Dr. Helfrich is an Assistant Professor with the U-M Department of Dermatology. She graduated with high honors from Swarthmore College (B.A.) and received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Helfrich completed her internship in internal medicine and her residency in dermatology at the University of Michigan. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology in 2005. She is the Director of the Program for Clinical Research in Dermatology. Her research interests include rosacea, aging skin, the role of tobacco in skin aging, and stretch marks. She also participates in many clinical trials of various drugs in dermatology. She also has a clinical specialization in the follow-up and diagnosis of high-risk skin cancer patients.