Social & Behavioral Science

Burton L. Edelstein

UNI: 
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First Name: 
Burton
Middle Name: 
Leonard
Last Name: 
Edelstein
Title: 
Professor of Dental Medicine and Health Policy & Management at Columbia University Medical Center
Chair, Section of Population Oral Health
Director, Division of Behavioral Sciences at the College of Dental Medicine
Key word or phrase descriptors for area of expertise: 
• Pediatric Oral Health Governmental Policy; Early childhood caries management; Medicaid; Alternative dental financing and delivery.

Burton Edelstein DDS MPHis Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy at Columbia University where he chairs the Section of Population Oral Health at the College of Dental Medicine. He is also Senior Fellow in Public Policy and President Emeritus of the DC-based Children’s Dental Health Project (www.cdhp.org), a nonprofit policy organization that advances the oral health interests of children and their families.

Administrative Title: 
Chair, Section of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Director, Division of Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 
+1 212 342 3505
Postal Address: 
622 West 168th Street, PH17-306Q, Box 20, New York NY 10032,United States
Education/Training - Institution/ Location/ Degree: 
Harpur College (Binghamton University), Binghamton NY, BA (Biology)
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dentistry, Buffalo NY, DDS
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA, MPH (Maternal and Child Health and Health Services Administration)
Children's Hospital, Boston MA, Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry
Funding: 
Health Resources and Services Administration: • Predoctoral, Postdoctoral (pediatric dentistry), and Faculty Development Training Grants in Primary Care Dentistry; • Community Based Dental Partnership Program Grant for training and care of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: "MySmileBuddy": Demonstrating the Value of Technology-assisted Non-surgical Care Management in Young Children with Early Childhood Tooth Decay"
Mentoring - Completed Student Projects: 
DDS-MPH Candidates • Tener Huang: Governmental Accountability Office Reports on Children’s Oral Health, 1990-2014 • Tener Huang: Analysis the Federal “State Oral Health Workforce Grants” Program • Elana Kleiner Lowell: International comparisons of origins of oral health care systems • Annia Le Goff: Public health activities of dual-trained orthodontists • Amanda Dewundara: Analysis of state dental practice acts allowances for care of underserved populations.
Dental Public Health Fellows • Hosam Alrqiq: Dental quality measures in use by US dental delivery systems • Jaffer Shariff: Validating the impact of dental Medicaid coverage on children’s oral health status
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications - Three selected citations: 

Edelstein BL, Samad F, Mullin L, Booth M. Oral health provisions in US Healthcare reform. J Am Dent Assoc 2010;141;1471-1479

Edelstein BL. Training New Dental Health Providers in the U.S J Pub Health Dent 2011;71:S3-S8.

Yoon RK, Smaldone AM, Edelstein BL. Early childhood caries screening tools: A comparison of four approaches. J Am Dent Assoc 2012;143(7).

Athanasios I Zavras

UNI: 
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First Name: 
Athanasios
Last Name: 
Zavras
Photo: 
Title: 
Division Head, Oral Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Professor of Dental Medicine

Innovation in public health; pharmacogenetics; cancer epidemiology and genetics; safety and effectiveness of healthcare

Phone: 
+1 212 342 0425
Postal Address: 
622 West 168th Street, Suite PH17W - 306R, New York NY 10032,United States
Education/Training - Institution/ Location/ Degree: 
D.D.S., Columbia College of Dental Medicine, New York, DDS
M.Sc. - Epidemiology, Harvard University, Massachusetts, M.Sc
Dr.Med.Sc. - Oral Biology / Epidemiology, Harvard University, Massachusetts
Pediatric Dentistry, Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts
Dental Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts
Funding: 
National Institutes of Health (NIDCR, NCI)
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications - Three selected citations: 

Pharmacogenetics to screen for drug-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw.

Zavras AI.

Pharmacogenomics. 2012 Jul;13(9):985-7. No abstract available.

PMID:
22838944
[PubMed - in process]

 

Genomewide pharmacogenetics of bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw: the role of RBMS3.

Nicoletti P, Cartsos VM, Palaska PK, Shen Y, Floratos A, Zavras AI.

Oncologist. 2012;17(2):279-87. Epub 2012 Jan 20.

