Dr. Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, a consultant rheumatologist in New York City and President of the Association of Women in Rheumatology discusses the challenges faced by people of color with plaque psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) such as delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and limited access to testing, treatment, and care. These gaps can have serious consequences on health outcomes, mental health, and overall quality of life. To address these gaps, Determi-Nation, a health movement led by diverse patients, healthcare providers (HCPs), advocates, and Janssen Immunology, has announced two new solutions; Beyond the Textbook: Psoriatic Disease in People of Color, which can help HCPs understand how psoriatic disease presents in people of color and how to navigate patient conversations in a culturally inclusive way and a new patient navigation program in partnership with SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University which focuses on care coordination.
Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD is a consultant rheumatologist in New York City and President of the Association of Women in Rheumatology. Dr. Wright has research and clinical interest in the management and treatment of psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. She earned her medical and doctorate degrees at NYU School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology at NYU Medical Center, where she served as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine.