Expertise
  • Basic and applied studies of inflammatory cell function
  • Clinical studies of inflammatory disease, including genetics
  • Oral - systemic disease associations and clinical models
  • Helicobacter pylori transmission and the oral cavity
  • Clinical, global and ethical issues in research

His research interests include cellular inflammation and its application to oral disease, periodontal disease from a population and genetic perspective, enigma of transmission pathways of Helicobacter pylori, and oral infection and risk attached to Coronary Heart Disease.

Affiliations

Professor, Public Health and The Bioethics Center, IUSM, School of Dentistry, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Past Affiliations
Communities
Biomedical Science, Public Health, Dentistry
Degrees
PhD, University of Edinburgh, Human Genetics, 1984
BDS, University of Edinburgh, 1973
Keywords
cardiovascular diseases periodontal diseases dental health and hygiene dentistry medical genetics periodontics
Languages
French, Spanish
Honors

King James IV Professor for 2005 (Dental Surgery), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2005-2006

distinguished faculty award for research (Dental Research), Indiana University School of Dentistry Alumni Association (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis), 2000

Associations
American Association for Dental Research
American Dental Association
British Society of Periodontology
International Association for Dental Research
Royal Society of Medicine