Elise Olsen

Dr. Elise Olsen is Professor of Dermatology and Medicine (Oncology) at Duke University and a Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology and Board eligible in Internal Medicine. She is Founder and Director of the Duke Dermatopharmacology Study Center, the Duke University Hair Disorders Research and Treatment Center and the Duke Cutaneous Lymphoma Research and Treatment Center. She has been Principle Investigator on more than 165 clinical trials. She is also one of the Founders, past President and past Board member of the North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS) and is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. She is the author of the first and second editions of the textbook, "Hair Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment. She is currently the lead investigator on multicenter trials of hair loss in African Americans and frontal fibrosing alopecia and has developed new guidelines for the assessment of chemotherapy related hair loss both for the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and the NCI CTCAE V4.0. She is the lead investigator of a multicenter group of hair experts that are creating standardized assessment techniques for all hair disorders. Dr Olsen is also a Founder, first President and current Board member of the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium (USCLC); past President, Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas (ISCL); past Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); a Founder and first President of the NC Dermatology Association; Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology; and past Vice-President, Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Parlimentarian of the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS).