Mary Margaret Chren, MD

Professor
Dermatology
+1 415 476-9757
Publications: 

Teens, Tweets, and Tanning Beds: Rethinking the Use of Social Media for Skin Cancer Prevention.

American journal of preventive medicine

Falzone AE, Brindis CD, Chren MM, Junn A, Pagoto S, Wehner M, Linos E

Risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma after treatment of basal cell carcinoma with vismodegib.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Bhutani T, Abrouk M, Sima CS, Sadetsky N, Hou J, Caro I, Chren MM, Arron ST

Types of Shade Vary in Protection Just Like Sunscreens.

JAMA dermatology

Opene C, Chren MM, Linos E

Patients' reports as indicators of quality of care.

The British journal of dermatology

Dizon MP, Chren MM

Outcomes of Melanoma In Situ Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery Compared With Wide Local Excision.

JAMA dermatology

Nosrati A, Berliner JG, Goel S, McGuire J, Morhenn V, de Souza JR, Yeniay Y, Singh R, Lee K, Nakamura M, Wu RR, Griffin A, Grimes B, Linos E, Chren MM, Grekin R, Wei ML

A review of the impact of patch testing on quality of life in allergic contact dermatitis.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Ramirez F, Chren MM, Botto N

Tumor recurrence of keratinocyte carcinomas judged appropriate for Mohs micrographic surgery using Appropriate Use Criteria.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Stuart SE, Schoen P, Jin C, Parvataneni R, Arron S, Linos E, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM

More than skin-deep: is basal cell carcinoma a marker for a cancer-prone phenotype?

The British journal of dermatology

Linos E, Bhatia S, Chren MM

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

Skin Cancer in U.S. Elderly Adults: Does Life Expectancy Play a Role in Treatment Decisions?

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Linos E, Chren MM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Covinsky KE

Is screening for basal cell carcinoma worthwhile? Too soon to tell.

The British journal of dermatology

Linos E, Chren MM

Online Advertising for Cancer Prevention: Google Ads and Tanning Beds.

JAMA dermatology

Cidre Serrano W, Chren MM, Resneck JS, Aji NN, Pagoto S, Linos E

Association of Skin Cancer and Indoor Tanning in Sexual Minority Men and Women.

JAMA dermatology

Mansh M, Katz KA, Linos E, Chren MM, Arron S

Reliability and validity of the Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma Index (aBCCdex).

The British journal of dermatology

Mathias SD, Chren MM, Crosby RD, Colwell HH, Yim YM, Reyes C, Chen DM, Fosko SW

Itch: challenges for clinicians and investigators.

The British journal of dermatology

Chren MM

'What is it about your skin cancer that bothers you the most?': 700 patients respond.

The British journal of dermatology

Grewal SK, Chren MM, Parvataneni R, Stuart SE, Galles E, Linos E

Timing of subsequent new tumors in patients who present with basal cell carcinoma or cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

JAMA dermatology

Wehner MR, Linos E, Parvataneni R, Stuart SE, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM

Early detection of melanoma: reviewing the ABCDEs.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Development and psychometric validation of the Chinese version of Skindex-29 and Skindex-16.

Health and quality of life outcomes

He Z, Lu C, Chren MM, Zhang Z, Li Y, Ni X, Buchtel V HA, Ryan PF, Li GZ

The good, the bad, and the ugly of free drug samples.

JAMA dermatology

Katz KA, Reid EE, Chren MM

Patient-reported outcomes of electrodessication and curettage for treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Galles E, Parvataneni R, Stuart SE, Linos E, Grewal S, Chren MM

Twitter: an opportunity for public health campaigns.

Lancet (London, England)

Wehner MR, Chren MM, Shive ML, Resneck JS, Pagoto S, Seidenberg AB, Linos E

Self-reported pigmentary phenotypes and race are significant but incomplete predictors of Fitzpatrick skin phototype in an ethnically diverse population.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

He SY, McCulloch CE, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM, Linos E, Arron ST

Drug samples in dermatology: out of the closet, into the dustbin.

