Katrina Abuabara, MD

HS Clinical Asst Professor
Dermatology

Dr. Abuabara is working to develop innovative methods to bridge the gap between evidence generated from population-based studies and decision making for individual patient care. Her current research focuses on the chronic inflammatory disease eczema, which is one of the 50 most prevalent diseases worldwide. She seeks to understand why some individual have skin disease that resolves, while others have recurrences throughout life. Her background in the social sciences, experience analyzing multidimensional data, and clinical training enable her to take an interdisciplinary scientific approach that combines genomic, physiological, environmental, and psychosocial variables to understand patient outcomes over time. Her goal is to develop truly personalized interventions that address both the pathophysiological and sociocultural aspects of chronic disease, and improve the lives of patients with chronic skin conditions.

Publications: 

The Burden of Skin and Subcutaneous Diseases in the United States From 1990 to 2017.

JAMA dermatology

Laughter MR, Maymone MBC, Karimkhani C, Rundle C, Hu S, Wolfe S, Abuabara K, Hollingsworth P, Weintraub GS, Dunnick CA, Kisa A, Damiani G, Sheikh A, Singh JA, Fukumoto T, Desai R, Grada A, Filip I, Radfar A, Naghavi M, Dellavalle RP

Influence of Contraception Class on Incidence and Severity of Acne Vulgaris.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Barbieri JS, Mitra N, Margolis DJ, Harper CC, Mostaghimi A, Abuabara K

Atopic eczema and fracture risk in adults: A population-based cohort study.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Lowe KE, Mansfield KE, Delmestri A, Smeeth L, Roberts A, Abuabara K, Prieto-Alhambra D, Langan SM

By protecting against cutaneous inflammation, epidermal pigmentation provided an additional advantage for ancestral humans.

Evolutionary applications

Lin TK, Man MQ, Abuabara K, Wakefield JS, Sheu HM, Tsai JC, Lee CH, Elias PM

Atopic eczema in adulthood and risk of depression and anxiety: a population-based cohort study.

The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice

Schonmann Y, Mansfield KE, Hayes JF, Abuabara K, Roberts A, Smeeth L, Langan SM

Genetic ancestry does not explain increased atopic dermatitis susceptibility or worse disease control among African Americans in two large US cohorts.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Abuabara K, You Y, Margolis DJ, Hoffmann TJ, Risch N, Jorgenson E

A Multi Year Cross Sectional Study of US National Prescribing Patterns of First Generation Sedating Antihistamines in Older Adults with Skin Disease.

The British journal of dermatology

Cenzer I, Nkansah-Mahaney N, Wehner M, Chren MM, Berger T, Covinsky K, Berger K, Abuabara K, Linos E

Clinical onset of atopic eczema: Results from two nationally representative British birth cohorts followed through mid-life.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Abuabara K, Ye M, McCulloch CE, Sullivan A, Margolis DJ, Strachan DP, Paternoster L, Yew YW, Williams HC, Langan SM

Assessment of Sleep Disturbances and Exhaustion in Mothers of Children With Atopic Dermatitis.

JAMA dermatology

Ramirez FD, Chen S, Langan SM, Prather AA, McCulloch CE, Kidd SA, Cabana MD, Chren MM, Abuabara K

Association of Atopic Dermatitis With Sleep Quality in Children.

JAMA pediatrics

Ramirez FD, Chen S, Langan SM, Prather AA, McCulloch CE, Kidd SA, Cabana MD, Chren MM, Abuabara K

Why does the BJD require registration of systematic reviews and meta-analyses?

The British journal of dermatology

Abuabara K, van Zuuren EJ, Flohr C

Atopic eczema and major cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of population-based studies.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Ascott A, Mulick A, Yu A, Prieto-Merino D, Schmidt M, Abuabara K, Smeeth L, Roberts A, Langan SM

Prevalence of Atopic Eczema Among Patients Seen in Primary Care: Data From The Health Improvement Network.

Annals of internal medicine

Abuabara K, Magyari A, McCulloch CE, Linos E, Margolis DJ, Langan SM

Classifying atopic dermatitis: protocol for a systematic review of subtypes (phenotypes) and associated characteristics.

BMJ open

Mulick AR, Allen V, Williams HC, Grindlay DJC, Pearce N, Abuabara K, Langan SM

Severe and predominantly active atopic eczema in adulthood and long term risk of cardiovascular disease: population based cohort study.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Silverwood RJ, Forbes HJ, Abuabara K, Ascott A, Schmidt M, Schmidt SAJ, Smeeth L, Langan SM

Systematic review of atopic dermatitis disease definition in studies using routinely collected health data.

The British journal of dermatology

Dizon MP, Yu AM, Singh RK, Wan J, Chren MM, Flohr C, Silverberg JI, Margolis DJ, Langan SM, Abuabara K

Report from the fifth international consensus meeting to harmonize core outcome measures for atopic eczema/dermatitis clinical trials (HOME initiative).

