Monday, January 22, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium
As part of Harvard Longwood Community Wellbeing Month, Dr. Lisa Simon, HSDM’s Fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration, will speak about how wellness in oral health affects overall health. After graduating magna cum laude from Yale University in 2010, Simon received her dental degree with honors in global and community health from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 2014. In 2015, she joined the faculty of HSDM after completing a community health center-based General Practice Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance- HSDM. Dr. Simon has been honored with numerous awards for her dedication to the underserved. She was the inaugural recipient of the Lois K. Cohen Award for excellence in global health. She was awarded the Anthony Westwater Jong award by the American Association of Public Health, the Colgate Research Award by the American Association of Women Dentists, and the Rising Star award by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Dr. Simon’s work focuses on improving access to care for vulnerable populations and integration of oral health and medicine. Her research addresses barriers to oral health faced by low-income individuals in urban and rural areas in the United States, and effective use of interprofessional education to heighten the oral health knowledge of primary care providers, and the role of dentists in medical teams.