JAMA dermatology

Katz KA, Reid EE, Chren MM

International prevalence of indoor tanning: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

JAMA dermatology

Wehner MR, Chren MM, Nameth D, Choudhry A, Gaskins M, Nead KT, Boscardin WJ, Linos E

Treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer--reply.

JAMA internal medicine

Linos E, Landefeld CS, Chren MM

Response to Rogers et al.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Chren MM

Itch as a patient-reported symptom in ambulatory care visits in the United States.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Shive M, Linos E, Berger T, Wehner M, Chren MM

Patient-reported problems after office procedures.

JAMA internal medicine

Linos E, Wehner MR, Frosch DL, Walter L, Chren MM

Treatment of nonfatal conditions at the end of life: nonmelanoma skin cancer.

JAMA internal medicine

Linos E, Parvataneni R, Stuart SE, Boscardin WJ, Landefeld CS, Chren MM

Effect of store and forward teledermatology on quality of life: a randomized controlled trial.

JAMA dermatology

Whited JD, Warshaw EM, Edison KE, Kapur K, Thottapurathu L, Raju S, Cook B, Engasser H, Pullen S, Parks P, Sindowski T, Motyka D, Brown R, Moritz TE, Datta SK, Chren MM, Marty L, Reda DJ

Rerecurrence 5 years after treatment of recurrent cutaneous basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma.

JAMA dermatology

Hamilton JR, Parvataneni R, Stuart SE, Chren MM

Factors affecting sunscreen use and sun avoidance in a U.S. national sample of organ transplant recipients.

The British journal of dermatology

Mihalis EL, Wysong A, Boscardin WJ, Tang JY, Chren MM, Arron ST

Tumor recurrence 5 years after treatment of cutaneous basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Chren MM, Linos E, Torres JS, Stuart SE, Parvataneni R, Boscardin WJ

Fitzpatrick skin phototype is an independent predictor of squamous cell carcinoma risk after solid organ transplantation.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Gogia R, Binstock M, Hirose R, Boscardin WJ, Chren MM, Arron ST

Indoor tanning and non-melanoma skin cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Wehner MR, Shive ML, Chren MM, Han J, Qureshi AA, Linos E

A multicentre, cross-sectional study on quality of life in patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

The British journal of dermatology

Vasquez R, Wang D, Tran QP, Adams-Huet B, Chren MM, Costner MI, Cohen JB, Werth VP, Chong BF

Acute care for elders units produced shorter hospital stays at lower cost while maintaining patients' functional status.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Barnes DE, Palmer RM, Kresevic DM, Fortinsky RH, Kowal J, Chren MM, Landefeld CS

Fee comparisons of treatments for nonmelanoma skin cancer in a private practice academic setting.

Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]

Wilson LS, Pregenzer M, Basu R, Bertenthal D, Torres J, Asgari M, Chren MM

The contribution of health services research to improved dermatologic care.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Chren MM

Sun protective behaviors and vitamin D levels in the US population: NHANES 2003-2006.

Cancer causes & control : CCC

Linos E, Keiser E, Kanzler M, Sainani KL, Lee W, Vittinghoff E, Chren MM, Tang JY

Acne severity grading: determining essential clinical components and features using a Delphi consensus.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Tan J, Wolfe B, Weiss J, Stein-Gold L, Bikowski J, Del Rosso J, Webster GF, Lucky A, Thiboutot D, Wilkin J, Leyden J, Chren MM

Adaptation of a Runyankore version of Skindex-16 for oral administration in Mbarara, Uganda.

International journal of dermatology

Chua SL, Maurer T, Chren MM

Supplement use and risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Asgari MM, Chren MM, Warton EM, Friedman GD, White E

A clinical index to stratify hospitalized older adults according to risk for new-onset disability.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Mehta KM, Pierluissi E, Boscardin WJ, Kirby KA, Walter LC, Chren MM, Palmer RM, Counsell SR, Landefeld CS

Recurrence after treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer: a prospective cohort study.

