HSDM Resident Receives AAPHD Award

Samantha Jordan, DMD
Samantha Jordan, DMD

Samantha Jordan, DMD (MPH/PD 2014, dental public health) recently received the Herschel S. Horowitz Scholarship of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD). This annual scholarship is awarded to a dentist entering the discipline of public health through a master’s-level degree program in public health. According to the AAPHD, “those selected for a scholarship are required to ‘pay back’ the specialty by spending one year in a dental public health residency program and one year in a dental public health position, thus disseminating the information and skills they have acquired.” Jordan, whose concentration is in health and social behavior, also holds the Delta Dental of Massachusetts Dean’s Scholarship in Oral Public Health and Epidemiology at HSDM.