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Advanced Dental Education

Oral Epidemiology PhD Program - Alumni

Graduated Oral Epidemiology PhD Students Dissertation Titles (year) Current Positions
Helga Ágústsdóttir Hormone Replacement Therapy, Active and Passive Smoking and Periodontal Disease (2000) Dental Director, Geriatric Dentistry Clinic
Chief Dental Officer
Ministry of Health and Social Security
Reykjavik, Iceland
Sam Arbes* Factors Contributing to the Racial Differences in Survival from Oral Cancer (1998) Epidemiologist and Clinical Research Co-ordinator, NIEHS
Lorena Baccaglini Epidemiology of Herpes Simplex type I and Helicobacter Pylori Infection and Coinfection (2003) Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Diagnostic Science; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dan Caplan* Factors Related to Loss of Root Canal Treated Teeth (1995) Associate Professor
Department of Dental Ecology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Amit Chattopadhyay HIV Associated Oral Diseases: Incidence, Prevalence, and the Role of Salivary Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor (2003)

Assistant Professor
Department of Dental Informatics
Temple University School of Dentistry

Suzy Eberling Preschool Dental Treatment and the Risk of Future Caries (1994)

Dentist / Epidemiologist
Indian Health Service / Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Dillingham, AK

Paul Eke Relationships Between Periodontal Infections and Cardio-Vascular diseases: the Dental - ARIC Study (2003)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

John Elter* Etiologic Models for Incident Periodontal Attachment Loss in Older Adults (1997) Senior Epidemiologist
SciMetrika, LLC
Stacy Geisler Survival and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (2001)

Assistant Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University

Tegwyn Hughes The Effect of Publicly Financed Insurance Programs on the Use of Dental Services and Dental Health Outcomes of Young Children (2002) Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Umo Isong Heterogeneity in Dental Research: a Comparison of Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Studies (1998) Assistant Professor and Acting Director
Division of Oral Biology, Department of Stomatology
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Linda Kaste* Occupation and Reproductive Health of Female Dentists: The Relationships of Nitrous Oxide and Amalgam (Mercury) with Spontaneous Abortion (1996)

Associate Professor and Division Director,
Predoctoral Dental Public Health
University of Illinios at Chicago
College of Dentistry

Susi Lieff* Maternal Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy and Risk of Oral Facial Clefts in Newborns (1996) Research Scientist
Rho, Inc.
Rosemary McKaig* Periodontitus and HIV Infection: Factors Associated with Prevalence, Extent, and Severity of Periodontitis in an HIV-Infected Population (1998) Research Assistant Professor
Department of Dental Ecology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Gloria Mejia Oral Health Care Use Among Hispanics / Latinos / Other Spanish Population in the United States (2005)

Visiting Professor
University of Antioquia
School of Dentistry
Medellin, Colombia

Mark Moss* Psychosocial Factors, Immune Function, and Adult Periodontitis (1994) Assistant Professor
Department of Community Dentistry
Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY
Val Robison* An Investigation of Dental Treatment in North Carolina's Child Medicaid Program Using Epidemiologic and Administrative Data (1995)

Assistant Scientist,
Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Sigurdur Saemundsson Dental Caries Prediction by Clinicians and Neural Networks (1996) Instructor in Epidemiology and Statistics
Dental School, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Fernando Salazar Distribution and Risk of Coronal Caries in Older Iowans (1994)

Chair and Professor,
Departamento de Odontologia Social
Universidad Peruana Cayetano
Lima, Peru

Zhong Yan Short- and Long-Term Outcomes of Endodontically Treated Teeth (2005) Trainee in Oral Epidemiology
UNC School of Public Health

   *Supported by NRSA Training Grant