Medical Advisor

Joan Paul, MD, MPH, DTMH

Dr. Joan Paul is an ABMS board certified dermatologist who specializes in psoriasis, skin cancer, skin of color, and global health. She has also completed seven medical missions in the countries of Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Malawi, Uganda, India, and Botswana.


  • Siena College, BA (Biology and Psychology)
  • Albany Medical College, MD
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH)


  • American Board of Dermatology – Dermatology
  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTMH)
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified (IASSC)

Professional Accomplishments

  • Completed the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) certification in the basics of Lean Six Sigma Methodology to support quality improvement in healthcare
  • Completed dermatology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and was chief resident from 2015-2016
  • Received the Members Choice Award from Kaiser Permanente in 2018, a patient-nominated award for clinical excellence



At Medical News Today , we are committed to providing every individual with clear, credible, evidence-based health and wellness information built on a foundation of science and medical rigor. All of our content is reviewed to validate the clinical accuracy of our content, images, products, and services, allowing us to be your most trusted source of scientific medical information. Our Medical Network of clinical experts carries out our medical reviews. The clinicians on the team bring extensive experience from across the spectrum of medical specialties, as well as their perspective from years of clinical practice, research, and patient advocacy. Read more about our process

Articles by Joan Paul, MD, MPH, DTMH