Tien Jiang, DMD, MEd, is an instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), and brings her background in dentistry and education to the Center of Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH). Jiang is also heavily involved in the Initiative to Integrate Oral health and Medicine and HSDM’s Office of Global and Community Health, spearheading curriculum work in Vietnam and more. Jiang is particularly invested in exploring how interprofessional education and curriculum reform can benefit oral health and primary care integration efforts across the globe.... Read more about Tien Jiang, DMD, MEd, Sees Interprofessional Education as the Key to Expanding Integration Efforts
Shenam Ticku, BDS, MPH, is currently an instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Ticku conducts research on behalf of the Office of Global and Community Health at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, HSDM’s Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine, and the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH). Born in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ticku grew up all over the world and attended school in New Delhi, India, and Gaborone, Botswana. After graduating from high school, Ticku trained in dentistry at the J.S.S Dental College in Mysore, Karnataka, India. Before joining HSDM as a Health Policy Fellow in 2016, she received her Master of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.... Read more about Shenam Ticku, BDS, MPH, Sets Out to Train Oral Health Champions to Advance Integration Efforts
Maria Dolce, PhD, RN, CNE, is a long-time collaborator with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), first joining HSDM’s Oral Health and Primary Care Task Force in 2013. When the Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine was launched in 2015, Dolce was a founding member. As an associate professor at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and subject matter expert lead in the Department of Oral Health Policy at HSDM, Dolce boasts valuable experience working to improve health care systems through interprofessional education and clinical practice.... Read more about Maria Dolce, PhD, RN, CNE, Shares Insight on Innovating Integrated Care Models
Russell Phillips, MD, is the William Applebaum Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, as well as a professor of Global Health and Social Medicine. Phillips is also the director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care. A graduate of MIT and Stanford Medical School (BIDMC), Phillips did his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care.
After becoming interested in the quality of patient care, Phillips began work on a national study aimed at improving care for seriously ill patients, and a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on the quality of care for Asian Americans. Phillips eventually became the director of the research program in the Division of General Medicine at BIDMC and led the Harvard Fellowship Program in General Medicine, even starting a new fellowship program on the investigation of complementary and integrative therapies. In 2002, Phillips became division chief of the Division of General Medicine at BIDMC. In 2012, he transitioned to the role of director at the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School (HMS), where he met Dr. Bruce Donoff, DMD67, MD73, and first became interested in oral health integration into primary care.... Read more about Russell Phillips, MD, Brings His Expertise in Primary Care to Integration Efforts