My Eczema and Me
Produced in collaboration with Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Support for this patient education program was provided by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
During this virtual presentation, a doctor, patient advocacy specialist and patient discuss how atopic dermatitis affects the skin and strategies to improve communication between you and your doctor.
After watching this 60-minute session, you will be able to
- Explain how atopic dermatitis that affects the skin, can progress, and affect other parts of your body if left untreated
- Describe strategies and resources that can help you and your caregiver communicate and prioritize treatment goals with your clinician
- Practice shared decision-making with your doctor regarding your therapy for your eczema to reach your acceptable goals
How Do I Know That My Medication for Eczema Is Working?
I’m 15 years old and I’ve had eczema for years. Is there anything I can do?
Peter Lio, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Peter Lio, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, and a medical acupuncturist with interest in alternative medical approaches to dermatologic diseases. He is the founding director of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center that’s devoted to patients with eczema and their families, with an emphasis on education about the disease. He currently serves as a board member and scientific advisory committee member for the National Eczema Association, and is the author of 2 textbooks and over 100 publications in peer-reviewed literature. Dr Lio received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and completed his internship in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Kafi Drexel Brown
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Kafi Drexel Brown is public relations director at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in Landover, Maryland. She is a journalist and public relations expert with more than 15 years of broadcast experience. Kafi worked for 10 years as a television news reporter and anchor for stations in New York City, where she focused on many health issues including asthma. In 2010, she was named Journalist of the Year by the Public Health Association of New York City. Kafi left the broadcast world to take a senior position at the sixth-largest privately owned public relations firm in the country and then founded her own media consulting firm. She has a Master of Science with a concentration in broadcast from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
Kylie Williams is a member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America patient support community and serves as a patient advisor on several research projects. She is also an advocate for diverse representation in clinical trials. Kylie understands the unique challenges and often debilitating nature of eczema as she has lived with the disease since infancy. Through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, she also developed other allergic diseases, including asthma and allergies to pollen and some foods. Kylie’s educational background is in sports marketing, and she loves coaching youth basketball.