Robert Dellavalle
M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Professor and Chair


Robert Dellavalle, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H., is Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Dermatology Executive Program Director. He is recognized for his dermatoepidemiology expertise and research on the global burden of skin disease. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal JMIR Dermatology (

Dr. Dellavalle was the recipient of the Melanoma Research Foundation Prevention Award and has over 450 publications. His career has focused upon serving US Veterans, improving the evidence base upon which dermatology care is provided with Cochrane Skin, and preventing skin, hair, and nail disease--especially skin cancer. He places special emphasis on training the next generation of dermatology researchers and clinicians.

Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

"The Global Burden of Skin Disease", Elmore Kindel Endowed Lecture, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25, 2024.
"The Global Burden of Skin Disease", Hermann Pinkus Memorial Lecture, Wayne State University, Dearborn, Michigan, November 15, 2023.



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