PMID:
22267851
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Complete list of publications - link to pubmed: 

Kavita P. Ahluwalia

UNI: 
kpa8
First Name: 
Kavita
Last Name: 
Ahluwalia
Title: 
Asst Professor of Clinical

Dr. Ahluwalia’s research addresses the complex interplay between oral health, healthcare, wellness and the social and economic determinants of health outcomes in vulnerable populations.  She is particularly interested in designing, implementing and testing sustainable models of care delivery for vulnerable older adults.  Dr.

Phone: 
+1 212 342 1938
Postal Address: 
P&S Box 20, United States
Education/Training - Institution/ Location/ Degree: 
D.D.S.-Michigan, Michigan, D.D.S.
MP.H.-Michigan, Michigan, M.P.H.
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications - Three selected citations: 

Oral care needs, barriers and challenges among community dwelling elderly in New York State and northern Manhattan.

Alfaro DP, Ahluwalia KP.

N Y State Dent J. 2010 Aug-Sep;76(5):38-41.

PMID:
21053640
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A competency-based framework for training in advanced dental education: experience in a community-based dental partnership program.

Badner V, Ahluwalia KP, Murrman MK, Sanogo M, Darlington T, Edelstein BL.

J Dent Educ. 2010 Feb;74(2):130-9.

PMID:
20145068
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Oral disease experience of older adults seeking oral health services.

Ahluwalia KP, Cheng B, Josephs PK, Lalla E, Lamster IB.

Gerodontology. 2010 Jun;27(2):96-103. Epub 2009 Sep 8.

PMID:
19737135
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Complete list of publications - link to pubmed: 

Carol Kunzel

UNI: 
ck60
First Name: 
Carol
Last Name: 
Kunzel
Title: 
Assoc Professor of Clinical Dental Community Health and Clinical Sociomedical Sciences
Key word or phrase descriptors for area of expertise: 
Access to care for for the elderly, patient-provider communication, knowledge dissemination and utilization, management of the HIV+ patient & the diabetic patient

Dr. Kunzel is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Dental Community Health and Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at the College of Dental Medicine and the Joseph L.

Administrative Title: 
Director, Office of Research Adminisration
Phone: 
+1 212 305 1405
Postal Address: 
College of Dental Medicine, 630 W. 168th St., New York NY 10032 - PH 17 West Room 303,United States
Education/Training - Institution/ Location/ Degree: 
New York University, New York, NY, PhD, MA
Funding: 
Principal Investigator (MPI), NIDCR and Office of the Director, NIH (OD) Grant #R01 DE023072, “Integrating Social and Systems Science Approaches to Promote Oral Health Equity,” 9/1/12 - 8/31/17.
Co-Investigator, NIDCR Grant #R01 DE019615, “HIV Testing in Dental Care Settings,” 8/1/12 - 7/31-2013, 8/1/09–7/31/2012-Consultant.
Principal Investigator (MPI), Colgate Palmolive, “Integrating Diabetes Screening in Dental Care Settings,” 11/01/2010-4/30/2012.
Mentoring - Completed Student Projects: 
Jonathan Elmore, Dental Services at Harlem United: Influences on Oral Health Quality of Life, Birnberg 2012
Ryan Lemke, Assessment of Patient Response to HIV and Oral Health Educational Brochure Available at Harlem United Dental Clinic, Birnberg 2012
Carolyn Lubrano, A Survey of Upstate New York Pediatricians Regarding Caries Risk Assessment and Fluoride Supplementation. Birnberg 2012
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications - Three selected citations: 

Schrimshaw EW, Siegel K, Wolfson NH, Mitchell DA, Kunzel C.  Insurance-related barriers to accessing dental care among African American adults with oral health sympt oms in Harlem, New York City.  American Journal of Public Health 101 (8): 1420-1428, 2011.

Lalla E, Kunzel C, Burkett S, Cheng B, Lamster IB.  Identification of unrecognized diabetes and pre-diabetes in a dental setting.  Journal of Dental Research 90 (7): 855-860, 2011.

Northridge, ME, Chakroborty B, Kunzel C, Metcalf S, Marshall S, Lamser IB.  What contributes to self-rated oral health among community-dwelling older adults?  Findings from the ElderSmile Program.  J Public Health Dent 72: 235-245, 2012.  PubMed PMID: 22316102.

Lamster IB, Kunzel C, Lalla E. Diabetes mellitus and oral health care: Time for the next stpe.  J Am Dent Assoc., 143 (3): 208-10, Mar. 2012.  PubMed PMID: 22383195.

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