All Publications: 

Prurigo Nodularis

  1. Patel JR, Joel MZ, Lee KK, et al. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Dysregulated POSTN+WNT5A+ Fibroblast Subclusters in Prurigo Nodularis. J Invest Dermatol. Published online January 20, 2024. doi:10.1016/j.jid.2023.12.021
  2. Kwatra SG, Yosipovitch G, Legat FJ, et al. Phase 3 Trial of Nemolizumab in Patients with Prurigo Nodularis. N Engl J Med. 2023;389(17):1579-1589. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2301333
  3. Kwatra S. G. (2022). Prurigo Nodularis. JAMA dermatology158(3), 336.
  4. Cornman HL, Whang KA, Ma E, et al. Severity, impact on quality of life and mental health burden of pruritus in prurigo nodularis: a cross-sectional study of a diverse patient cohort. Br J Dermatol. 2024;190(4):571-572. doi:10.1093/bjd/ljad500
  5. Wongvibulsin, S., Parthasarathy, V., Pahalyants, V., Murphy, W., Sutaria, N., Roh, Y. S., Bordeaux, Z. A., Deng, J., Taylor, M. T., Semenov, Y. R., & Kwatra, S. G. (2022). Latent class analysis identification of prurigo nodularis comorbidity phenotypes. The British journal of dermatology186(5), 903–905.
  6. Patel J, Deng J, Kambala A, et al. Spatial mass cytometry-based single cell imaging reveals a disrupted epithelial-immune axis in prurigo nodularis. J Invest Dermatol. Published online March 22, 2024. doi:10.1016/j.jid.2024.01.036
  7. Deng, J., Parthasarathy, V., Marani, M., Bordeaux, Z., Lee, K., Trinh, C., Cornman, H. L., Kambala, A., Pritchard, T., Chen, S., Sutaria, N., Oladipo, O. O., Kwatra, M. M., Alphonse, M. P., & Kwatra, S. G. (2022). Extracellular matrix and dermal nerve growth factor dysregulation in prurigo nodularis compared to atopic dermatitis. Frontiers in medicine9, 1022889.


Chronic pruritus of unknown origin

  1. Roh, Y. S., Khanna, R., Patel, S. P., Gopinath, S., Williams, K. A., Khanna, R., Pritchard, T., Sutaria, N., Choi, J., Alphonse, M. P., Kwatra, M. M., & Kwatra, S. G. (2021). Circulating blood eosinophils as a biomarker for variable clinical presentation and therapeutic response in patients with chronic pruritus of unknown origin. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice9(6), 2513–2516.e2.
  2. Roh, Y. S., Choi, J., Sutaria, N., & Kwatra, S. G. (2022). Itch: Epidemiology, clinical presentation, and diagnostic workup. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology86(1), 1–14.
  3. Patel, S. P., Khanna, R., Choi, J., Williams, K. A., Roh, Y. S., Hong, M. S., Sutaria, N. H., Pritchard, T., Kwatra, M. M., & Kwatra, S. G. (2021). Sleep disturbance in adults with chronic pruritic dermatoses is associated with increased C-reactive protein levels. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology84(2), 265–272.
  4. Patel, S. P., Khanna, R., Belzberg, M., Kang, S., & Kwatra, S. G. (2020). Elevated Blood Cadmium and Lead Levels in Chronic Pruritic Dermatoses. The Journal of investigative dermatology140(1), 238–241.


Neuropathic Pruritus

  1. Kwatra, S. G., Kambala, A., & Dong, X. (2023). Neuropathic pruritus. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology152(1), 36–38.
  2. Kwatra, S. G., Kambala, A., Cornman, H., Reddy, S. V., & Cohen, S. P. (2023). Ketamine Infusions for Treatment-Resistant Neuropathic Pruritus. JAMA dermatology159(9), 1011–1012.


