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Research


Leading articles on the utilization of phototherapy to treat specific skin conditions.

Singh, Rasnik K., et al. “The Patient’s Guide to Psoriasis Treatment. Part 1: UVB Phototherapy.” Dermatologic Therapy. 2016.

Mohammad, Tasneem F., et al. “Home phototherapy in vitiligo.” Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine. 2017.

Rodenbeck, Dorothy L., et al. “Phototherapy for atopic dermatitis” Clinics in Dermatology. 2016.


Collection of articles on phototherapy, including guidance for treating a range of conditions and managing a phototherapy clinic.  

Buzney, Elizabeth. Shedding Light on Phototherapy. Dermatologic Clinics. 2020. 


Real-life cases in which phototherapy was used to treat patients.

Koo, John, and Mio Nakamura. Clinical Cases in Phototherapy. Springer. 2017.


Succinct reviews of the benefits of phototherapy, incorporating literature review of research comparing the efficacy, cost and safety of phototherapy to alternate treatments.

Torres, Angeli Eloise, et al. “Role of phototherapy in the era of biologics.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2021.

Lim, Henry W., et al. “Phototherapy in Dermatology: A call for action.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2015.


Articles documenting benefits of prescribing home phototherapy treatment.

Jacob, Jason, et al. “Home UV Phototherapy.” Dermatologic Clinics. 2020.

Dillon, Jean-Claire P., et al. “A cross-sectional, comparative study of home vs in-office NB-UVB phototherapy for vitiligo.” Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine. 2017.

Nolan, Bridgit V., et al. “A review of home phototherapy for psoriasis.” Dermatology Online Journal. 2010.


Review of study in which Geisinger Health Plan saved the healthcare system over $2 million annually by eliminating pre-authorization requirements for home phototherapy units. Previously some patients who wanted phototherapy treatment turned to biologics because they were easier to purchase, even though they cost more.

Gionfriddo, Michael R., et al. “ProvenCare-Psoriasis: A disease management model to optimize care.” Dermatology Online Journal. 2018.