Dental Public Health & Behavioral Dentistry
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Los Angeles, California
Qualifications & Accomplishments
Director, National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, Inc.
Planned, implemented and evaluated global research conferences.
Received over $3.1 million in federal, association and industry funding for educational research, projects and programs.
Retired from the University of Southern California, effective September 30, 2019.
40 years of education, research and consulting experience via full-time faculty appointments at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, MD; Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, PA; and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
10 years of business experience & ownership – staffing and practice management consulting.
Serve on American and International editorial review boards for dental and dental hygiene publications.
Invited external reviewer of research priorities, standards of clinical practice and systematic reviews for American and International Organizations.
Published 96 scientific articles; developed 14 online courses and book chapters on evidence-based decision making (EBDM), and 2 textbooks and faculty guides on EBDM.
Presented over 135 programs at local, national and international meetings.
Served on the Board of Trusties of the ADHA.
Served on association and federal grant review committees.
Received the 2017 ADA/AADR Evidence-based Dentistry Award, Accomplished Faculty Category.