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Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies

Isabel Garcia, D.D.S., M.P.H. (Co-Chair), joined the University of Florida College of Dentistry as dean on Feb. 16, 2015, after retiring from the U.S. Public Health Service in 2014 as a rear admiral lower half. Garcia’s career spans 37 years in public health, clinical practice, research, teaching, and administration at the local, state, and national levels. Dr Garcia joined the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health in 1995 and held multiple leadership roles during her time there. She led NIDCR’s science transfer efforts, directed the institute’s Office of Science Policy and Analysis, and served as acting NIDCR director from 2010 to 2011. Dr. Garcia also served as the institute’s coordinator for global health and directed NIDCR’s residency in dental public health program from 2005 to 2014. While with the USPHS, she was deployed to help prepare a major health diplomacy mission to Central and South America, which provided care to more than 85,000 people in 12 countries.

As deputy director of NIDCR from 2007 to 2014, Dr. Garcia shared responsibility for the oversight and management of programs and functions within the institute, which included a staff of more than 400 scientists and administrators dedicated to research, training, science policy, health education, communications, and financial management. She received a doctorate in dental surgery in 1980 from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan in 1988. She subsequently completed a residency in dental public health at the University of Michigan and a fellowship in primary care policy from the U.S. Public Health Service. A fellow of the American College of Dentists and the

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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Pierre Fauchard Academy, Dr. Garcia is a diplomat and the past president of the American Board of Dental Public Health as well as an active member of the American Dental Education Association, the International Association for Dental Research, and the American Dental Association.

Mayumi Willgerodt Ph.D., M.P.H., FAAN, FNASN, RN (Co-Chair), is an associate professor and the vice-chair of education in the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing at the University of Washington as well as affiliate faculty in the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Research and Practice and in the Center for Global Health Nursing. Dr. Willgerodt’s research is grounded in the community, centered around school health and interprofessional education and collaborative practice. She is active nationally and internationally consulting on community-based collaborative practice, team-based care, and interprofessional education. She is the lead researcher for the National School Nurse Workforce Study and has a funded program of research focused on school nursing services. She was a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Faculty Scholar in 2013–2015, during which time her work focused on the integration of oral health in all levels of nursing education and practice. Dr. Willgerodt is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a fellow in the National Academy of School Nurses. She Willgerodt earned her B.S.N. from Georgetown University in 1987, her M.P.H. and M.S. in 1996, and her Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Md Koushik Ahmed, M.D.S., M.A., is a current graduate student, teaching assistant, and research assistant at the Falk College Department of Public Health, Syracuse University. Prior to this, he worked for several years on community-based experiential learning on the social determinants of health in Bangladesh. At present he is actively involved in studying the competency-based teaching and learning of the social determinants of health for the global health graduate students at Syracuse University. He has written several large grants funded by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Program and World Health Organization TDR on implementation science. His area of interests includes implementation science for the social determinants of health and social network analysis for global health.

Judith Albino, Ph.D., is president emerita of the University of Colorado and professor emerita in the Colorado School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on measurement and evaluation in psychology, education, and communications. She built an interdisciplinary research program in the psychosocial aspects of oral health and taught behavioral sciences at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1972–1990). She also served that

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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university as the associate provost and dean of the graduate school before being recruited to the University of Colorado (CU), serving briefly as vice-president for academic affairs and then as president. After 17 years focused on university leadership in Colorado and California (Alliant International University), she returned to a faculty role at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, where she directed a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Center for Native Oral Health Research, conducting clinical trials of behavioral strategies for caries prevention in American Indian populations. In 2018, Dr. Albino was tapped by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to serve as co-director and scientific editor of the recently released NIH landmark report Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges. She is a fellow of the American Association for Dental and Craniofacial Research and of the American Psychological Association, a member of the honor societies of dentistry and public health, and an honorary member of the American College of Dentists, and in 2013 she was named Distinguished Psychologist in Management by the Society of Psychologists in Leadership. Dr. Albino has served on the boards of numerous corporate and nonprofit organizations, including chairing the Board of Caring for Colorado from 2018–2020.