Archives of dermatology

Chren MM, Torres JS, Stuart SE, Bertenthal D, Labrador RJ, Boscardin WJ

Quality of life in cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Klein R, Moghadam-Kia S, Taylor L, Coley C, Okawa J, LoMonico J, Chren MM, Werth VP

Association of tea consumption and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Nutrition and cancer

Asgari MM, White E, Warton EM, Hararah MK, Friedman GD, Chren MM

Quality-of-life outcomes and measurement in childhood atopic dermatitis.

Immunology and allergy clinics of North America

Chamlin SL, Chren MM

Interpretation of quality-of-life scores.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Chren MM

Inverse association between serum 25(OH) vitamin D levels and non-melanoma skin cancer in elderly men.

Cancer causes & control : CCC

Tang JY, Parimi N, Wu A, Boscardin WJ, Shikany JM, Chren MM, Cummings SR, Epstein EH, Bauer DC

Association between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Archives of dermatology

Asgari MM, Chren MM, Warton EM, Friedman GD, White E

Association of prediagnostic serum vitamin D levels with the development of basal cell carcinoma.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Asgari MM, Tang J, Warton ME, Chren MM, Quesenberry CP, Bikle D, Horst RL, Orentreich N, Vogelman JH, Friedman GD

Statin use and risk of basal cell carcinoma.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Asgari MM, Tang J, Epstein EH, Chren MM, Warton EM, Quesenberry CP, Go AS, Friedman GD

Patient satisfaction after treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]

Asgari MM, Bertenthal D, Sen S, Sahay A, Chren MM

Quality of life in the actinic neoplasia syndrome: The VA Topical Tretinoin Chemoprevention (VATTC) Trial.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Weinstock MA, Lee KC, Chren MM, Marcolivio K

Effects of vulvodynia on quality of life.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Ponte M, Klemperer E, Sahay A, Chren MM

Variation in care for recurrent nonmelanoma skin cancer in a university-based practice and a veterans affairs clinic.

Archives of dermatology

Clark FL, Sahay A, Bertenthal D, Maddock L, Lindquist K, Grekin R, Chren MM

Highlights from the report of the working group on "Core measures of the burden of skin diseases".

The Journal of investigative dermatology

VanBeek M, Beach S, Braslow L, Braslow JB, Chen SC, Chren MM, Margolis D, Chamlin S, Torrance G, Hodgson T

Childhood Atopic Dermatitis Impact Scale: reliability, discriminative and concurrent validity, and responsiveness.

Archives of dermatology

Chamlin SL, Lai JS, Cella D, Frieden IJ, Williams ML, Mancini AJ, Chren MM

What's in a name? Use of brand versus generic drug names in United States outpatient practice.

Journal of general internal medicine

Steinman MA, Chren MM, Landefeld CS

A pilot quality-of-life instrument for acne rosacea.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Nicholson K, Abramova L, Chren MM, Yeung J, Chon SY, Chen SC

Turkish version of Skindex-29.

International journal of dermatology

Aksu AE, Urer MS, Sabuncu I, Saracoglu ZN, Chren MM

Characteristics and impact of drug detailing for gabapentin.

PLoS medicine

Steinman MA, Harper GM, Chren MM, Landefeld CS, Bero LA

Quality-of-life outcomes of treatments for cutaneous basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Chren MM, Sahay AP, Bertenthal DS, Sen S, Landefeld CS

Quality of life in mild to moderate acne: relationship to clinical severity and factors influencing change with treatment.

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV

Jones-Caballero M, Chren MM, Soler B, Pedrosa E, Peñas PF

Narrative review: the promotion of gabapentin: an analysis of internal industry documents.

Annals of internal medicine

Steinman MA, Bero LA, Chren MM, Landefeld CS

Testing and reducing skindex-29 using Rasch analysis: Skindex-17.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Nijsten TE, Sampogna F, Chren MM, Abeni DD

Age, gender, quality of life and psychological distress in patients hospitalized with psoriasis.

The British journal of dermatology

Sampogna F, Chren MM, Melchi CF, Pasquini P, Tabolli S, Abeni D

Renal insufficiency and use of revascularization among a national cohort of men with advanced lower extremity peripheral arterial disease.

Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN

O'Hare AM, Bertenthal D, Sidawy AN, Shlipak MG, Sen S, Chren MM

Development of the Childhood Atopic Dermatitis Impact Scale: initial validation of a quality-of-life measure for young children with atopic dermatitis and their families.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Chamlin SL, Cella D, Frieden IJ, Williams ML, Mancini AJ, Lai JS, Chren MM

Measurement of vital signs for skin diseases.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Chren MM

The price of pruritus: sleep disturbance and cosleeping in atopic dermatitis.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Chamlin SL, Mattson CL, Frieden IJ, Williams ML, Mancini AJ, Cella D, Chren MM

Impact of renal insufficiency on mortality in advanced lower extremity peripheral arterial disease.

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN

O'Hare AM, Bertenthal D, Shlipak MG, Sen S, Chren MM

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in the prevention and treatment of squamous cell carcinoma.

Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]

Asgari M, White E, Chren MM

Variation in care for nonmelanoma skin cancer in a private practice and a veterans affairs clinic.

Medical care

Chren MM, Sahay AP, Sands LP, Maddock L, Lindquist K, Bertenthal D, Bacchetti P

Variability in nomenclature used for nevi with architectural disorder and cytologic atypia (microscopically dysplastic nevi) by dermatologists and dermatopathologists.

Journal of cutaneous pathology

Shapiro M, Chren MM, Levy RM, Elder DE, LeBoit PE, Mihm MC, Margolis DJ, Gimotty PA, Ming ME

Effects of atopic dermatitis on young American children and their families.

Pediatrics

Chamlin SL, Frieden IJ, Williams ML, Chren MM

Association between poorer quality of life and psychiatric morbidity in patients with different dermatological conditions.

Psychosomatic medicine

Sampogna F, Picardi A, Chren MM, Melchi CF, Pasquini P, Masini C, Abeni D

Conceptual issues in measuring the burden of skin diseases.

The journal of investigative dermatology. Symposium proceedings / the Society for Investigative Dermatology, Inc. [and] European Society for Dermatological Research

Chren MM, Weinstock MA

Development and validation of a health-related quality of life instrument for women with melasma.

The British journal of dermatology

Balkrishnan R, McMichael AJ, Camacho FT, Saltzberg F, Housman TS, Grummer S, Feldman SR, Chren MM

Cognitive screening predicts magnitude of functional recovery from admission to 3 months after discharge in hospitalized elders.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Sands LP, Yaffe K, Covinsky K, Chren MM, Counsell S, Palmer R, Fortinsky R, Landefeld CS

The Japanese version of Skindex-16: a brief quality-of-life measure for patients with skin diseases.

The Journal of dermatology

Higaki Y, Kawamoto K, Kamo T, Horikawa N, Kawashima M, Chren MM

Scalpdex: a quality-of-life instrument for scalp dermatitis.

Archives of dermatology

Chen SC, Yeung J, Chren MM

Skin-related quality of life in HIV-infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy.

Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery

Mirmirani P, Maurer TA, Berger TG, Sands LP, Chren MM

Further evidence of the validity and reliability of the Skindex-29: an Italian study on 2,242 dermatological outpatients.

Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)

Abeni D, Picardi A, Pasquini P, Melchi CF, Chren MM

Strategies of coping and quality of life in women with alopecia.

The British journal of dermatology

Schmidt S, Fischer TW, Chren MM, Strauss BM, Elsner P

Measurement properties of Skindex-16: a brief quality-of-life measure for patients with skin diseases.

Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery

Chren MM, Lasek RJ, Sahay AP, Sands LP

Psychological stress perturbs epidermal permeability barrier homeostasis: implications for the pathogenesis of stress-associated skin disorders.

Archives of dermatology

Garg A, Chren MM, Sands LP, Matsui MS, Marenus KD, Feingold KR, Elias PM

The Spanish version of Skindex-29.

