Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
Over the last decade I have been instrumental at setting up and evaluating care pathways for those in low resource settings. I have paired program delivery with robust clinical research in order to address the imbalance present within academic literature which under-represents the oral health experiences of those in marginalised settings. My experiences in doing this work among communities in Cambodia, Nepal, Timor Leste, and Somaliland have helped me to develop my skills in cross-cultural communication and challenged me to become more competent at including those from different groups in the processes of designing and interpreting research. As well as these sets of skills translating well to my role as a teacher and mentor these are skills that will help me to pursue rigorous, people centred research in my role at Boston University. A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and access has served as the foundation of my professional career.
I am committed to amplifying the ways in which GDMS and Boston University pursue its long-standing commitment to community engagement by service in my role as Assistant Professor in the Office of Global and Population Health. For example, I am leading a clinical program to expand services to preschool children in head start programs and I am conducting participatory research to better understand the oral health experiences of older adults in long term care settings.
Oral Disease Prevention Model in Long Term Care: WHO Systems Thinking Framework
04/01/2023 - 03/31/2025 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Michelle Henshaw, DDSNIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research1R21DE032137-01A1
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Park AH, Kulchar RJ, Susarla SM, Turton B, Sokal-Gutierrez K. Fewer Children in Families Associated with Lower Odds of Early Childhood Caries: A Sample from Three Countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 Jan 26; 20(3). PMID: 36767562; PMCID: PMC9916343; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20032195;
Chinnakotla B, Susarla SM, Mohan DC, Turton B, Husby HM, Morales CP, Sokal-Gutierrez K. Associations between Maternal Education and Child Nutrition and Oral Health in an Indigenous Population in Ecuador. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Dec 28; 20(1). PMID: 36612796; PMCID: PMC9819843; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20010473;
Turton B, Sullivan S, Chher T, Hak S, Sokal-Gutierrez K, Wieringa F, Singh A. Caries Incidence Is Associated with Wasting among Cambodian Children. J Dent Res. 2023 Feb; 102(2):157-163. PMID: 36217721
Chowdhury N, Turton B, Chher T, Hak S, Hondru G, Sokal-Gutierrez K. Relationship between Early Childhood Caries and Prolonged Coughing Episodes in a Cohort of Cambodian Children. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Oct 07; 19(19). PMID: 36232141; PMCID: PMC9566348; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph191912842;
Turton B, Chher T, Hak S, Sokal-Gutierrez K, Lopez Peralta D, Laillou A, Singh A. Associations between dental caries and ponderal growth in children: A Cambodian study. J Glob Health. 2022 Jun 18; 12:04046. PMID: 35713031; PMCID: PMC9204672; DOI: 10.7189/jogh.12.04046;
Chen J, Duangthip D, Gao SS, Huang F, Anthonappa R, Oliveira BH, Turton B, Durward C, El Tantawi M, Attia D, Heima M, Muthu MS, Maharani DA, Folayan MO, Phantumvanit P, Sitthisettapong T, Innes N, Crystal YO, Ramos-Gomez F, Medina AC, Lo ECM, Chu CH. Oral Health Policies to Tackle the Burden of Early Childhood Caries: A Review of 14 Countries/Regions. Front Oral Health. 2021; 2:670154. PMID: 35048013; PMCID: PMC8757786; DOI: 10.3389/froh.2021.670154;
Lin LC, Ketkar A, Achalu P, Alqaderi H, Diamond S, Spero L, Turton B, Sokal-Gutierrez K. Oral health knowledge and practices in the Kaski District of Nepal. Community Dent Health. 2021 May 28; 38(2):105-111. PMID: 33539049
Turton B, Patel J, Sieng C, Tak R, Durward C. School Based Tooth Brushing and Annual Silver Diammine Fluoride Application as a Highest Priority Package for Achieving Universal Oral Health Care for Cambodian Children. Front Oral Health. 2021; 2:667867. PMID: 35048010; PMCID: PMC8757788; DOI: 10.3389/froh.2021.667867;
Patel J, Foster D, Smirk M, Turton BJ, Anthonappa RP. Response to 'Letter to the Editor: Fluoride concentration in SDF commercial products'. Aust Dent J. 2021 06; 66(2):217. PMID: 33772788
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