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Dr. Crystal Aguh is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Ethnic Skin Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr Aguh’s area of research focuses primarily on skin conditions that disproportionately impact minority populations, with particular emphasis on scarring hair loss and hair care practices.


She has authored two books on hair loss and has published over two dozen peer-reviewed journal articles and given multiple national and international talks on these topics. She has been featured in multiple prominent media outlets including The New York Times, Essence Magazine, NPR, ABC News, O Magazine and many more.  As a result of her work, Dr. Aguh is the recipient of numerous prestigious research awards & grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Skin of Color Society, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Dermatology Foundation. In April 2019, Dr. Aguh, along with other prominent awardees including former Vice President Joe Biden, was honored by the National Minority Quality Forum with the 40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health award for her academic work. 


Dr. Aguh completed her residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, serving as the chief resident in her final year training. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, with honors, earning induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

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