International journal of dermatology

Jones-Caballero M, Peñas PF, García-Díez A, Badía X, Chren MM

Report of having slowed down: evidence for the validity of a new way to inquire about mild disability in elders.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Pine ZM, Gurland B, Chren MM

Differences in patient-reported processes and outcomes between men and women with myocardial infarction.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Chren MM, Harper DL, Way LE, Rosenthal GE

Functional status before hospitalization in acutely ill older adults: validity and clinical importance of retrospective reports.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Covinsky KE, Palmer RM, Counsell SR, Pine ZM, Walter LC, Chren MM

Understanding research about quality of life and other health outcomes.

Journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery

Chren MM

When doctors marry doctors: a survey exploring the professional and family lives of young physicians.

Annals of internal medicine

Sobecks NW, Justice AC, Hinze S, Chirayath HT, Lasek RJ, Chren MM, Aucott J, Juknialis B, Fortinsky R, Youngner S, Landefeld CS

Preventing disability in older people with chronic disease: what is a doctor to do?

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Landefeld CS, Chren MM

What patients should ask of consumers' guides to health care quality.

Evaluation & the health professions

Rosenthal GE, Chren MM, Lasek RJ, Landefeld CS

The relation between health status changes and patient satisfaction in older hospitalized medical patients.

Journal of general internal medicine

Covinsky KE, Rosenthal GE, Chren MM, Justice AC, Fortinsky RH, Palmer RM, Landefeld CS

Why isn't warfarin prescribed to patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation?

Journal of general internal medicine

Beyth RJ, Antani MR, Covinsky KE, Miller DG, Chren MM, Quinn LM, Landefeld CS

Skindex, a quality-of-life measure for patients with skin disease: reliability, validity, and responsiveness.

The Journal of investigative dermatology

Chren MM, Lasek RJ, Quinn LM, Mostow EN, Zyzanski SJ

Restructuring dermatology education at Cleveland medical centers affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

Archives of dermatology

Wood GS, Lynch WS, Davis B, Chren MM, Baud E, Brodell RT, Elewski BE, Martin RW, Cooper KD

Learning and teaching in dermatology. A practitioner's guide.

Archives of dermatology

Brodell RT, Wile MZ, Chren MM, Bickers DR

The annual guide to "America's best hospitals". Evidence of influence among health care leaders.

Journal of general internal medicine

Rosenthal GE, Chren MM, Lasek RJ, Landefeld CS

Fat necrosis with features of erythema nodosum in a patient with metastatic pancreatic carcinoma.

International journal of dermatology

Durden FM, Variyam E, Chren MM

Bonsai tree: risk factor for disseminated sporotrichosis.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Dong JA, Chren MM, Elewski BE

Dermatologic health services research.

Dermatologic clinics

Chren MM

Cultures of skin biopsy tissue from immunocompromised patients with cancer and rashes.

Archives of dermatology

Chren MM, Lazarus HM, Salata RA, Landefeld CS

Costs of therapy for dermatophyte infections.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Chren MM

Severe megaloblastic anemia in a patient receiving low-dose methotrexate for psoriasis.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Casserly CM, Stange KC, Chren MM

Rashes in immunocompromised cancer patients. The diagnostic yield of skin biopsy and its effects on therapy.

Archives of dermatology

Chren MM, Lazarus HM, Bickers DR, Landefeld CS

Doctors, drug companies and gifts.

Rhode Island medical journal

Chren MM, Landefeld CS

Doctors, drug companies, and gifts.

JAMA

Chren MM, Landefeld CS, Murray TH

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Chren MM, Silverman RA, Sorensen RU, Elmets CA

Diagnostic yield of the autopsy in a university hospital and a community hospital.

The New England journal of medicine

Landefeld CS, Chren MM, Myers A, Geller R, Robbins S, Goldman L

Students' sexual behavior, knowledge, and attitudes relating to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Journal of general internal medicine

Landefeld CS, Chren MM, Shega J, Speroff T, McGuire E