Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR, is a professor of medical dermatology with special interests in chronic inflammatory skin diseases and skin cancer at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, OR. Dr Simpson received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX and his residency in dermatology at OHSU. Dr Simpson is board certified in dermatology.
Dr Simpson is actively involved in clinical research and is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry partners to study new approaches to chronic skin disease treatment and prevention. His collaborations are global in scope and he has been invited to present his research and approach to patient care at international conferences in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. He has published over 80 scientific articles in several high-impact peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.
Dr Simpson supports patient advocacy by serving as the co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Eczema Association. He also serves on the executive committee of the Harmonizing Outcome Measures in Eczema (HOME), a volunteer group of patients, providers, and other stakeholders whose mission is to improve the quality of eczema research to better suit the needs of patients and policy-makers.