Office of Global and Community Health

The Office of Global and Community Health is responsible for developing, promoting, and sustaining initiatives in oral public health domestically and around the globe. As the home of the HSDM Global Oral Health Initiative, the Office is working with HSDM faculty and students to refine the School’s vision for global health and to coordinate its many outreach programs and curricular offerings. Such efforts include working with faculty to incorporate global health into the curriculum at the pre- and postdoctoral levels, to increase externship and research opportunities, and to integrate oral health into the Harvard University Initiative on Global Health. The Office also liaises with other schools at Harvard, health care providers, charitable organizations, and government agencies to raise awareness of oral health issues and to establish collaborative partnerships.

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HSDM Singer Knocks It out of the Ballpark

September 6, 2017

Martha Vedrine, staff assistant in the Office of Dental Education recently sang the National Anthem at the opening of the Red Sox game on Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

Vedrine was selected to represent the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) during Union Night at Fenway Park. After sending taped recordings of her performances to the Red Sox she was officially given the honor of singing at the revered ballpark.

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American Journal of Public Health Editorial Addresses Inequities in Oral Health Care

July 6, 2017

In a recent American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) editorial, “Oral Health and Medicine Integration: Overcoming Historical Artifact to Relieve Suffering,” Stephen A. Martin, MD, EdM, assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Lisa Simon, DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration, argue that oral health should increasingly become part of overall health care services and training. Read more about American Journal of Public Health Editorial Addresses Inequities in Oral Health Care

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HSDM’s Christina Dervishian named a 2017 Harvard Hero

June 14, 2017

Each year the Harvard Heroes Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff members whose work supports the University’s mission at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence. Harvard Heroes go “above and beyond” their roles and are among the University’s most high-perform­ing staff.

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine recipient of this year’s Harvard Hero honor is Christina Dervishian, HSDM Global and Community Health Program Coordinator. Read more about HSDM’s Christina Dervishian named a 2017 Harvard Hero