About the Society

Founded in 1989, the mission of the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS) is to promote, support, develop and stimulate information about contact dermatitis and occupational skin disease for improved patient care.

Members include dermatologists, allergists, physicians, researchers, nurses and health care professionals.

Dermatitis is the official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society (www.contactderm.org/). The Society provides education, information and practical tools to aid physicians in their care of patients.

The most popular tool is the ACDS Contact Allergen Management Program (CAMP). After a patient has been patch tested and their allergen identified, physicians can print or email a list of personal care products that are free of those ingredients/allergens. CAMP helps patients comply with avoidance with a practical head-start list. Only qualified physician members (or physician assistants under physician supervision) may distribute CAMP lists to patients. Once a list is generated, patients may retrieve updated lists from CAMP free of charge.

The Society also supports young leaders in the field with fellowships for research and mentoring as well as awards for presentations at the society's annual meeting. Dermatitis hosts the annual Contact Allergen Bee that challenges residents against one another in a high pressure "live" gameshow at the Annual Meeting.

International exchange is encouraged with travel and research awards.

ACDS Board of Directors


Amber Reck Atwater, MD (2019-2021)
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Douglas Powell, MD (2019-2021)
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Kalman Watsky, MD (2019-2021)
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Cory Dunnick, MD (2017-2021)
University of Colorado
Denver, CO

Immediate Past President
Sharon Jacob, MD (2019-2021)
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA


Jennifer Chen, MD (2017-2020)
Stanford Medical Outpatient Center
Redwood City, CA

Christen Mowad, MD (2017-2020)
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

Jonathan Zippin, MD (2017-2020)  
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Brian Machler, MD (2018-2021)
Center for Dermatology
Florham Park, NJ

Jenny Murase, MD (2018-2021)
University of California, San Francisco
Cupertino, CA

Peggy Wu, MD (2018-2021)
University of California - Davis
Sacramento, CA

Sarah Chisolm, MD (2019-2022)
Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Sara Hylwa, MD (2019-2022)
Hennepin Healthcare
Minneapolis, MN

Jiade "Jeff" Yu, MD (2019-2022)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Executive Director
Ginger Czajkowski 
American Contact Dermatitis Society
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53012
Tel. 414-918-9805 
Fax 414-276-3349