Richard Berman, M.B.A., M.P.H., is the associate vice president for strategic initiatives for innovation and research at the University of South Florida, a visiting social entrepreneurship professor in the Muma College of Business, and a professor in the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation. He is currently an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, D.C., and is a board member for Emblem Health. He is a member of the Seeds of Peace board of directors and a board member for the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development in Abuja, Nigeria and for CATAYS, Inc. Additionally, he is the vice-chair of the board of directors for OIC in Florida. Previous organizations in which he has served on the board of directors include the Lillian Vernon Corporation, the Westchester Jewish Chronicle (chairman of the advisory board), the American Jewish Committee (Westchester Chapter), and the March of Dimes. Previously, Mr. Berman has worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, the executive vice president of New York University (NYU) Medical Center, and a professor of health care management at the NYU School of Medicine. He served as the special advisor to the leader of the African Union–United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Darfur. He has also held various roles at Korn Ferry International and at Howe-Lewis International, served in two cabinet positions in New York state government, and worked in the old U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. In 1995,

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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Mr. Berman was selected by Manhattanville College to serve as its tenth president. Mr. Berman is credited with the turnaround of the college, where he served until 2009. Mr. Berman received his B.B.A., M.B.A., and M.P.H. from the University of Michigan and holds honorary doctorates from Manhattanville College and New York Medical College.

Lois K. Cohen, Ph.D., has served as a consultant and the Paul G. Rogers Ambassador for Global Health Research since her retirement from U.S. government service in 2006. She is a sociologist whose research and health science administration career included service as the director of extramural research, associate director for international health, and director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research and Training at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. Having authored more than 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited four books on the social sciences and dentistry, she co-directed the WHO International Collaborative Studies of Oral Health Systems.

Having served on several journal boards, among them the Journal of the American Dental Association, she co-chairs the Friends of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention and serves on the boards of the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders, the Edw. B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, the Global Advisory Council of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, and the Caplin Family Charities. She provides consultation to NIH, WHO and its regional offices in Africa and the Americas, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and various universities and professional associations including the American Dental Association, the FDI World Dental Federation, the American Dental Education Association, and others in the area of global health through oral health. Lectures and awards in her honor are presented annually at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; at Harvard University’s School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts; and at the International Association of Dental Research’s Behavioral, Epidemiological and Health Services Research Group.

Bruce Doll, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.B.A., is the assistant vice president for technological research and innovation, Office of Research, Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. He leads the development and integration of database management within the research portfolio and the advancement of novel technologies focused upon military medical requirements. His formal education includes a D.D.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, periodontics specialty certificate from Navy Postgraduate Dental School, Ph.D. from Penn State, and an M.B.A. from the Navy Postgraduate School. During 34 years of service with the U.S. Navy,

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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he served with both the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps, INCONUS and OCONUS. Several times deployed, RADM Doll completed his service as both director of the Research, Development, and Acquisition Directorate for the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, Virginia, and the deputy commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, where he oversaw execution of Defense Health Program–funded medical research. He had academic appointments with Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Maryland, Pennsylvania State University, and Rutgers University prior to coming to USU. He served as the chief operating officer for the Rutgers–Cleveland Clinic Consortium for the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. He has served on several scientific boards. He has published on the topics of bone regeneration and is a former grantee of the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Julian Fisher, B.D.S., M.Sc., M.I.H., is a policy advisor and analyst specializing in health workforce education, social and environmental determinants of health, and global oral health. He is currently the coordinator and senior researcher for planetary health and global oral health at the Department of Oral Diagnostics, Digital Health, and Health Services Research at Charité University in Berlin, Germany. He is responsible for the development and delivery of the global oral health education module to over 25 dental schools and associations around the world.

Prior to this he was the associate director of professional and scientific affairs with the World Dental Federation in Geneva, Switzerland. His work experience covers a diverse range of professional domains including international public health policy and advocacy (consultancies for the World Health Organization; the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], and the United Nations Environment Programme), health profession (federation) management, and health workforce undergraduate and post graduate education, both classroom and web-based.

His work has been based in Europe, Tanzania, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the Falkland Islands, and Antarctica within various sectors and organizations. Mr. Fisher earned his B.D.S. (dentistry) from Birmingham University in 1985, his M.Sc. (HIV/AIDS) from Stellenbosch University in 2002, and his M.I.H. (international health) from Charité University in 2006.

