10/25/18 - "Factors Contributing to Childhood Oral Health and Disease in Northern Appalachia”

Mary Marazita, PhD
Director, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics
Professor, Department of Oral Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Brief Summary of Lecture: Dr. Marazita will describe the research carried out by the Center for Oral Health in Appalachia (COHRA) focusing on factors contributing to oral health and disease in Appalachian children, primarily related to childhood dental caries (cavities). COHRA is a long-standing collaboration between the dental schools of the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University, plus other collaborations with the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina. Dr. Marazita will review the COHRA cohort studies, plus the genetic, behavioral, and microbiology ecology studies carried out in the COHRA cohorts. 

Date and Time: Thursday, October 25, 8-9 a.m.


  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3 Conference Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224