The British journal of dermatology

Chalmers JR, Thomas KS, Apfelbacher C, Williams HC, Prinsen CA, Spuls PI, Simpson E, Gerbens LAA, Boers M, Barbarot S, Stalder JF, Abuabara K, Aoki V, Ardeleanu M, Armstrong J, Bang B, Berents TL, Burton T, Butler L, Chubachi T, Cresswell-Melville A, DeLozier A, Eckert L, Eichenfield L, Flohr C, Futamura M, Gadkari A, Gjerde ES, van Halewijn KF, Hawkes C, Howells L, Howie L, Humphreys R, Ishii HA, Kataoka Y, Katayama I, Kouwenhoven W, Langan SM, Leshem YA, Merhand S, Mina-Osorio P, Murota H, Nakahara T, Nunes FP, Nygaard U, Nygårdas M, Ohya Y, Ono E, Rehbinder E, Rogers NK, Romeijn GLE, Schuttelaar MLA, Sears AV, Simpson MA, Singh JA, Srour J, Stuart B, Svensson Å, Talmo G, Talmo H, Teixeira HD, Thyssen JP, Todd G, Torchet F, Volke A, von Kobyletzki L, Weisshaar E, Wollenberg A, Zaniboni M

How data can deliver for dermatology.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Abuabara K, Asgari MM, Chen SC, Dellavalle RP, Kalia S, Secrest AM, Silverberg JI, Solomon JA, Weinstock MA, Wu JJ, Chren MM

Is new better than tried and tested? Topical atopic dermatitis treatment in context.

The British journal of dermatology

Abuabara K, Flohr C

Systematic reviews of case reports and case series: from anecdote to evidence.

The British journal of dermatology

Naik HB, Abuabara K

Incidence and sociodemographic characteristics of eczema diagnosis in children: A cohort study.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Ban L, Langan SM, Abuabara K, Thomas KS, Abdul Sultan A, Sach T, McManus E, Santer M, Ratib S

Introducing the new Evidence-Based Dermatology section.

The British journal of dermatology

Flohr C, Abuabara K, Bath-Hextall F, Nast A, van Zuuren E

Eczema and educational attainment: a systematic review.

The British journal of dermatology

von Kobyletzki LB, Beckman L, Smirnova J, Smeeth L, Williams HC, McKee M, Abuabara K, Langan SM

Patterns and predictors of atopic dermatitis disease control past childhood: An observational cohort study.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Abuabara K, Hoffstad O, Troxel AB, Gelfand JM, McCulloch CE, Margolis DJ

Conclusions about atopic dermatitis persistence might be premature.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Abuabara K, Langan SM, Yu AM

The Long-Term Course of Atopic Dermatitis.

Dermatologic clinics

Abuabara K, Margolis DJ, Langan SM

Development and Validation of an Algorithm to Accurately Identify Atopic Eczema Patients in Primary Care Electronic Health Records from the UK.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Abuabara K, Magyari AM, Hoffstad O, Jabbar-Lopez ZK, Smeeth L, Williams HC, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Langan SM

Increased Risk of Cutaneous and Systemic Infections in Atopic Dermatitis-A Cohort Study.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Langan SM, Abuabara K, Henrickson SE, Hoffstad O, Margolis DJ

Comparisons of patients' satisfaction should take expectations into account.

The British journal of dermatology

Dizon M, Linos E, Arron ST, Abuabara K, Ruiz de Luzuriaga AM, Jin C, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM

Strategies used for measuring long-term control in atopic dermatitis trials: A systematic review.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Barbarot S, Rogers NK, Abuabara K, Aubert H, Chalmers J, Flohr C, Hanifin J, Naldi L, Margolis DJ, Paul C, Ridd MJ, Schuttelaar MA, Simpson E, Tauber M, Volke A, Weidinger S, Wilkes SR, Wollenberg A, Thomas KS

Report from the fourth international consensus meeting to harmonize core outcome measures for atopic eczema/dermatitis clinical trials (HOME initiative).

The British journal of dermatology

Chalmers JR, Simpson E, Apfelbacher CJ, Thomas KS, von Kobyletzki L, Schmitt J, Singh JA, Svensson Å, Williams HC, Abuabara K, Aoki V, Ardeleanu M, Awici-Rasmussen M, Barbarot S, Berents TL, Block J, Bragg A, Burton T, Bjerring Clemmensen KK, Creswell-Melville A, Dinesen M, Drucker A, Eckert L, Flohr C, Garg M, Gerbens LA, Graff AL, Hanifin J, Heinl D, Humphreys R, Ishii HA, Kataoka Y, Leshem YA, Marquort B, Massuel MA, Merhand S, Mizutani H, Murota H, Murrell DF, Nakahara T, Nasr I, Nograles K, Ohya Y, Osterloh I, Pander J, Prinsen C, Purkins L, Ridd M, Sach T, Schuttelaar ML, Shindo S, Smirnova J, Sulzer A, Synnøve Gjerde E, Takaoka R, Vestby Talmo H, Tauber M, Torchet F, Volke A, Wahlgren CF, Weidinger S, Weisshaar E, Wollenberg A, Yamaga K, Zhao CY, Spuls PI

Association Between Leukemia and Topical Use of Pimecrolimus-Reply.

