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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Erin Barrett (Wei), MD

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Dermatology
Medical Director of Specialty Clinics, Inpatient and Teledermatology
Director, Clinical Trials
Director, Skin of Color / Ethnic Skin Dermatology Clinic, Nebraska Medicine
Co-Director, Bullous Disease Clinic, Nebraska Medicine

Dr. Erin Barrett (Wei)

Dr. Erin Barrett (Wei) is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she majored in chemistry with a minor in biology. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School, graduating with honors. While at Harvard Medical school, Dr. Barrett (Wei) received the competitive Doris Duke Fellowship for Clinical Research. She completed her residency and served as chief resident at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery/Jackson Memorial Hospital. During residency, she was the 1st place recipient of the Celia & Samuel Resnik Research Award for her work on the risk factors on nodular melanoma in the VA population.

From 2016 to 2022, she served on faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School, where she was the Director of the Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center at Westwood and served as the Director of the Bullous Disease Clinic, a growing referral base for autoimmune bullous disease patients in the East Coast and nationally. She is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Research Grant from the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation. For her excellence in patient care, she received the Brigham Way recognition and BWH Certificate of Excellence for Patient Satisfaction.

Dr. Barrett is an NIH-funded researcher. She is the co PI on several grants including an R01, Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA), and Nebraska Research Initiative Award.

She joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2022 as the Director of Clinical Trials and co-Director of the Bullous Disease Clinic. She took on additional leadership roles in 2023 as Director of Inpatient Dermatology Services and interim Director of the Skin of Color Clinic. Additionally, she currently serves as an associate editor at Visualdx. She regularly serves as a reviewer for top-tier journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), the British Journal of Dermatology (BJD), and The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology. She also became Medical Director of Specialty Clinics, Inpatient and Teledermatology in 2024.

Information

Education
  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School (HST/London Society)
  • Internship: Cambridge Health Alliance- Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
  • Chief Resident: University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Key Publications
  • Wei EX, Li S, Mostaghimi A. Post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with autoimmune blistering diseases. British Journal of Dermatology. Br J Dermatol. 2019 Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/bjd.18548. PMID: 31545508
  • Wei EX, Qureshi AA, Han J, Li TY, Cho E, Lin JY, Li WQ. Trends in the diagnosis and clinical features of melanoma in situ (MIS) in U.S. men and women: a prospective, observational study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Oct;75(4):698-705. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2016.05.011. PMID: 27436155
  • Wei EX, Li X, Nan H. Extremity nevus count is an independent risk factor for basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, but not squamous cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Apr;80(4):970-978. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2018.09.044. PMID: 30713015
  • Wei EX, Chen L, Ma F, Keri J, Hu S. Recent dermatology visit is associated with thinner Breslow depth nodular melanomas. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Apr;80(4):1143-1144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2018.10.012. PMID: 30876534
  • Okike K, Kocher MS, Wei EX, Mehlman CT, Bhandari M. Accuracy of conflict-of-interest disclosures reported by physicians. N Engl J Med. 2009 Oct 8;361(15):1466-74. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsa0807160. PMID: 19812403

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