Research at River Region Dermatology & Laser

Research in the field of Dermatology can span a wide range of medical topics. Here at River Region Dermatology & Laser, we perform studies in acne, eczema, psoriasis and hair loss.

Dr. Love completed a Clinical Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and is involved in clinical studies and research analysis of investigational new drugs and devices for dermatology diseases such as acne, hair disorders, atopic dermatitis, melasma, vitiligo, psoriasis, keloids, hidradenitis suppurativa, and laser and light therapy in skin of color.

She also conducts epidemiologic studies on skin cancer, sunscreens, and skin of color. All studies are conducted under the guidelines of Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), under Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight, and according to the rules and regulations of the FDA.  For more information, please contact Dr. Love at

Dr. Chloé Walker is a clinical research fellow at River Region Dermatology and Laser. She was born and reared in Charleston, WV. She received her undergraduate degree in biology biomedical science at La Sierra University and medical degree and internship at Loma Linda University. Following medical school, she earned a master of health science in mental health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed a dermatology research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital as a part of the Hair Academic Innovative Research Unit. She has unique clinical research interests in ethnic skin, resilience, mind-body healing, women’s health and global dermatology.

What is Clinical Research?

Clinical research is the process through which medications are evaluated and approved for use in the treatment of various medical conditions. All medications must pass through prolonged, rigorous testing prior to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prescription use in the U.S. In order to obtain such approval, pharmaceutical companies select physicians to recruit patients that have specific diagnoses and are willing to participate in testing of the new medication. Hence, clinical pharmacology research offers patients the opportunity to experience the effects of new drugs prior to their release to the general public.

Participate in Clinical Studies

We are seeking qualified patients for clinical research studies. We have a flexible schedule and try to work around those who work full time or may have a busy schedule. If you feel you would qualify for any of the studies we would love to talk to you.

If you would like more details on participating in our research, please contact Callie Mitchell, Research Coordinator, at