JAMA dermatology

Margolis DJ, Abuabara K, Hoffstad OJ, Wan J, Raimondo D, Bilker WB

Databases for Clinical Research.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Abuabara K, Margolis DJ

Association Between Malignancy and Topical Use of Pimecrolimus.

JAMA dermatology

Margolis DJ, Abuabara K, Hoffstad OJ, Wan J, Raimondo D, Bilker WB

Atopic dermatitis disease control and age: A cohort study.

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Abuabara K, Hoffstad O, Troxel A, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ

Human herpesvirus 6 involvement in paediatric drug hypersensitivity syndrome.

The British journal of dermatology

Ahluwalia J, Abuabara K, Perman MJ, Yan AC

Mucinous nevus: report of a case and review of the literature.

JAMA dermatology

Cobos G, Braunstein I, Abuabara K, Chu EY, James W

Persistence of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.

JAMA dermatology

Margolis JS, Abuabara K, Bilker W, Hoffstad O, Margolis DJ

The diagnostic challenge of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma: Clinical manifestations and unusual human papillomavirus types.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Sagdeo A, Gormley RH, Abuabara K, Tyring SK, Rady P, Elder DE, Kovarik CL

Alcohol-induced vasculitis: case report and commentary.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Abuabara K, Samimi S, Chu EY, Bluebond ND, James WD, Merkel PA

Do children really outgrow their eczema, or is there more than one eczema?

The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology

Abuabara K, Margolis DJ

Antibiotic sensitivity and resistance patterns in pediatric staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.

Pediatric dermatology

Braunstein I, Wanat KA, Abuabara K, McGowan KL, Yan AC, Treat JR

The role of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in dermatology.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Abuabara K, Freeman EE, Dellavalle R

Variation in dermatologist beliefs about the safety and effectiveness of treatments for moderate to severe psoriasis.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Abuabara K, Wan J, Troxel AB, Shin DB, Van Voorhees AS, Bebo BF, Krueger GG, Callis Duffin K, Gelfand JM

Dermatologist preferences for treatments to compare in future randomized controlled comparative effectiveness trials for moderate to severe psoriasis.

Archives of dermatology

Wan J, Abuabara K, Troxel AB, Shin DB, Van Voorhees AS, Bebo BF, Krueger GG, Callis Duffin K, Gelfand JM

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled proof of concept trial of topical cidofovir, 1% and 3%, for the prevention of beard hair growth in men.

Archives of dermatology

Wan J, Vittorio CC, Abuabara K, Kurd SK, Musiek A, Steinemann JM, Gelfand JM

Reliability and validity of a photographic method for measuring facial hair density in men.

Archives of dermatology

Wan J, Abuabara K, Kurd SK, Musiek A, Steinemann JM, Vittorio CC, Gelfand JM

Dermatologist response rates to a mailed questionnaire: a randomized trial of monetary incentives.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Wan J, Abuabara K, Shin DB, Troxel AB, Bebo BF, Gelfand JM

Dermatologist preferences for first-line therapy of moderate to severe psoriasis in healthy adult patients.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Wan J, Abuabara K, Troxel AB, Shin DB, Van Voorhees AS, Bebo BF, Krueger GG, Callis Duffin K, Gelfand JM

Validity of The Health Improvement Network (THIN) for the study of psoriasis.

The British journal of dermatology

Seminara NM, Abuabara K, Shin DB, Langan SM, Kimmel SE, Margolis D, Troxel AB, Gelfand JM

Cause-specific mortality in patients with severe psoriasis: a population-based cohort study in the U.K.

The British journal of dermatology

Abuabara K, Azfar RS, Shin DB, Neimann AL, Troxel AB, Gelfand JM

Diet and weight loss as a treatment for psoriasis.

Archives of dermatology

Gelfand JM, Abuabara K

Briakinumab.

Expert opinion on biological therapy

Lima XT, Abuabara K, Kimball AB, Lima HC

Oral contraceptives for acne and sexual practices.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Abuabara K, Chang AL

Abuse during pregnancy in Mexico City.

International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Díaz-Olavarrieta C, Paz F, Abuabara K, Martínez Ayala HB, Kolstad K, Palermo T

Pharmacy provision of medical abortifacients in a Latin American city.

Contraception

Lara D, Abuabara K, Grossman D, Díaz-Olavarrieta C

Risk of pregnancy and external validity in clinical trials of emergency contraception.

The journal of family planning and reproductive health care

Westley E, Bigrigg A, Webb A, Haskell S, Blanchard K, Loftus-Granberg B, Sorhaindo A, Johnston K, Spiers A, Abuabara K, Ellertson C

Barriers to contraceptive use in product labeling and practice guidelines.

American journal of public health

Grossman D, Ellertson C, Abuabara K, Blanchard K, Rivas FT

As often as needed: appropriate use of emergency contraceptive pills.

Contraception

Abuabara K, Becker D, Ellertson C, Blanchard K, Schiavon R, Garcia SG

Differences between emergency contraception users in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972)

Blanchard K, Haskell S, Ferden S, Johnstone K, Spears A, Evans M, Leadbetter C, Carlson S, Meehan A, Abuabara K, Ellertson C