Global and Community Health

2021 Mar 23

Global and Community Health Oral Health Seminar Series | Primary Teeth as Novel Biomarkers of Early Life Adversity Exposure and Mental Health Risk

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

ZOOM

The Office of Global and Community Health Presents

ORAL HEALTH SEMINAR SERIES

Primary Teeth as Novel Biomarkers of Early Life Adversity Exposure and Mental Health Risk

Presented by: 

Erin Dunn, ScD, MPH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
12:00-1:00PM EDT

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2021 Feb 23

Oral Health Seminar Series | Investing More, Investing Better: Resource Reallocation Strategies for Global Oral Health Improvement

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Webinar

The Office of Global and Community Health Presents

Oral Health Seminar Series
Investing More, Investing Better: Resource Reallocation Strategies for Global Oral Health Improvement

Presented by: 
Stefan Listl, MS, DDS, PhD  
Professor, Quality and Safety of Oral Health Care, Radboud University 
Director of Section, Translational Health Economics, Heidelberg University

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
12:00-1:00PM EST

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Give Kids a Smile Delivers Care at a Critical Time

February 10, 2021

Smiles on the faces of patients and providers were still discernible even through layers of masks and PPE at Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s recent Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event. The annual event, held each February during Children’s Dental Health Month, offers an opportunity for kids ages one to 17 to receive free dental care.

Stephanie, a mother who brought in four-year-old Ellie for her first appointment, watched as her daughter received care from dental students. “She was scared at first but now she’s all chatty. This is awesome!”... Read more about Give Kids a Smile Delivers Care at a Critical Time

2021 Feb 04

Oral Health and Sustainability: Crimson Goes Green at HSDM

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

The Office of Global and Community Health presents and oral health seminar series event:

Oral Health and Sustainability: Crimson Goes Green at HSDM

Featuring
Donna Hackley, DMD, MA, MPH Candidate
Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Office of Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Jennifer Lee, DMD21
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Lia Sgourakes
Associate Director of Facilities and Operations
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
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2021 Feb 06

Give Kids a Smile 2021

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dental Center | 188 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115

child in dental chair

Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Harvard Dental Center will host its annual Give Kids a Smile event on February 6th, from 9 AM to 12 PM. HSDM will provide free dental services to children ages 1-17. Services will include dental cleanings, oral exams, referrals, and more...

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Headshot of the U.S. Surgeon General, VADM Jerome Adams, MD, MPH.

U.S. Surgeon General Addresses the Importance of Oral Health and the Prominence of Social Determinants During a Recent HSDM Webinar

December 16, 2020

In early December, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Dr. Jerome M. Adams for a special virtual Oral Health Seminar Series event. VADM Adams was joined by Jane Barrow, associate dean of the Office of Global and Community Health, and executive director of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine, and HSDM Dean, William Giannobile.... Read more about U.S. Surgeon General Addresses the Importance of Oral Health and the Prominence of Social Determinants During a Recent HSDM Webinar

Joseph L. Henry

Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellows Pursue Dynamic Goals in Public Health

November 13, 2020

Drs. Siobhian M. B. Sprott, and Shelly D. Taylor were recently awarded the Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, awarded each academic year, is an academic degree-granting program with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders in minority health, health policy, and oral epidemiology. The program is named after Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s first African American full professor, Joseph L. Henry who also served as the School’s interim dean from...

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2020 Nov 09

Oral Health Seminar Series: Economic Evaluation and Oral Health

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Oral Health Seminar Series

Economic Evaluation and Oral Health


Presented by: 

Lisa A. Robinson, MPP
Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Stephen Resch, MPH, PhD
Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Monday, November 9, 2020
12:00-1:00PM EST

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New Study Reveals Effects of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Dental Coverage

November 3, 2020

Dr. Hawazin W. Elani, assistant professor in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), and co-authors from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, examined how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) expansion of Medicaid eligibility affected dental coverage and the use of oral health services among low-income adults, using data from the National Health Interview Survey. Their findings were published...

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2020 Oct 29

Oral Health Seminar Series | The (post)colonial predicament for American Indian community mental health services: Early career lessons

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

The Office of Global and Community Health Presents

ORAL HEALTH SEMINAR SERIES

The (post)colonial predicament for American Indian community mental health services: Early career lessons

Presented by: Joseph P. Gone, PhD
Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine
Faculty Director, Harvard University Native American Program

Intro by Laura Lin, HSDM Pre-Doctoral Candidate, Class of 2021

Thursday, October 29, 2020
1:00-2:00PM EDT

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2020 Aug 10

Oral Health Seminar Series with Michael Fenn, PhD, Harvard Innovation Lab

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Webinar

Michael Fenn, PhD, is the Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at Harvard Innovation Labs. He is tasked with advising all healthcare and life science ventures with a focus on supporting Harvard founders, which include students, research fellows, faculty & alumni. Dr. Fenn also leads the planning of the Life Lab Longwood, a new translational biotech incubator at Harvard Medical School, and a foundational component of the $200M Blavatnik Therapeutics Initiative. Dr. Fenn serves as a leader of entrepreneurship & innovation within the Harvard life science community, as...

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Rural New Hampshire

HSDM Secures $3 Million Grant to Expand Dental Public Health in Rural Areas

June 25, 2020

Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology (OHPE) in collaboration with the Office of Global and Community Health (OGCH) was recently awarded a $3 million postdoctoral training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce to address gaps in dental education and access to care in underserved and vulnerable populations in rural areas.

The five-year grant titled Catalyzing Oral Health Workforce for Rural and Vulnerable Populations will create the first and only Dental Public Health (DPH) Residency in the country with a dedicated rural track... Read more about HSDM Secures $3 Million Grant to Expand Dental Public Health in Rural Areas

Volunteers distribute much needed supplies to Kenyan villagers via the Towa Kitu Kidogo project, partly initiated by Ashiana Jivraj, DMD21. Photo credit: Towa Kitu Kidogo

Dental Students Combat COVID-19 Through Volunteerism and Action

June 24, 2020

As Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students and residents learned that the academic year would take an unprecedented turn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several jumped into action, finding different ways to turn the challenges presented by the pandemic into opportunities to help. Whether through community outreach, research, or care, they quickly honed in on ways to aid their local and global communities.... Read more about Dental Students Combat COVID-19 Through Volunteerism and Action

David Danesh, DMD20

Becoming the Leaders and Thinkers the World Needs

May 22, 2020

A reflection written by David Danesh, DMD20.

“When the world needs leaders, we will be among them; when the world needs solutions, we will help create them.” Reflecting on the class oath that we took with our Harvard Medical School colleagues during our White Coat Ceremony in August of 2016, this line resonates with me today. The knowledge we gained while receiving our education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) will help us think about creative solutions to the challenges we face today, and new challenges we will ultimately face in the future. Amidst the COVID-...

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