Cristina Strong

Cristina d de Guzman Strong, PhD

Specialties: Research

Board Certification and Education

  • University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham, Genetics, AL, 2002
  • National Human Genome Research Institue, Post-Doctoral, MD, 2010

About Me

Biographical Statement

The laboratory studies skin barrier health. The goal is to understand skin development and homeostasis (genetics and epigenetics). The lab generates this new knowledge to  understand the impact of human genetic diversity for inflammatory skin diseases and cancer. The translation of this knowledge directly impacts health disparity research and precision medicine initiatives for our patients.


  • Associate Scientist, Center for Cutaneous Biology and Immunology, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health
  • Immunology Program, Henry Ford Cancer Institute
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

Research Interests

  • Skin Barrier
  • Genetics
  • Inflammatory Skin Disease (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Health Disparity

Videos and Articles

  • Videos
  • Blog Posts


Location Pin
Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W Grand Blvd
Dermatology - NCO-8
Detroit, MI 48202

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital

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