Mara Weinstein Velez

Guest Editor for the following articles:

Dec
2016
Vol. 35. No. 4

Introduction

Mara Weinstein Velez, MD | Shilpi Khetarpal, MD

The ethnic and racial composition of the US population is changing rapidly. There is a continuous rise of individuals with mixed ethnic backgrounds comprising skin of color. It is important for physicians to be comfortable addressing and treating the needs of this population, as it differs significantly from the white population.

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Dec
2016
Vol. 35. No. 4

Common conditions in skin of color

Ali Hadi, BA | Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSx

This paper provides an up-to-date overview of common conditions that occur in skin of color, including their clinical presentations, pathogenesis, differential diagnoses, and treatments.

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Dec
2016
Vol. 35. No. 4

Evolution of skin and hair in African Americans

Angela Kyei, MD, MPH | Sara Hogan, MD

This review seeks to highlight the current scientific explanation of skin color and hair texture, with special attention to people of African descent, in an attempt to give insight into the clinical presentations of hair and skin disorders seen in this group.

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