Vice Chair, Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City Missouri UNITED STATES

Vice Chair, Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science at University of Missouri-Kansas City
I am passionate about improving access to oral health care and decreasing oral health disparities. My interdisciplinary background in Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and Public Affairs & Administration allows me to conduct health services & implementation science research. I have didactic and clinical experience teaching dental and dental hygiene students’ courses in ethics, clinical decision-making, grand rounds, and delivering oral health care to people with disabilities. I have significant experience in: • Collaborating on Interdisciplinary teams • Publishing in peer-reviewed journals • Presenting at professional meetings • Grant writing • Data management • Program evaluation • Continuing education My primary research interests are: • Access to oral health care • Oral health disparities • Workforce policy • Quality assessment • Ergonomics