Anita Glicken, M.S.W., is a professor and associate dean emerita at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center with over 30 years of administrative, research, and education experience. She was a founding member

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) and is now serving as its executive director. The NIIOH provides backbone support and is the national voice for interprofessional integration of oral health into primary care. In 2009, Ms. Glicken launched the Physician Assistant Leadership Initiative on Oral Health, creating a model systems change strategy that engages national organization leaders to work together to integrate oral health across professional education and practice. Ms. Glicken has served on several national expert panels to develop tools and resources supporting workforce research, education, and policy, including the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) 2014 Interprofessional Oral Health Core Competencies for Primary Care Providers and the 2015 Qualis Health White Paper, Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care.

Past leadership roles include president of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and president/chief executive officer of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Health Foundation, where she worked with HRSA’s National Center for Health Workforce Analysis to create a database on certified physician assistant practice to inform health policy and workforce planning. A clinical social worker, Ms. Glicken’s career has focused on health care transformation, partnering with others to create innovative education and care delivery models grounded in interprofessional collaboration and health equity. Most recently she was founding project director of an American International Health Alliance contract to build midlevel health workforce capacity in South Africa. Since 2012, she has been an invited member of the U.S. delegation of the International Health Workforce Collaborative. Ms. Glicken is the author of more than 100 publications in health care education, workforce, and research.

Lisa F. Mallonee, M.P.H., RDH, RD, LD, is a tenured professor, graduate program director, and registered dietitian in the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene at the Texas A&M School of Dentistry (TAMU SOD), where she has served as course director for public/community health and provides nutrition lectures in the dental hygiene and predoctoral dental curriculum. Additionally, she oversees practicum placement and thesis research as a co-director for postgraduate dental hygienists enrolled in the Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals program housed in the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Furthermore, she serves as a preceptor for the Baylor University Medical Center Dietetic internship program. She was most recently appointed to serve in the capacity of interim associate dean of academic affairs at TAMU SOD.

Ms. Mallonee received her bachelor of science in dental hygiene (1990) and a master of public health with a coordinated degree in nutrition (2000) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a health care

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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professional and educator, she is committed to sharing her knowledge, expertise, and passion while promoting the value of interprofessional collaboration among dental professionals within the wider health care community for greater patient/client outcomes. She serves as a reviewer and expert content advisor on numerous publications, including the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Journal of the American Dental Association, and Journal of Dental Hygiene, and works with organizations such as the National Diabetes Education Program, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, and the American Dental Educators Association (ADEA). She is a published author in dental textbooks and peer-reviewed journals on multiple topics pertaining to diet, nutrition, and oral health and the practical application to whole body health for dietetic and dental professionals. She coauthored the nutrition curriculum for the revised 2015 edition of the ADEA Curriculum Guidelines for Allied Dental Education Programs and served as primary author for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Paper on Oral Health and Nutrition. She is currently a coauthor on the editorial team continuing Esther Wilkins’ cornerstone textbook Wilkins’ Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist and primary author on The Dental Hygienist’s Guide to Nutritional Care, 6th edition.

Teresa A. Marshall, Ph.D., is a registered, licensed dietitian with a doctorate in human nutrition who coordinates and teaches the nutrition curriculum, directs the dental student research program, and holds the Michael W. Finkelstein Centennial Teaching Professorship at the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry. Dr. Marshall’s primary research interests focus on the relationships among diet, nutrition, oral health, and systemic health. Dr. Marshall has engaged with national and international groups to understand, educate, and advocate for caries prevention with emphasis on diet. She served as a delegate to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Dietary Guidelines Collaborative, which identified diet-related caries science to inform the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2020 dietary guidelines; was a section author including content on diet in caries prevention for the 2020 Surgeon General’s report on oral health; and provided a dietary voice for the Borrow Foundation’s Oral Health-Related Birth Cohort Study. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (including the practice group Nutrition Educators of Health Professionals), the American Dental Association, the International Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, and the American Academy of Cariology. She is a research editor for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a reviewer for multiple nutrition and dental journals.

Lemmietta McNeilly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CAE, is an American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA) fellow, a distinguished scholar and

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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fellow of the National Academy of Practice, and an American Society of Association Executives fellow and certified association executive. Presently she serves as ASHA’s chief staff officer for speech–language pathology with responsibility for speech–language pathology practices, governmental affairs and public policy, international programs, and 20 special interest groups. Her resume includes numerous international publications and presentations for health care executives, health professionals, and academics across the globe as well as consultations with the World Health Organization, the Global Rehabilitation Alliance, and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She has addressed the following topics: empowering leaders for the changing health care landscape, genomics for health care professionals, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, social determinants of health, effective use of speech–language pathology assistants, and educating clinicians to practice at the top of the license and target outcomes based on the functional needs of individuals and families.

