Dr. Steffany Chamut
Dr. Steffany Chamut is a full-time Instructor in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology and the Office of Global and Community Health.
Prior to joining HSDM, she completed her post-graduate studies in restorative prosthetics and dental public health in the U.S. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, A.T. Still University, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), and her fellowships at the Pan-American/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her work within the medical field spans the private, public, academic, and U.S. federal settings.
Dr. Chamut currently engages in diverse programmatic efforts across the school and the healthcare profession ranging from dental, public health education, workforce development, and clinical training at pre- and post-doctoral levels, and oral health integration initiatives. She is an AGE-Dental Public Health course director and co-director, a curricular evaluation lead at the HRSA funded National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) a national training and technical assistance center that employs activities aimed to improve the care for older adults, and Co-PI of the HRSA grant titled “Catalyzing Oral Health Workforce for Rural and Vulnerable Populations”, which will create the first and only Dental Public Health (DPH) Residency in the country with a dedicated rural track. In addition, she is part of the Human Resources for Health (HRH) program, Faculty at the University of Rwanda, School of Dentistry (first Bachelors of Dental Surgery program in the country), and visiting lecturer at the University of West Indies, Mona School of Dentistry, Kingston, Jamaica.
Dr. Chamut's research interests focus on oral health, geriatrics, healthy aging, vulnerable populations, nutrition, substance and opioid addiction, health services, policy, rural populations, and global health.