Research Publications

Through our teaching, our goal is to expand students’ understanding of the impact of behavioral, social, economic, and cultural factors on the occurrence of disease across the lifespan with emphasis on oral disease and delivery and utilization of health services. Our instruction reflects our commitment to increase student sensitivity to the influence of culture on health and well-being. We seek to develop a generation of health care professionals that understands the community context in which it works and has the tools to incorporate a culturally-appropriate, evidence-based approach into clinical practice.