Jonathan Metzl, M.D., Ph.D., is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry and the director of the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his M.D. from the University of Missouri, M.A. in humanities/poetics and psychiatric internship/residency from Stanford University, and Ph.D. in American culture from University of Michigan. Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Book Award, the 2020 APA Benjamin Rush Award for Scholarship, and a 2008 Guggenheim fellowship, Dr. Metzl has written extensively for medical, psychiatric, and popular publications about some of the most urgent hot-button issues facing the United States and the world. His books include The Protest Psychosis, Prozac on the Couch, Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality, and Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.

Jeffrey Stewart, D.D.S., M.S. is the senior vice president for interprofessional and global collaboration at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Prior to joining ADEA, he had been a faculty member at three dental schools. In his current role with ADEA, he is a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Planning Committee and the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative. He attended college at the University of Delaware and received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina. Following a general practice residency, he attended the University of Michigan, earning a master’s degree in oral pathology and diagnosis.

Deborah Weisfuse, M.S., D.M.D., is the current president of the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders. She has served as an advisory director on

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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the New York County Dental Society Board since she became a New York State Dental Association officer in 2012. She has served as national secretary of the American Friends of the Dental Volunteers for Israel and now serves as director at large on their board. She sits on the advisory board of Project Accessible Oral Health.

Dr. Weisfuse was elected as the first woman president of the New York State Dental Association in 2012. During her years as a state officer, she initiated the first Student Legislative Day and founded the New York State Dental Association Technology Task Force. Both programs have become permanent in the structure of the organization. She has served on the American Dental Association Committee on Annual Meetings and as a trustee for the New York State Dental Foundation for 12 years. Dr. Weisfuse has also had the honor of serving on the Commission of Dental Accreditation (CODA) Predoctoral Review Committee and has consulted for the commission both nationally and internationally in different roles. Recently she was elected by the American Dental Association to serve as a CODA commissioner and has just started her term of office.

Dr. Weisfuse received her master’s degree in biomedical research at the State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center. Then she pursued her dental degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Her residencies included a general geriatric residency and a chief residency at the Long Island Jewish/ Hillside Medical Center, now known as Northwell. After this, she taught clinically at the Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and then at the Community Dentistry Department at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, where she also wrote National Institutes of Health grants to improve the quality of oral health for inner city children.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Weisfuse created a nursing home curriculum and rotation for the dental residents at Cobble Hill Nursing Home, associated with Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn and was an attending there part time for 7 years. She built a successful private general practice in Midtown Manhattan while always continuing to participate in many ways within the dental profession and its organizations. At this time, she is currently retired from clinical practice. Dr. Weisfuse has been awarded honorary fellowships for her studies and achievements by the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of General Dentistry, the New York Academy of Dentistry, and the International Academy of Dental-Facial Esthetics.

In 2019, Dr. Weisfuse received the National Jeffrey Dalin Distinguished Volunteer Service Award from the American Dental Association for her work as general chair in development of the largest Give Kids a Smile programs in the United States in New York City.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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Jane Ziegler, D.C.N., RDN, LDN, is currently the interim chair and director of the Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Program in the Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences and an adjunct associate professor in the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ziegler has over 30 years of clinical practice in the areas of neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent nutrition with an emphasis on chronic disease, primarily in the areas of pediatric pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal disease, and pediatric weight management.

Dr. Ziegler has served as a member of the Pediatric Weight Management Expert Workgroup of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Evidence Analysis Library (EAL), and served as a lead analyst as well as a research analyst for the EAL. In the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, she has provided clinical support to the specialty clinics of the Orofacial Pain Clinic, Oral Medicine Clinic, Pediatric Clinic, and the Special Needs Clinic as well as clinical support in the undergraduate dental clinics. She has supported multiple courses within the School of Dental Medicine, including lectures in clinical nutrition, dental caries/microbiology, and special needs dentistry. She is a course director for pediatric nutrition, weight management, metabolism and body composition, nutrition and pharmacology, and other graduate-level nutrition courses. She is a mentor for the New Jersey Leadership Education for Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program. She mentors masters and doctoral student research projects and has been a principal investigator on multiple pediatric oral health grants and educational grants. She is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ziegler brings strong clinical and educational experiences, skills, and expertise to the clinic population, nutrition courses, and research studies.

