The Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health (DeRouen Center) at the UW School of Dentistry aims to improve quality of life by promoting collaboration and inclusivity in oral and craniofacial research that impacts global health.
The DeRouen Center of Global Oral Health believes in:
- Sustainability: Providing and sharing tools with communities to own the health of their members
- Collaboration: Partnering to improve quality of life across borders and using knowledge of the distribution of oral health across cultures and nations to improve oral health within the US
- Advancement & Innovation: Empowering societies to exercise their universal health rights
- Compassion: Embracing cross-cultural differences to better care for our neighbors around the world
In order to maximize resources, the DeRouen Center is strategizing efforts in four areas to reinforce existing collaborations: Southeast Asia (with Thailand as the lead site), Africa (with Kenya as the lead site), South America (with Peru as the lead), and Seattle (working with the refugee population).
The DeRouen Center is offering opportunities to collaborate with international and regional colleagues. We have a visiting scholar program which is designed for faculty appointed scholars and researchers from around the world who wish to broaden their knowledge of oral health research activities in the United States. We also offer internships for undergraduate and dental students at University of Washington who wish to learn more about research, social media, and advocacy of global oral health. Read more about the DeRouen Center