Associate Dean & Director of Clinical Research Southern California Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Vice Chair of Clinical Research & Professor of Dermatology Director of Clinical Trials & Outcomes Research Director of Psoriasis Program, Department of Dermatology University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
April W Armstrong, MD, MPH, is Associate Dean and Director of Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). She also serves as Director of the Psoriasis Program at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Dr Armstrong also serves as Vice Chair and Director of Psoriasis Program in the dermatology department at USC. Dr Armstrong obtained her MD and completed her dermatology residency at Harvard. She also obtained an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Armstrong is highly committed to clinical research and the care of patients with inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Her research in focuses on investigating comorbidities related to psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, identifying treatment patterns, treatment goals, and economic burden of inflammatory skin disease, and increasing patient access using innovative, technology-enabled healthcare delivery methods. She has conducted over 100 clinical trials and published over 210 articles in scientific journals. She holds multiple leadership positions at professional societies, including the National Psoriasis Foundation, Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), the International Psoriasis Council, and the American Academy of Dermatology.