Atopic Dermatitis

  1. Wongvibulsin, S., Sutaria, N., Kannan, S., Alphonse, M. P., Belzberg, M., Williams, K. A., Brown, I. D., Choi, J., Roh, Y. S., Pritchard, T., Khanna, R., Eseonu, A. C., Jedrych, J., Dillen, C., Kwatra, M. M., Chien, A. L., Archer, N., Garza, L. A., Dong, X., Kang, S., … Kwatra, S. G. (2021). Transcriptomic analysis of atopic dermatitis in African Americans is characterized by Th2/Th17-centered cutaneous immune activation. Scientific reports11(1), 11175.
  2. Adawi, W., Cornman, H., Kambala, A., Henry, S., & Kwatra, S. G. (2023). Diagnosing Atopic Dermatitis in Skin of Color. Dermatologic clinics41(3), 417–429.


Racial and Ethnic Disparities Research

Sutaria, N., Adawi, W., Brown, I., Parthasarathy, V., Roh, Y. S., Choi, J., Bordeaux, Z. A., Trinh, P., Le, T. K., Deng, J., Semenov, Y. R., & Kwatra, S. G. (2022). Racial disparities in mortality among patients with prurigo nodularis: A multi-center cohort study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology86(2), 487–490.

McColl, M., Boozalis, E., Aguh, C., Eseonu, A. C., Okoye, G. A., & Kwatra, S. G. (2021). Pruritus in Black Skin: Unique Molecular Characteristics and Clinical Features. Journal of the National Medical Association113(1), 30–38.

Boozalis, E., Tang, O., Patel, S., Semenov, Y. R., Pereira, M. P., Stander, S., Kang, S., & Kwatra, S. G. (2018). Ethnic differences and comorbidities of 909 prurigo nodularis patients. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology79(4), 714–719.e3.

Bell, M. A., Whang, K. A., Thomas, J., Aguh, C., & Kwatra, S. G. (2020). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Emerging and Frontline Therapies in Common Dermatological Conditions: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of the National Medical Association112(6), 650–653.

Whang, K. A., Khanna, R., Thomas, J., Aguh, C., & Kwatra, S. G. (2019). Racial and Gender Differences in the Presentation of Pruritus. Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)6(4), 98.


Epidemiological Research

Whang, K. A., Le, T. K., Khanna, R., Williams, K. A., Roh, Y. S., Sutaria, N., Choi, J., Gabriel, S., Chavda, R., Semenov, Y., & Kwatra, S. G. (2022). Health-related quality of life and economic burden of prurigo nodularis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology86(3), 573–580.

Roh, Y. S., Huang, A. H., Sutaria, N., Choi, U., Wongvibulsin, S., Choi, J., Bordeaux, Z. A., Parthasarathy, V., Deng, J., Patel, D. P., Canner, J. K., Grossberg, A. L., & Kwatra, S. G. (2022). Real-world comorbidities of atopic dermatitis in the US adult ambulatory population. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology86(4), 835–845.

Whang, K. A., Mahadevan, V., Bakhshi, P. R., Williams, K. A., Gabriel, S., Chavda, R., & Kwatra, S. G. (2020). Prevalence of prurigo nodularis in the United States. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice8(9), 3240–3241.

Wongvibulsin, S., Sutaria, N., Williams, K. A., Huang, A. H., Choi, J., Roh, Y. S., Hong, M., Kelley, D., Pahalyants, V., Murphy, W., Alphonse, M. P., Bakhshi, P., Walia, A., Semenov, Y. R., & Kwatra, S. G. (2021). A Nationwide Study of Prurigo Nodularis: Disease Burden and Healthcare Utilization in the United States. The Journal of investigative dermatology141(10), 2530–2533.e1.



Kwatra, S. G. (2020). Pathogenesis and Treatment of Chronic Pruritus. MDPI AG.

Yosipovitch, Gil, & Kwatra, S. G. (2013). Living with Itch: A Patient’s Guide. JHU Press.