Dr Susan Taylor is a speaker at the SCFSA online Skin Cancer Update.

Topic: Photoprotection in Skin of Color



Perelman school of Medicine

Vice Chair Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Dermatology
Bernett L. Johnson, Jr., M.D. Associate Professor


Harvard Medical School



University of Pennsylvania

B.A. (Biology, Magna Cum Laude) 

Dr Susan Taylor History and Accolades

Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD, a Harvard, Columbia, and University of Pennsylvania educated physician is the Bernett L. Johnson Jr. Endowed Professor in Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr Taylor has performed pioneering work establishing Skin of Colour as a subspecialty within Dermatology.

Her work has focused on advancing clinical knowledge and addressing gaps in research and education regarding skin of colour populations.

She has led education, policy and research initiatives that have invigorated a national dialogue about diversity, health disparities, and skin of colour related issues.

Dr Taylor’s clinical focus encompasses disorders that uniquely or disproportionately affect patients of colour including alopecia and pigmentary disorders, cosmetic and appearance enhancing devices, and cultural competency.

She serves as Principal Investigator for Phase II through Phase IV clinical research trials.

Dr Taylor has over 75 original publications and has co-edited two major dermatology textbooks. 

Dr Susan Taylor is the Past Vice President of the American Academy of Dermatology, founder of the Skin of Color Society, and a board member of the Women’s Dermatology Society.