SPEAKERS

Trina Brown, Ph.D., CNPT, is the founder and chief executive officer of Data Civility LLC (an African American biomedical company) and Neuro Pathic Trainers Foundation, Inc. (mental and physical healthy lifestyle), a division of Dr. Trina Brown and Associates. Data Civility collaborates with University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Duke University, Wake Forest University, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, and several historically black colleges and universities. Dr. Brown has served on numerous committees with various organizations to improve health care around the world.

Dr. Brown recently received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her lifelong commitment in building a stronger nation through volunteer service. She has served as an advocate for health care and humanity for over 30 years, an international motivational speaker, and radio host in over 180 countries as well as a mental and health lifestyle coach, counselor, and a mental fitness trainer.

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Dr. Brown’s mission is to educate and empower people about health care issues related to dementia, the aging population, and financial impacts on families and communities.

Ashley Ford, B.S.B.A., CCHW, is the Healthy Kids project director with CareSouth Carolina in Hartsville, South Carolina. Ms. Ford has worked in health care since 2008. She has worked with CareSouth Carolina for 9 years. She has held numerous positions within the organization. In 2017, Ms. Ford attended Northeastern Technical College to complete the community health worker program. She became a certified community health worker in May 2017. Ms. Ford is also a South Carolina Community Health Worker Association member. She served as an ambassador for the association from 2019 to 2020. In 2018, Ms. Ford joined the CareSouth Carolina Division of Dentistry as a community health worker where she mostly worked with school-based pediatric patients. Her job as a dental community health worker was to make contact with families to educate and help eliminate as many barriers as possible to dental health. After 2 years working in dental health. Ms. Ford accepted a position as a medical case manager for infectious diseases and worked with patients who had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Even when while working in infectious diseases, Ms. Ford continued to educate patients on the importance of dental health.

Michael Glick, D.M.D., is the executive director of the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health and a professor of clinical restorative dentistry at Penn Dental Medicine. From 2009 to 2015, Dr. Glick served as dean of the University at Buffalo, SUNY, School of Dental Medicine, where he remained as a professor of oral diagnostic sciences before moving to Penn Dental Medicine in 2021. Prior to his time at Buffalo, he was a professor of oral medicine at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T. Still University, also holding the post of associate dean of oral-medical sciences at the university’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. While at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey from 2001 to 2007, Dr. Glick served as chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and as director of both the Division of Oral Medicine and the Postgraduate Training Program in Oral Medicine. The current position with Penn Dental Medicine is Dr. Glick’s second faculty appointment at the school, having previously served from 1994 to 2001 on the oral medicine faculty. During that time, he also directed the school’s programs for medically complex patients and infectious diseases.

A widely published and highly respected lecturer, Dr. Glick served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Dental Association from 2005 to 2020. In the global arena, Dr. Glick has been active with the FDI World Dental Federation since 2007, serving on multiple committees,

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Planning Committee and Speaker Biographies." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Sharing and Exchanging Ideas and Experiences on Community-Engaged Approaches to Oral Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27100.
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including co-chairing the Task Team Vision 2030. He also had a leading role in establishing FDI’s Vision 2020 and most recently was the primary author of its Vision 2030, giving guidance for a global interdisciplinary and integrative role for oral health.

Judith Haber, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN, is professor emerita at the New York University (NYU) Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Dr. Haber is the executive director of a national nursing oral health initiative, the Oral Health Nursing Education Practice (OHNEP) Program, funded by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health Advancement. She is an NYU leader of interprofessional education and practice, with a special focus on oral-systemic health, collaborating with interprofessional partners at NYU College of Dentistry and School of Medicine. Dr. Haber is the lead author of the landmark 2015 article in American Journal of Public Health, “Putting the Mouth Back in the Head: HEENT to HEENOT.”

Dr. Haber was a member of the Health Resources and Services Administration expert panel that developed the 2014 Interprofessional Oral Health Core Competencies for Primary Care Providers; the technical expert panel that developed the 2015 Qualis Health White Paper, Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care; and the 2017 Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) National Steering Committee on Shared Principles. Dr. Haber is a member of the Santa Fe Group and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. She is the 2011 recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award, 2014 NYU Meritorious Service Award, the 2020 Changemaker Award, the 2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice, and the 2017 DentaQuest Health Equity Hero Award. In 2019, the OHNEP Program received an EdgeRunner Award from the American Academy of Nursing.

