Faculty Directory

Core Faculty

Cheryl Cameron, MSEd, PhD, JD, Professor and Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

Donald Chi, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor
Dentistry and public health, Medicaid dental program, dental care utilization for children with special health care needs, multi-level statistical modeling

Whasun Oh Chung, PhD, Research Associate Professor
Oral Microbiology and Defensin Antimicrobial Peptides

Susan Coldwell, PhD, Professor
Development and physiological influences on taste preference and perception.  Psychophysical measurement of pain, anxiety, and taste

Douglas Conrad, PhD, MBA, MHA, Professor
Vertical integration in health services, integrated health systems, and impact of financial incentives on physician behavior

Trilby Coolidge, PhD, Acting Assistant Professor
Decision-making, behavior change, and psychometrics

Joana Cunha-Cruz, DDS, MPH, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
Oral health epidemiology, social epidemiology, and evidence-based dental practice

Richard Darveau, MS, PhD, Professor
Bacteria/host interactions, LPS biochemistry, Host inflammatory response

Timothy DeRouen, PhD, Professor and Interim Dean, School of Dentistry

Mark Drangsholt, DDS, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor
Orofacial Pain

David Grembowski, PhD, MA, Professor
Design and performance of health care systems, prevention, and technology diffusion

Robert Grubbs, BA, MA , PhD, Part-Time Lecturer
Neuropharmacology, neurotoxicology, cell signaling, molecular pharmaocology of the muscarinic cholinergic system

Lisa Heaton, PhD, Acting Assistant Professor
Access to dental care in adults with mental Illness and individuals who avoid dental care due to fear and other barriers

Susan Herring, PhD, Professor and Acting Vice Chair
Craniofacial Biology

Philippe Hujoel, PhD, DDS, MSD, MS, Professor
Nutrition with a focus on low carbohydrate diets, harmful effects of diagnostic radiation and evidence-based methodology and applications

Karl Kaiyala, PhD, Research Associate Professor

Amy Kim, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Access to care and innovations in dental therapeutics

Susanne Kölare Jeffrey, DDS, PhD, Lecturer Part-time
Saliva as a diagnostic fluid

Brian Leroux, PhD, Professor
Statistical methods for correlated data with applications to dental research and other fields

Lloyd Mancl, PhD, Research Associate Professor
Statistical methods for dental research with an emphasis on longitudinal and correlated data and applied research on caries, temporomandibular disorders, and periodontal disease

Christy McKinney, PhD, MPH, Acting Assistant Professor
Oral clefts, maternal nutrition, infant feeding, and global health

Peter Milgrom, DDS, Professor

Jacqueline Pickrell, PhD, Acting Assistant Professor

Tracy Popowics, PhD, Associate Professor
Dental Morphology

Richard Presland, PhD, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
Molecular Basis of Epithelial Cell Differentiation

Douglas Ramsay, DMD, PhD, MSD, Professor
Mechanisms of Drug Tolerance, Mechanisms and Psychophysics of Pain

Marilynn Rothen, RDH, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor
Dental caries management and risk assessment; treatment of patients with dental fear

Philip Weinstein, PhD, Professor

Norma Wells, MPH, Associate Professor
Dental Hygiene

Adjunct Faculty

Sandra Bordin, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor
Regeneration and repair of oral human connective tissue

Peter Byers, MD, Adjunct Professor
Collagen Expression

Timothy Cox, PhD,  Adjunct Professor
Understanding the genetic and developmental mechanisms coordinating morphogenesis of the midface and contributing to the susceptibility to cleft lip and palate

Michael Cunningham, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Pathogenesis of human malformation syndromes

David Eyre, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Biomineralization

Albert Folch, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Development of miniature cell culture tools for quantitative cell biology studies

Cecilia Giachelli, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Adhesion molecules and vascular biology processes

Nancy Kiviat, MD, Adjunct Professor
Human Papillomavirus studies

Linda LeResche, ScD, Adjunct Professor
Behavioral and epidemiologic aspects of pain

Zi-Jun Liu, DDS, MS, PhD, Adjunct Research Associate Professor
Biology of craniofacial skeletons and musculatures, TMJ functions and TMD, Mechanism of orthodontic tooth movements and material properties of periodontal ligaments

C. Michele Lloid, RDH, BA, MS, Clinical Associate Professor
Oral Care of post bone marrow transplant patients

Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Skin cancer biology, Merkel cell carcinoma

Morayma Reyes, MD, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Stem Cells, Regenerative Biology

Frank Roberts, DDS, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Periodontics

Timothy Rose, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Molecular biology of tumor viruses, cell growth, differentiation and transformation

Ram Samudrala, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Modeling proteomes

Mehmet Sarikaya, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Molecular Biomimetics

Patrick Stayton, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Engineering proteins for biotechnology, Biomaterials, and biomedical therapies/diagnostics

Minoru Taya, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Intelligent materials and systems

Rheem Totah, MS, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor
Drug-endogenous substrate interactions

Carol Ware, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Embryonic stem cells (ESC) and Human ESC (hESC)

John Wataha, DMD, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Biocompatibility

Zipora Yablonka-Reuveni, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Regulation of myogenic stem cell function in adult life

Paul Yager, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Research and development of biomedical diagnostic technology based on microbluidics

Jing Zhang, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Molecular biomarker for Parkinson’s disease

Affiliate Faculty

Martha Somerman, DDS, PhD, Affiliate Professor
Cell Behavior and Molecular Approaches to restoring tissue

Emeritus Faculty

Kenneth Izutsu, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Salivary Gland Physiology and Pathophysiology

Thomas Morton, Jr., DDS, MSD, Professor Emeritus
Oral Pathology, Secretory Mechanisms

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