Global and Community Health

Erinne Kennedy

New MMSc Program Trains Future Leaders and Mentors in Dental Education

May 24, 2018

When Erinne Kennedy, MMSc2019, PD18 was growing up in Middleport, Ohio, she never imagined someone from her hometown of 2,500 people—let alone herself—would become the first of anything at Harvard. Kennedy recently became the first post-doctoral student in Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s MMSc in Dental Education Program.

“It...

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Brian Swann

Swann Receives Community Service Award for Oral Health Outreach with the Wampanoag

June 12, 2018

Dr. Brian J. Swann, assistant professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, was recently awarded a 2018 Dean's Community Service Award for his work with the Wampanoag Tribe Oral Health Relief Effort. Since 2013, Swann has led efforts to bring sustainable, comprehensive, family-centered oral health care to the underserved native population on Martha's Vineyard.... Read more about Swann Receives Community Service Award for Oral Health Outreach with the Wampanoag

Seymour

Making Global Health a Collaborative Effort

March 29, 2018

Not all health care is administered by physicians. Not all dental care is received in a reclining white chair. And when it comes to coverage, the U.S. does not always lead the way.

Rather, dental care — like health care — is a global issue, and this year, three Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students got a chance to take that lesson both to heart and into the field.... Read more about Making Global Health a Collaborative Effort

2018 Jan 29

Talks@12: Oral Health Facts Matter

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Avenue

The rapid spread through social networks of health misinformation, such as questioning the safety of water fluoridation and vaccinations, has led to new public health and policy challenges. In our web-based world, the sound science that supports some oral health advances is being threatened. Brittany Seymour and Alessandro Villa...

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Northeastern class

Interprofessional Team Building with Nurse Practitioner Students

December 14, 2017

Dr. Leonard Brennan, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology and fourth-year DMD student, Yassee Pirooz, were recently invited to teach a class of Northeastern University nurse practitioner (NP) students about the importance of interprofessional team relationships in medicine and dentistry.  

The presentation by Brennan and Pirooz explored the importance of the NP/dental collaboration in depth. ... Read more about Interprofessional Team Building with Nurse Practitioner Students

DrHackley in Rwanda

Assessing Oral Health Needs in Rwanda

November 15, 2017

Donna Hackley, PD95, HSDM instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, has worked closely with colleagues in Rwanda on the country’s first ever National Oral Health Survey. The survey was conducted to establish baseline national oral health status, inform oral health strategic planning, and build oral health research capacity.

Development and implementation of oral health promotion, prevention, disease management and infrastructure relies on availability of baseline national oral health information...

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Jail photo

Dentistry Behind Bars: HSDM Students Provide Care to the Incarcerated

October 6, 2017

Of the more than two million incarcerated Americans, many suffer from chronic health conditions, disease, and substance-use disorders, however some of their most urgent health concerns can be a throbbing tooth, or aching oral abscess.

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students are learning this firsthand by providing care to patients incarcerated at Suffolk County’s Nashua Street Jail. Several HSDM students and faculty operate a weekly clinic at the 640-bed facility in downtown Boston as part of the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC)... Read more about Dentistry Behind Bars: HSDM Students Provide Care to the Incarcerated

2017 Sep 27

Talks@12: Disparities & Bias in Global Health

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Lack of cultural humility and understanding of socioeconomic disparities among the medical community may contribute to inequitable health care outcomes. Paul Farmer shares his global experience and discusses whether a social medicine approach can lead to health care justice for all. 

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD 
Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and...

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