Rosemarie Hemmings, Ph.D., LCSW, is an assistant professor in community dentistry and director of social work at the Oregon Health & Science University’s School of Dentistry. She is developing and teaching an innovative inter-professional curriculum related to the social determinants of health within the school of dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Hemmings directs the social work program, which includes masters of social work interns from Portland State University, Arizona State University, and Simmons University who provide social work interventions to patients within the dental clinic, and residency program.

As a social worker for some 30 years, she has seen the psychological impact of socioeconomic status on who gets their oral health needs met. Additionally, as a public health practitioner, she knows the impact of access issues related to oral health insurance, oral health practitioners, and

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affordable oral health care on marginalized populations. Dr. Hemmings states that one of the greatest rewards of being at a school of dentistry is being able to help educate dental students about the human factors (psychological and social) related to the oral health of their patients both now and in their future practice.

Colleen Lampron, M.P.H., is a public health leader with particular expertise in planning innovative initiatives that promote access to care for underserved populations. Her proficiencies include managing innovative public health initiatives and overseeing local and national programs using a collaborative approach that advances innovations (e.g., IHI’s Breakthrough Series model) and supports systematic and continuous quality improvement measures. Through her company, AFL Enterprises, LLC, Ms. Lampron partners with other experts to effectively execute client deliverables. Additionally, she is a sought-after facilitator and quality improvement coach.

Daniel W. McNeil, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the University of Florida Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science; he has also been appointed the Parker E. Mahan Endowed Professor. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. McNeil has worked in the realm of oral health for his entire career. His department houses two advanced education in general dentistry residency training programs, two research centers (focusing on pain and oral health disparities), and a variety of community outreach programs. He is actively engaged in community-engaged research on behavioral dentistry, pain, oral health inequities, and use of oral health care.

A member of the American Dental Education Association, the American Psychological Association, and the International Association for Dental Research and a fellow of the American Association of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research, Dr. McNeil has an impressively long list of published research in books, articles, and manuals. A former Fulbright fellow, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award in 2021 for Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research from the International Association for Dental Research.

Angel Martinez-Thornton, RN, is a registered nurse and lifestyle coach for the Sac and Fox Nation tribe in Stroud, Oklahoma. She works as the community health manager for Black Hawk Health Center.

She started her medical journey as a license practical nurse at the Chickasaw Nation in 2007. She was recognized as the 2010 employee of the year in the specialty clinic for her efforts to provide information and resources to cancer patients. She began her career as a community health representative in 2013 at Black Hawk Health Center. During this time, she continued her education by obtaining her podiatric medical assistant (PMA)

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and studied new wound care strategies and techniques. She served on the board of Oklahoma Area Association of Community Health Representatives as historian. In this role she planned and organized conferences to assist other community health representative Programs.

In 2017, Ms. Martinez-Thornton earned her nursing degree from Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. For the last 9 years, she has provided health care, health promotion, and disease prevention services through the community health program at Black Hawk Health Center. She knows that the distance between dreams and reality is called action. This viewpoint continues to motivate her to teach, improve, and preserve the health care needs of the community.

Cleopatra Matanhire-Zihanzu, B.D.S., M.B.A., M.Sc., is the project leader for the Oral Health for Mental Health Patients Project Zimbabwe and a faculty member at the Department of Oral Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe. She is an oral health advocate with an emphasis on research, education, and policy formulation. She served in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Oral Health Services Department, Zimbabwe, gaining exposure in primary, secondary, and tertiary oral health care service delivery and coordinating national dental surgery assistants training and dental missions, culminating with her being practitioner in charge at the School of Dental Therapy and Technology.

Dr. Matanhire-Zihanzu holds a bachelor of dental surgery from the University of Zimbabwe, a master’s in business administration from the National University of Science and Technology, and a master of science in global health from the University of Glasgow. She is also a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow who was in the civic leadership track at Kansas State University.

