Strategies to expand dermatologic care during the COVID-19 crisis

September 9, 2020
Jessica Barry

In part three of our conversation, Sepideh Ashrafzadeh details sustainable steps the specialty can take to expand access to care to new and underserved communities during the current pandemic – and in the future.

In a recent paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), authors Sepideh Ashrafzadeh and Vinod E. Nambudiri, M.D., MBA, propose strategies to expand access to high-quality dermatologic care during the pandemic.

In case you missed it: What disparities most affect the specialty? Dr. Nambudiri discusses this important topic with Dermatology Times in this video interview.

Related: Co-author Sepideh Ashrafzadeh highlights how the pandemic presents a unique opportunity to expand care to populations most affected by disparities.

Coming soon: What are some of the challenges of expanding telehealth to underserved communities? Sepideh Ashrafzadeh tackles this question in our upcoming video interview.


Ashrafzadeh S, Nambudiri VE. The COVID-19 crisis: A unique opportunity to expand dermatology to underserved populations. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020;83(1):e83-e84. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2020.04.154