About Us

For over 20 years experience, DermResearch has been a leading dermatology research center in the U.S., specializing in paid clinical studies helping to find treatments for a variety of skin conditions. We also specialize in healthy skin research studies. Founded in Austin, we serve our community by expanding our research capabilities for dermatology and more, all while providing first-class customer service and care. We pride ourselves on being truly connected to our Central Texas community and celebrate being both a family-owned business and female-founded business.

Meet Our Team

The doctors at DermResearch have a broad range of medical expertise including dermatology, neurology, internal medicine, and gynecology. Their combined decades of experience in both private practice and clinical research provide our participants with first-class care and peace of mind. You’ll feel right at home with our approachable and friendly study coordinators and staff, whether you are here for an office visit or an overnight stay.  View our currently enrolling studies!

Justin Withers

Justin Withers, President of DermResearch

Before Justin joined DermResearch in 2008, he worked as a designer, producer, and project lead in the video game and fantasy football industries. Justin worked for Acclaim Entertainment, Nintendo of America, and EA SPORTS. He has a BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University where he was a member of the Men’s Track and Field team and an MBA from Tulane University where he taught an undergraduate course in video game development. You can follow Justin on Twitter @jwwithers.

Janet DuBois, MD

Janet DuBois, MD, Principal Investigator, DermResearch

Principal Investigator
Dr. Janet DuBois graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio in 1987 after which she completed both her Internal Medicine Internship and Dermatology Residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is past Chief of the Dermatology Division of the Seton Healthcare System, is board certified in dermatology, and currently balances her professional time between her private practice and DermResearch. Since 2000, Dr. DuBois has been the principal investigator on over 200 clinical trials.

We Specialize in Dermatology Research

Over the last two decades, DermReseach has conducted over 500 research studies focused on common skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), athlete’s foot, rosacea, alopecia, actinic keratosis (sun spots), and many more. We also administer clinical studies on hair loss, allergies, and women’s health, as well as healthy skin studies for participants who do not have an underlying skin condition. Our studies range from just three office visits over a few weeks to a series of appointments over a month or more. While many of our studies are outpatient, some studies require overnight visits. DermResearch values our participants’ commitment to be part of our studies, therefore we compensate all participants for time and travel. View our currently enrolling studies.

Why Trust DermResearch?

We understand that enrolling in a clinical study requires some serious consideration. You want to ensure that you choose the most reputable, experienced, and consumer-centric team and facility. At DermResearch, our team of caring doctors has a combined 70+ years of experience as medical practitioners. Their clinical trial backgrounds are no less impressive, with each having over 20 years of research experience. Our participants trust us because their well-being is our top priority. Locally owned, we are the leader in dermatology research in Austin and our clinical trials are regulated by the FDA. Our highly trained and experienced staff are passionate about ensuring the safety of each and every participant and providing an enjoyable experience for them and their loved ones. DermResearch is proud to be one of the largest dermatology research sites in the United States.

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“Great communication and friendly staff! Very understanding of my medical condition and walked me through each step of the process for this study.”
– Participant

“Very impressed with the professional team at DermResearch. (I have 30-years of management consulting experience.) Organized, efficient, managed problems, teamwork, pleasant, and enjoyable experience!”
– Participant

“Great staff! Super easy process.”
– Participant

“Participating in the study redefined my relationship with my acne: for once, having it made my life better, not worse”
– 24-year-old acne participant

“Our experience with DermResearch was great. We’re content, happy, thankful [customers].”
– Mother of acne participant