Department of Dermatology

AIBD Research

At your first visit or subsequent visits, you will be introduced to some of the exciting ongoing AIBD research at Emory.

There are clinical research projects which are ongoing in assistance with our wonderful team of nurses and coordinators in the Dermatology Centers for Outcomes Research and Safety (DCORS).

These projects include measuring aspects of Quality of Life (QOL) and how QOL is affected both by the disease itself and the treatments.

Novel ongoing therapeutic clinical trials may be more appropriate for you and this will be discussed. Our current clinical trials are "Improving Clinical Trial Recruitment and Outcomes Measures in Bullous Pemphigoid" and "A Study to Investigate the Use of Benralizumab in Patients with Bullous Pemphigoid" .

We have several ongoing basic science research projects at Emory. There are an active group of basic science investigators who are working on projects related to understanding the function of cell adhesion proteins in pemphigus and how they are affected by the autoantibodies produced by patients. In addition, we are working on projects related to providing genetic clues to the development of AIBD, ways to predict treatment response, and the creation of improved therapies.

Support AIBD Research

We have established an AIBD Research Fund at Emory University to help foster some of these ongoing research endeavors. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to support the research projects currently ongoing and are vital to improving our understanding of these diseases.

Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Patient Educational Videos

The following informational videos were developed by Ron Feldman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of the Autoimmune Blistering Disease Clinic, to help educate individuals suffering from the autoimmune blistering diseases of Pemphigus or Pemphigoid.

Bullous Pemphigoid (BP)

Video describing Bullous Pemphigoid (BP), an autoimmune blistering disease.

Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP)

Video describing Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP), an autoimmune blistering disease.


Video describing Pemphigus, an autoimmune blistering disease.