Brian Jeffrey Swann

Dr. Brian Jeffrey Swann

Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology
Brian Swann

Dr. Swann is currently interim dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at HSDM. He previously served as chief of Oral Health Services for the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he practiced clinical dentistry and conducted the Oral Physician Program within the General Practice Residency Program. The oral physician concept integrates oral health into the scope of primary care. As an instructor in the Patient-Doctor I course at Harvard Medical School, he assisted in introducing oral health into that curriculum. At the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is a clinical instructor, a member of the Dean's Global Oral Health Committee, and a student mentor.

Dr. Brian Swann graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. After 30 years in California, in a career that included both public health and private practice, he decided that he could make more of an impact in the public health arena. This decision led him to Boston as the first Joseph L. Henry Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School. By 2008, Dr. Swann had received certificates in minority health policy (Harvard School of Medicine) and oral health policy and epidemiology (Harvard School of Dental Medicine). He received a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and was presented with the Albert Schweitzer Award in recognition of his ongoing commitment to global outreach.

Field of Interest

Dr. Swann is involved with outreach projects in Boston (homeless health care), Jamaica, and Rwanda. He is also developing an oral health education project for the Wampanaog Tribe on Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Dr. Swann is involved in building oral health capacity for children in Haiti, and most recently, in refugee camps in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Contact Information

p: 617/665-3990

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