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Joy Wan, MD, MSCE
Joy Wan

Dr. Wan focuses her research on chronic inflammatory skin diseases, primarily atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Through her work she aims to understand and address the health, social, and life impacts of chronic skin disease in children.



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Dr. Wan is an instructor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending dermatologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her clinical and research interests include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and pediatric dermatoepidemiology.

Dr. Wan received her AB in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and her MD from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed dermatology residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, during which time she also obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and pursued postdoctoral research training in clinical epidemiology. She subsequently completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Education and Training

AB, Harvard University (Biochemical Sciences), 2006

MD, University of Pennsylvania (Medicine), 2012

MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Epidemiology), 2017

Titles and Academic Titles


Instructor, Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Publication Highlights

Wan J, Mitra N, Hoffstad OJ, Yan AC, Margolis DJ. Longitudinal atopic dermatitis control and persistence vary with timing of disease onset in children: A cohort study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Dec; 81(6):1292-1299. PubMed PMID: 31085263
Wan J, Takeshita J, Shin DB, Gelfand JM. Mental health impairment among children with atopic dermatitis: a U.S. population-based cross-sectional study of the 2013-2017 National Health Interview Survey. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Oct; [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31626880.
Wan J, Margolis DJ, Mitra N, Hoffstad OJ, Takeshita J. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Atopic Dermatitis-Related School Absences Among US Children. JAMA Dermatol. 2019 May; [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31116350
Wan J, Wang S, Haynes K, Denburg MR, Shin DB, Gelfand JM. Risk of moderate to advanced kidney disease in patients with psoriasis: population based cohort study. BMJ. 2013 Oct; 347:f5961. PubMed PMID: 24129480