After a widespread, worldwide shift to virtual gatherings at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study conducted by MGH researchers also showed a shift in the way many people were feeling about their physical appearance on video-based platforms.
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- MPH, Harvard T. H Chan School of Public Health
- MD, UT Southwestern Medical School
- Residency, UT Southwestern Medical Center
American Board Certifications
- Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology
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Development and application of technologies and innovative methods to promote patient advocacy and solve problems in healthcare.
Dr. Kourosh developed the Skin Advocate iPhone App, a free application that connects patients with skin disease with appropriate patient advocacy resources and support for their conditions.
She is currently working on innovations involving novel telemedicine platforms to increase access to care.
Dr. Kourosh also founded and directs Project Phoenix, a pro bono tattoo removal program for patients in need of assistance with job acquisition and social reintegration, and conducts research around tattoos as a social determinant of health.
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- Tanning as a behavioral addiction. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36(5):284-90 (May 2010)
- Hooked on Tanning: Why You Shouldn't Start. The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal. Vol 30. 2012.
- Photosensitive Disorders in HIV. Cockerell and Calame: Cutaneous manifestations of HIV infection. Copyright 2010. Manson Publishing, 73 Corringham Road, London, NW11 7DL, UK.
- Leprosy of Lucio and Latapí with extremity livedoid vascular changes. International Journal of Dermatology 2013;52(10):1245-7Psoriasis as the Marker of Underlying Systemic Disease. Skin Therapy Letter. 2008 Feb; 13(1):1-5.
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- A Girl With Cerebriform Palmar Plaques. Consultant For Pediatricians. 2013;12(7):317-318.
- Jun | 12 | 2020
Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, dermatologist and director of Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, shares some considerations for dermatologic care during COVID-19.
- May | 18 | 2018
“Choosing the right sunscreen can help to reduce the risk of skin cancer and early signs of aging by the sun,” says Arianne “Shadi” Kourosh, MD, MPH, director of Community Health in the MGH Department of Dermatology.