Joseph Boffa, DDS
Emeritus Associate Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Health Policy & Health Svcs Research

DDS, State University of New York at Buffalo
MPH, Harvard University
BA, State University of New York at Buffalo

Dr. Boffa is Emeritus Associate Professor of Health Policy and Health Services Research of Boston University's Goldman School. His areas of expertise include health economics, statistics and epidemiology. Dr. Boffa has been consultant to labor-management Taft-Hartley trust funds in the area of vision, dental and pharmaceutical benefits. His expertise includes health benefit insurance administration including eligibility determination and claims processing. He has also been involved in or directed many public policy analyses for various public and private sector agencies. He is currently a consultant, and when needed, expert witness for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. His primary task is to set up the training of auditors in the use of statistical audit techniques, primarily for sales tax audits.

He is also very active with the non-profit Massachusetts Alliance for Retired Americans. He was one of the founders and as treasurer successfully obtained from the IRS its required non-profit designation. It is a state chapter of the national Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of retired trade union members affiliated with the AFL-CIO as well as non-union, community-based members.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for Rhode Island Senior Citizens
09/01/2000 - 08/31/2002 (PI)
Roger Williams Hospital HHS CDC

Dental Feasibility Study: PCHC
03/01/2001 - 05/31/2001 (PI)
Rhode Island Foundation


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  1. Cote S, Keith A, Boffa J. Dental Needs Assessment in Rural Mountain Villages of the Dominican Republic. Abstract for oral presentation, American Public Health Association, Boston. 2000.
  2. Boffa J. The Development of Community Partnerships. Abstract for oral presentation American Association Dental Schools Annual Meeting. 2000.
  3. Boffa J, Henshaw M. Perceived Oral and Health Needs of Members of a Medicare Risk Contract. Abstract for oral presentation American Public Health Association, Boston. 2000.
  4. Boffa J. Service Mix and Demographics of Managed Care and Indemnity Dental Insurance Patients. Abstract American Association of Public Health Dentistry. 1997.
  5. Al-Rumaihi F, Boffa J. Smoking survey of dental clinic patients in the saudi military hospital. Int Q Community Health Educ. 1997 Jan 1; 17(1):89-100. PMID: 20841297; DOI: 10.2190/H3NX-9ND2-WGJ4-5901;
  6. Boffa J,Brouder J, Colton T, Kassler H. Evaluation of Managed Dental Care, A Ten Year Perspective. Compendium of the National Association of Dental Plans. 1996.
  7. Boffa J, Pekruhn R. Cost analysis in dentistry: as applied to operative dentistry. J Pedod. 1978; 2(3):187-99. PMID: 286784
  8. Fazio RC, Boffa J. A study of "broken appointment" patients in a children's hospital dental clinic. J Dent Res. 1977 Sep; 56(9):1071-6. PMID: 336663
  9. Boffa J, Pekruhn R. Prediction of dental care costs by use of a probability model. Public Health Rep. 1975 Nov-Dec; 90(6):528-31. PMID: 813264; PMCID: PMC1438255
  10. Albertini T, Boffa J, Kaplis NA. A dental health education program in the open classroom: report of a pilot study. J Sch Health. 1973 Nov; 43(9):566-71. PMID: 4491046
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