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MyVitiligoTeam Medical Reviewer | John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D, Global Vitiligo Foundation Board of Directors

Posted on May 10, 2022

John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D, Global Vitiligo Foundation Board of Directors

John E. Harris, M.D., Ph.D.


Global Vitiligo Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. John E. Harris earned his medical degree and a Ph.D. in molecular medicine from the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) in Worcester, MA, where he also completed his medical internship. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Harris is board-certified in dermatology and is associate professor of dermatology at UMMS. He is also the director of the Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center at UMMS, where he writes the blog “Speaking of Vitiligo ... .” The clinic and research center maintain two focuses: diagnosing and treating people with vitiligo, and conducting research into new vitiligo treatments. Dr. Harris serves in advisory positions on boards and committees including the Dermatology Foundation, the Skin of Color Society, the Global Vitiligo Foundation, the Vitiligo Research Foundation, the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the New England Dermatology Society, among others.

Education


  • University of Massachusetts Medical School (M.D. and Ph.D.)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Residency and postdoctoral fellowship)
  • Certifications


  • Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
  • Professional Accolades


  • Member-at-large, Global Vitiligo Foundation
  • Co-Founder and Board Member, Vitiligo Working Group
  • Member, Scientific Committee, Skin of Color Society
  • Board member, Skin of Color Society
  • Basic Research Advisory Council, National Alopecia Areata Foundation
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Vitiligo Research Foundation
  • Board member, New England Dermatology Society
  • Medical and Scientific Committee, Dermatology Foundation
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Affiliations


  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center at UMMS
  • Social Media Accounts and Websites


  • Twitter:@HarrisVitiligo