Keith Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., is the dean and associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Mays’s academic career has included student advising, faculty private practice, and service as the assistant director of the University of Maryland general practice residency program. He served as the division director of prosthodontics at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine and as associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Dr. Mays brings a pragmatic approach to management, a keen sensitivity to the needs of individuals and an appreciation for the dynamic relationship between patient care and student education. Dr. Mays’s several research interests have included clinical and educational research. His clinical research interests focus on improving oral motor function, specifically investigating compensatory movements of the tongue and jaw during speech, swallowing, and mastication. Educational research interests focus on community-based dental education, student well-being, improving the academic environment,

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the use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) as an assessment tool in pre-clinical dental education, and enhancing service-learning during community based dental experiences for students. His advocacy for better oral health as a pathway to improving overall health has shaped his research interest in the role of oral health in interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Kaz Rafia, D.D.S., M.B.A., M.P.H., has over two decades of experience in successful startups, academia, managed care, government, and nonprofit organizations. He is currently the chief health equity officer at CareQuest Institute, where he leads the development and execution of strategic initiatives that foster and advance engagement and access to integrated oral health care for the ethnically and socially diverse communities served by the institute. Dr. Rafia also drives the organization’s efforts to elevate the integration of oral health and overall health care through the oversight of the health improvement and grantmaking teams. Prior to joining CareQuest Institute, he served as the state dental director for the Oregon Health Authority, where he set the equity-centered state oral health strategic plan focusing on population health measures, health care workforce development, optimization of the value-based care coordination model, and telehealth. Rafia also served as a dental volunteer for 8 years at Medical Terms International leading successful mission-critical projects. Dr. Rafia holds a B.S. in biology from Youngstown State University. He received his M.B.A. from University of Illinois and a master of public health from Johns Hopkins University. He earned his doctor of dental surgery from Ohio State University.

Hugh J. Silk, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Dr. Silk received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from Harvard University, where he majored in government. He completed medical school at McMaster Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He undertook his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Family Medicine Residency Program in Worcester and successfully completed a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Prior to medical school, Hugh taught with Dr. Robert Coles at Harvard University in a course called The Literature of Social Reflection and ran a youth service program in Toronto called Serve Canada.

Currently, Dr. Silk provides clinical care at the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program (HOAP) and The Road to Care van. He is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He also teaches at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Silk does public health work in oral health access and training health care providers to address oral health as part of overall health. He is a past recipient of the

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American Association of Public Health Dentistry Public Service Award. He is a principal investigator at the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH), doing research and projects to improve oral health in medical and dental schools and primary care residency programs across the country. His other interest in medical education is medical humanities and reflective writing.

Rita Villena, D.D.S., Ph.D., is a researcher with a master’s and doctorate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Currently the coordinator of pediatric dentistry at the San Martin de Porres University, she is an expert in prevention, the use of fluorides, and caries in early childhood. She is past president of the Latin American Region of Dental Research International and is a speaker and author of national and international publications in the area. She serves as a technical consultant of the Ministry of Health and since 2014 has been an evaluator of the national oral health programs. She has also served on the annual scientific program committee for the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

Robert J. Weyant, M.S., D.M.D., Dr.P.H., serves as the associate dean of dental public health and community outreach, the interim associate dean for faculty affairs, and professor and chair of the Department of Dental Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is also an associate professor of epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health. He received a master’s degree in public health in 1978 and a dental degree in 1982 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. In 1991 he earned a doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Weyant is a former U.S. Navy dental officer and Department of Veterans Affairs dentist. He has been a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health since 1987 and also is a past president of the American Association for Public Health Dentistry. He currently serves on numerous local, state, and national committees aimed at reducing oral health disparities, increasing the dental workforce, and improving access to oral care. Dr. Weyant’s research involves basic and social epidemiological research related to oral health disparities. Presently he is a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several National Institutes of Health–funded studies of oral disease etiology. Dr. Weyant also directs the Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia and oversees the joint degree program in public health.

Dr. Weyant was recently acknowledged as the inaugural recipient of the American Association for Dental Research/American Dental Association (AADR/ADA) Evidence-Based Dentistry Faculty Award. He is recognized with this award for his life-long contributions to evidence-based dentistry.

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Despite the integral contribution of oral health to general health status, it continues to be treated as a marginalized and less important practice of health care. Minimizing its importance begins with how U.S. dental professionals are educated. The National Academies Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education held a public workshop in November 2022 to discuss definitions of community-engaged oral health and its application within, between, and across health professions. Discussions emphasized lifelong learning, the social determinants of health and community engagement, and the development of innovative approaches and models for oral health workforce education and training in a global context. This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes the discussions held during the workshop.

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