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Dr. Julie C. Harper, Dermatologist
Dr. Julie C. Harper

Julie C. Harper

Julie C. Harper, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, and went on to complete an internship in Internal Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia and her undergraduate degree at Southeast Missouri State University.

Dr. Harper is founding director of the American Acne and Rosacea Society, a task force member of American Academy of Dermatology Telemedicine, a former American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Retreat Participant, and a former Women's Dermatologic Society Board of Directors Young Physician Representative.

She has written and spoken on the subject of acne and rosacea extensively. Some of Dr. Harper's writings can be found in journals such as Practical Dermatology Advances in Dermatology, and Cecil's Review of General Internal Medicine 8th edition.

Education:

  • 1987-1991
    Southeast Missouri State University
    B.S.
  • 1992-1996
    University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
    M.D.
  • 1996-1997
    University of Missouri-Columbia
    Internal Medicine Internship
  • 1997-2000
    University of Missouri-Columbia
    Dermatology Residency

Academic Appointments:

  • 2007 – Present
    The Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham- Private Practice
  • 2007 – Present
    University of Alabama-Birmingham
    Department of Dermatology
    Clinical Associate Professor
  • 2005-2006
    University of Alabama-Birmingham
    Department of Dermatology
    Associate Professor
    Residency Program Director
  • 2000-2005
    University of Alabama-Birmingham
    Department of Dermatology
    Assistant Professor
    Assistant Residency Program Director

Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology
    October 2000

Licensure:

  • State of Alabama

Honors/Awards:

1996        Alpha Omega Alpha honor Society

1995-96   Senior Medical School Class Vice-President

1996        Dermatology Clerkship Award

1991        Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society

1988        Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society

Activities Committees:

2010-present               AAD Private Sector Advocacy Task Force


2009-2010                   President of the Alabama Dermatological Society


2008-2009                   President elect of the Alabama Dermatological Society


2007-2008                   Treasurer/Secretary of the Alabama Dermatological Society


2005-present               American Acne and Rosacea Society
                                  Founding Director


2006                           Faculty of 1000
                                  Faculty contributor


2004                           Practical Dermatology
                                  Contributing Editor


2003-2005                   American Academy of Dermatology
                                  Telemedicine Task Force


2003-2007                   Dean’s Council of Graduate Medical Education


2002-2005                   American Academy of Dermatology
                                  Allied Health Professionals Task Force
2002                           American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Retreat
                                  Participant


2002-2005                   UAB Medical Education Committee


2002-2005                   Women’s Dermatologic Society
                                  Chair-website committee


2001-2002                   Medical Education Assessment Committee


2001-2006                   UAB medical student mentor


2001                           Women’s Dermatologic Society Board of Directors
                                  Young Physician Representative


2000-2001                   American Academy of Dermatology
                                  Telemedicine Task Force


1999                           Camp Discovery
                                  Counselor

Publications/Posters:

Harper JC.  Benzoyl peroxide development, pharmacology, formulation and clinical uses in topical fixed combinations.  J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 May;9(5):482-7.

Harper JC. Should dermatologists prescribe hormonal contraceptives for acne? Dermatol Ther. 2009 Sep-Oct;22(5):452-7.

Harper JC. Evaluating hyperandrogenism: a challenge in acne management. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008 Jun;7(6):527-30.

Thiboutot DM, Harper JC, O'Connell K, Rich P, Sondheimer SJ. Improving outcomes through collaboration. Cutis. 2008 Jan;81(1 Suppl):26-31.

Harper JC. Tailoring individualized treatment plans for acne. Cutis. 2008 Jan;81(1 Suppl):23-5. Review.

Collier CN, Harper JC, Cafardi JA, Cantrell WC, Wang W, Foster KW, Elewski BE. The prevalence of acne in adults 20 years and older. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Jan;58(1):56-9. Epub 2007 Oct 22. Erratum in: J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 May;58(5):874. Cafardi, Jennifer A [added].

Sami N, Harper JC. Topical Retinoids. In Wolverton editor: Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy 2nd edition. 2007.

Harper JC. Antiandrogen therapy for skin and hair disease. Dermatol Clin. 2006 Apr;24(2):137-43, v. Review

Harper J. The use of topical retinoids for inflammatory acne: a review of the pharmacoeconomic considerations. Managed Care Interface 2005;18(3):51-55.

Harper JC. Hormonal therapy for acne using oral contraceptive pills.  Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 2005; 24:103-106.

Harper J. An update on the pathogenesis and management of acne vulgaris. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004;51(1):536-538.

Harper J. Propionibacterium acnes: bacterial resistance to antibiotic medications.  Infectious Disease in Children. Sept 2004:10-11

Berson D, Chalker D, Harper J, Leyden J, Shalita A Webster G. Current concepts in the treatment of acne: report from a clinical roundtable. Cutis 2003: 72(1S):5-15.

Harper J.  Acne vulgaris. eMedicine 2002

Harper J. Oral contraceptives for acne: a guide to safety and efficacy. Practical Dermatology. 2004; 1(2):29-30.

Harper J. A sensible approach to anti-aging therapy in rosacea.  Practical Dermatology. 2004; 1(3):17-18.

Harper J Choosing safe options to manage acne in pregnant women. Practical Dermatology. 2004;1(4):21-23.

Harper J. Light for acne: present realities and possibilities.  Practical Dermatology. 2004;1(5):18-19.

Harper J. Environmental factors in acne and rosacea. Practical Dermatology. 2004; 1(6):21-22.

Harper J. Acne and rosacea: no free pass for sun worshippers. Practical Dermatology. 2004;1(7):29-30.

