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GSDM Steering Committee Members

Belinda Borrelli, PhD
(Co-Chair, GSDM-UoM Steering Committee)

Professor, Department of Health Policy & Health Services

Research 
Director, Behavioral Science Research

Boston University, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Visiting Professor, The University of Manchester, UK

belindab@bu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: 

Primary: Motivating health behavior change (motivational Interviewing), biomarker feedback, risk perception, Oral health behavior change, smoking cessation, e-cigarettes, secondhand smoke, text messaging and smartphone apps for health behavior change

Secondary: Treatment adherence (Sleep apnea; cystic fibrosis), Medication adherence (asthma), diet, exercise, obesity.

RESEARCH PROFILE: Belinda Borrelli

Jeffrey Hutter, DMD

Dean

Spencer N. Frankl Professor in Dental Medicine

Boston University, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

jhutter@bu.edu

RESEARCH PROFILE: Jeffrey Hutter

Maria Kukuruzinska, PhD

Associate Dean for Research

Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology

Boston University, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

mkukuruz@bu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Primary: Molecular mechanisms of oral cancer initiation and progression to aggressive disease; molecular mechanisms underlying Sjogren's Syndrome; mechanisms of salivary gland development; functional significance of protein N-glycosylation and its interactions with cellular signaling networks; mathematical modeling of interacting cellular pathways.

Secondary: Translational research focused on oral cancer therapies, including preclinical studies with mouse models and intervention studies with human subjects.

RESEARCH PROFILE: Maria Kukuruzinska

Michelle Henshaw, DDS, MPH

Associate Dean of Global and Population Health

Professor, Department of Health Policy & Health Services

Boston University, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

mhenshaw@bu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Primary: Oral Health Disparities research, with a primary emphasis on clinical trials in early childhood caries prevention.

Secondary: Clinical Interventions for frail and homebound elders. Educational research with a focus on community-based education and interprofessional education

RESEARCH PROFILE: Michelle Henshaw

Laisheng (Lee) Chou, DMD, PhD

Professor and Director, Division of Oral Medicine

Professor, Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials

Professor, General Dentistry

Boston University, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

lchou@bu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Primary: Bone tissue engineering and clinical applications; biocompatibility of nanomaterials.

Secondary: Odontogenic materials for dental pulp capping; Role of Langerhans cells in HIV associated oral mucosal cancer and infection.

RESEARCH PROFILE: Lee Chou

Raul Garcia, DMD

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research

Director, Northeast Center for Research to Evaluate and Eliminate Dental Disparities (CREEDD)

Boston University, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

rig@bu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Primary: Oral health disparities - their causes, consequences, and interventions to eliminate them

Secondary: Periodontal disease risk factors and oral-systemic associations

RESEARCH PROFILE: Raul Garcia

UoM Steering Committee Members

Anne-Marie Glenny 
(Co-Chair, GSDM-UoM Steering Committee)

Professor of Health Sciences Research

Lead for Research

University of Manchester, Division of Dentistry

a.glenny@manchester.ac.uk

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Evaluation of healthcare interventions; systematic reviews; clinical guidelines; clinical trials

RESEARCH PROFILE: Anne-Marie Glenny 

Paul Coulthard

Professor of Maxillofacial Surgery

Head of Division

University of Manchester, Division of Dentistry

paul.coulthard@manchester.ac.uk

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Improvement of surgical practice; postoperative pain; oral implantology; skin closure; Referral for oral surgery; prevention of domestic violence

RESEARCH PROFILE: Paul Couthard

Nick Silikas

Reader in Dental Material

Director of Graduate Education

University of Manchester, Division of Dentistry

Nikolaos.Silikas@manchester.ac.uk

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Understand and enhance the performance of dental biomaterials

RESEARCH PROFILE: Nikolaos Silikas

Kevin Seymour

Chair in Periodontology

University of Manchester, Division of Dentistry

kevin.seymour@manchester.ac.uk

RESEARCH PROFILE: Kevin Seymour