Katrina ​Abuabara, MD, MA, MSCE

Associate Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Katrina Abuabara is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Dermatology (at UCSF) whose research focuses on the impact of the sociocultural and physical environment on health outcomes.


Dr. Abuabara is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and an Associate Professor of Dermatology at UCSF. Her research focuses on long term outcomes and co-morbidities of inflammatory skin disease, and the impact of skin barrier decline on inflammation and aging. She has a methodologic focus on longitudinal data analysis and integrates genomic, clinical, environmental, and social factors over time to better understand the dynamic interplay between biology and the environment.

Research Interests

  • Allergic diseases
  • Skin disease
  • Inflammation
  • Aging
  • Social determinants of health


  • MSCE – University of Pennsylvania
  • MD – Harvard Medical School
  • MA – Stanford University
  • BA – Stanford University

Courses Taught

    • PB HLTH 199
    • Supervised Independent Study and Research
    • PB HLTH 299
    • Independent Research