Harper J Diet and Acne: is there a connection. Practical Dermatology. 2004;    1(9):23-24.

Harper J Insight on diagnosing and managing ocular rosacea. Practical Dermatology. 2004;      1(11):29-30.

Harper J A year in review: what 2004 taught us about acne. Practical Dermatology. 2004;      1(12):17-18.

Harper J Dermatology. In: Cooper and Pappas editors: Cecil’s Review of General Internal Medicine 8th edition. Elsevier Inc. 2005: 893-896

Harper J, Thiboutot D. Pathogenesis of acne: recent research advances. In: Yancy editor: Advances in Dermatology 2003; 19:1-10.

Boyce S, Harper J. Paraneoplastic Dermatoses. In:Callen J, Thiers B, editors. Dermatol Clin 2002;20:523-532.

Harper J, Griess T, Hendriks B.  DNCB-A Safe Alternative in the Treatment of Warts. Poster March 2001 AAD.

Presentations:

2011                Acne and Rosacea Update
                       Director
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       New Orleans, LA


2011                Controversies in Dermatologic Drug Therapy - Presenter
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       New Orleans, LA


2010                Acne and Rosacea Update
                       Director
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       Miami, FL


2010                Controversies in Dermatologic Drug Therapy –Presenter
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       Miami, FL


2010                The Newest on Drugs, Diet and Diagnosis of Acne
                       Las Vegas Dermatology


2010                Rosacea News
                       Las Vegas Dermatology


2010                Topical Treatment in Acne and Rosacea
                       Alabama Dermatology Society Beach Meeting
                       Sandestin FL          

                             
2009                Hormonal Aspects of Acne Session Director
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       San Francisco, CA


2009                Should Dermatologist Prescribe Hormonal Contraceptives? - Presenter
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       San Francisco, CA


2009                Update on Acne in Females
                       Fall Clinical
                       Las Vegas, NV


2008                Presenter
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       San Antonio TX


2008                Acne Controversies
                       Society of Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       Snowbird UT


2008                Acne Update
                       Intermountain Dermatology meeting
                       Sun Valley, ID


2007                Presenter
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       Washington DC


2007                Community Acquired MRSA
                       World Congress of Dermatology
                       Buenos Aires, Argentina


2006                Hormonal Influences in Acne Vulgaris
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       San Francisco


2005                Acne Symposium Session Director
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       Chicago, IL


2005                An Alternative Approach to Acne Treatment in Women
                       Fall Clinical
                       Las Vegas NV


2004                Hormonal Aspects of Acne Vulgaris
                       Hawaii Dermatology


2004                Acne in Women
                       Jazz Festival Meeting –New Orleans


2004                Acne and Acne Foolers
                       American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
                       Washington, DC


2004                Acne Vulgaris
                       Society Dermatology Physician Assistants
                       Washington, DC


2004                Acne Vulgaris
                       Dermatology Nurse Association
                       Orlando, FL


2003                Hormonal Aspects of Acne
                       Indianapolis Basic Science Review Course


2003                What’s New in Acne Vulgaris
                       Pacific Dermatology Association
                        Las Vegas, NV


2003                What’s New in Acne Vulgaris
                       Fall Clinical Dermatology meeting
                       Las Vegas, NV


2003                Retinoids in the Management of Acne Vulgaris
                       Hawaii Dermatology


2003                Retinoids in the Management of Acne Vulgaris
                       Society of Investigative Dermatology
                       Miami, FL


2003                Acne and Acne Foolers
                       AAD San Francisco
                       Summer AAD Chicago


2003                Update on the Pathogenesis and Management of Acne
                       American College of Osteopathic Dermatology
                       Telluride, CA


2002                Update on the Pathogenesis and Management of Acne
                       Colorado Dermatologic Society


2002                Cost of Acne Therapy
                       Summer AAD New York


2002                Acne and Acne Foolers
                       AAD


                       Summer AAD New York
2002                Hormonal Aspects of Acne
                       Valley of the Sun Conference
                       Scottsdale, AZ


2001                Acne and Acne Foolers
                       Summer AAD Anaheim


2000                Dermatology Primer
                       Jefferson County Family Practice


2000                Dermatology Primer
                       American College of Physicians Missouri State Meeting


2000                Dermatology Primer
                       American College of Physicians Southeast Missouri Chapter

Research:

2010-2011       Evaluation of the cutaneous innate immune and protease responses of
                        adults to Azelaic gel (Finacea) - Principal Investigator

2010-2011       A Phase IV, Open-label study evaluating the use of Solodyn
                       (Minicycline HCL extended-release tablets), Ziana and Triaz foaming
                       cloths as combination  acne therapy for potential isotretinoin                        candidates                                           
                      - Principal Investigator

2009                An Open Label, 8-week study to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability                        of MaxClarityII in subjects with acne - Principal Investigator

2004                A 12-week, multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-design
                      study of 5% dapsone topical gel and vehicle control in patients with                       acne vulgaris

2003                SBIR Teledermatology Grant Phase I

2003                A phase III Multicenter, randomized, double-blind, active and
                      vehicle-controlled study of safety and efficacy of velac gel for the
                      treatment of acne vulgaris.

2002                A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study
                       evaluating the efficacy of norgestimate 180-250mcg/EE 25 mcg in
                       the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris

2002                A 15 week, randomized, double-blind multicenter study comparing the                        clinical efficacy and safety of azelaic acid 15% gel (SH H 655 BA)
                       with metronidazole 0.75%gel in patients with papulo-pustular facial
                       rosacea

 
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