Dermasphere: New Podcast by U Faculty Member

Brandon Patterson

Brandon Patterson
As the Technology engagement librarian, I connect you to digital tools and emerging technologies. I create meaningful experiences using prototyping tools, virtual reality and online learning platforms.

With no sub-discipline of dermatology off the table, the podcast, Dermasphere, goes into all things concerned with the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats skin disorders. Recent episodes have covered sunscreens, skin cancer, fad diets, mustaches, and Merino Wool.

Luke Johnson, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, began using the Eccles Library’s Tree of Hippocrates Studio to record a podcast with a fellow dermatologist, Michelle Tarbox, MD, of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Together, they co-host a podcast called Dermasphere. Dermasphere is a podcast by dermatologists, for dermatologists (and for the dermatologically curious). Each episode reviews recent dermatology research that is most likely to impact clinical practice. According to Dr. Johnson,

Dr. Luke Johnson standing outside THE Studio in the Eccles Health Sciences Library

“When I was a resident, I didn’t have much extra time to study or keep up on the latest research findings. After graduating, I discovered that I still don’t have any time. However, I do drive, and I exercise, and I make dinner, and I can listen to podcasts during those activities. I created Dermasphere because I wanted something like it to exist.”

He then gives an aside,

“Of course, now that I’m involved in creating a podcast, I have even less time in my life. But the podcast exists!”

Dermasphere is available on most podcast platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher. Check it out to get your fix on the latest Dermatology research.