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Department of Oral Health Sciences

Faculty Directory

Core Faculty

Fritzie Arce-McShane, PhD, Associate Professor
Systems and computational neuroscience, biomechanics, Cortical and biomechanical control of orofacial sensorimotor behavior in healthy vs pathological aging, Oral health and Alzheimer’s disease, Oral somatosensation, Functional connectivity

Jonathan An, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor
Geroscience, aging biology, anti-aging interventions, oral biology, oral healthspan

Cheryl Cameron, MSEd, PhD, JD, Professor

Donald Chi, DDS, PhD, 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 Professor
Oral Microbiology and Defense in Antimicrobial Peptides

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

Robert Cornell, PhD, Professor and Graduate Program Director
Genetic underpinnings of orofacial cleft, transcriptional regulatory networks governing cellular differentiation of superficial epithelia and melanocytes, cell fate determination.

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

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

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

Douglass Jackson, PhD, DMD, MS, Clinical Professor

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

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

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

Jeffrey McLean, PhD, Professor
Oral microbiome, next generation sequencing, in vitro biofilm models

Tracy Popowics, PhD, Professor
Craniofacial structure and function

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

Cameron Randall, PhD, Assistant Professor
Behavioral dentistry, pain, dental fear and anxiety, health behavior, provider’s implementation of evidence-based practice, workforce wellness

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

Alfred Sipols, PhD, and Dr. med., Acting Professor

Kerry Streiff, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Restorative Dentistry; Ethics Curriculum Director


Adjunct Faculty

Salwa Al-Noori, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer

Dwayne Arola,  PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Peter Byers, MD, Adjunct Professor
Collagen Expression

Maida Chen, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Kwok-Hung (Albert) Chung, DDS, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Bruce Clurman, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor

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

Ajay Dhaka, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

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

Greg Huang, DMD, MSD, MPH, Adjunct Professor

Masaoki Kawasumi, MD, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Mammalian DNA repair and cancer

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

Ali Murat Maga, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

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

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

Frank Roberts, DDS, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor

Hannele Ruohola-Baker, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Stem cell development and differentiation in vertebrates and invertebrates

Eric Siebel, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor
Optical scanning devices for disease diagnosis

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

Greg Valentine, MD, MEd, Adjunct Associate Professor

Emeritus Faculty

Trilby Coolidge, Instructor Emeritus

Beverly Dale-Crunk, Professor Emeritus

Timothy DeRouen, Professor Emeritus

Kenneth Izutsu, Professor Emeritus

Karl Kaiyala, Research Associate Professor Emeritus

Peter Milgrom, Professor Emeritus

Thomas Morton, Jr., Professor Emeritus

Richard Presland, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus

Eileen Watson, Professor Emeritus

Philip Weinstein, Professor Emeritus

Norma Wells, Associate Professor Emeritus