The office promotes and coordinates research programs and assists faculty in identifying external funding sources.
Research at RSDM
The field of dental medicine is fertile ground for research that can improve systemic health and increase our understanding of genetics and public health. Research at RSDM is multi-faceted, encompassing clinical studies on oral health and dental disease, in addition to discoveries related to cancer treatment, predatory bacteria, HIV, the nature of chronic pain and alternatives to opioids.
|Associate Dean for Research
RSDM faculty have achieved milestone breakthroughs with work that is inherently transformative.
Our labs total more than 25,000 square feet, including space for oral biology and pain research.
Students learn from leaders in their field, in an environment filled with discoveries.
Learn more about invited speakers and their research.
Research includes studies on oral health, in addition to groundbreaking work involving systemic health.
RSDM Researcher Advocates for Pediatric Health in Africa
Since 2013, Dr. Modupe Coker, an epidemiologist, has been working with a cohort of more than 500 children in Nigeria and their HIV-infected mothers to gauge the disease’s effect on oral health. When COVID-19 reached the nation, she collaborated with colleagues to publish a paper on how the disease has affected overall pediatric health in a region where children already account for a disproportionate among the world’s communicable and non-communicable diseases.