Population Based Dermatology Research
Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research
The Unit for Population-Based Dermatology Research is based at the St Thomas’ Hospital Campus and headed by Carsten Flohr, Professor in Dermatology, and conducts translational and clinical research into the prevention, epidemiology and treatment of skin diseases, with a particular focus on atopic eczema. This is done through collaboration on large cohort and intervention studies, such as the Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study, the PROmotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT), and the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). The Unit also leads a national trial comparing the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of cyclosporine with methotrexate in severe paediatric eczema (TREAT trial). A national cohort study of adult and paediatric patients on conventional and novel biologic treatments for severe atopic eczema is currently in set up. There are close collaborative links with the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network and the UK Translational Research Network in Dermatology (UK TREND).