Raul Garcia, DMD
Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dept of Health Policy & Health Svcs Research

MMedSc, Harvard University
DMD, Harvard University



Major Research Interests:
• Causes of oral health disparities and interventions to eliminate oral health disparities
• Relationship of oral conditions to systemic disease and health-related quality of life
• Longitudinal studies of oral health in aging and the analysis of treatment outcomes in dentistry: The VA Dental Longitudinal Study and the VA Normative Aging Study

Studies encompass the areas of oral epidemiology, health services research, and health policy. The work involves a variety of population studies with a special interest on underserved populations.

Chair
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Health Policy & Health Svcs Research



2014 ADEAGies Foundation: William J. Gies Award
2012 American College of Dentists: Fellow
1998-2000 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Advanced Research Career Development Award in Health Services Research
1998-1999 Hispanic Dental Association: President
1994-1998 U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Career Development Award in Health Services Research (Senior Research Associate)
1992-1994 Boston Section, American Association for Dental Research: Presiden
1991-1996 National Institute of Dental Research: F.I.R.S.T. Award
1990 (for VA Dental Longitudinal Study, with H. Chauncey, K. Kapur): American Dental Association Geriatric Dental Health Care Meritorious Award
1984-1989 National Institute of Dental Research: Physician Scientist Award
1984 American Academy of Periodontology: Balint Orban Prize for Research in Periodontology (Honorable Mention)
1981 Boston Section, Student Research Award: AADR
1981 Pierre Fauchard Academy Award
1981 American College of Stomatologic Surgeons Award
1981 American College of Stomatologic Surgeons Award
1981 Harvard Odontological Society Award
1981 American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Student Research Fellowship
1981 Harvard School of Dental Medicine: Senior Class Marshal
1981 Harvard School of Dental Medicine: D.M.D. summa cum laude in a special field
1975 Harvard College: A.B. cum laude in Anthropology


SOCIAL NETWORKS AND ORAL HEALTH-RELATED RISK BEHAVIORS IN PUBLIC HOUSING COMMUNITIES
08/15/2018 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
1R01DE027985-01

USING SOCIAL NETWORKS TO IMPROVE ORAL HEALTH
09/18/2015 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
5UH2DE025505-02

CENTER FOR RESEARCH TO EVALUATE & ELIMINATE DENTAL DISPARITIES
09/24/2008 - 08/31/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
5U54DE019275-07

CENTER FOR RESEARCH TO EVALUATE AND ELIMINATE DENTAL DISPARITIES
06/01/2014 - 09/09/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
3U54DE019275-07S3

Oral Conditions and Health Outcomes in Frail Elders
07/01/2000 - 06/30/2005 (Co-PI)
PI: Michelle Henshaw, DDS
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
5 K23 DE00454 05

Oral Conditions and Health Outcomes in Frail Elders
07/01/2000 - 06/30/2005 (Dept Sponsor)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
1 K23 DE00454 01

Periodontal Intervention for Cardiac Events; Pilot Trial
07/15/2001 - 06/30/2004 (Co-PI)
Research Foundation of SUNY at Buffalo NIH NIDCR

Program for Refugee Oral Health
12/01/2000 - 11/30/2003 (PI)
Massachusetts Delta Dental Foundation

Oral Health and Quality of Life
07/01/2001 - 12/31/2001 (Dept Sponsor)
NIH/National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
1 F32 DE05742 01A1




Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Social networks and oral health-related risk behaviors in public housing communities 1R01DE027985-01
2016 Using Social Networks to Improve Oral Health 5UH2DE025505-02
2016 Center for Research to Evaluate & Eliminate Dental Disparities 3U54DE019275-07S3 24
2015 Using Social Networks to Improve Oral Health 1UH2DE025505-01
2015 Center for Research to Evaluate &Eliminate Dental Disparities 3U54DE019275-07S2 24
2014 Center for Research to Evaluate & Eliminate Dental Disparities 3U54DE019275-07S1 24
2014 Center for Research to Evaluate &Eliminate Dental Disparities 5U54DE019275-07 24
2014 Research Program and Administrative Center 5U54DE019275-07-9001 24
2013 Center for Research to Evaluate &Eliminate Dental Disparities 5U54DE019275-06 24
2013 Research Program and Administrative Center 5U54DE019275-06-9001 24
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  1. Pihlstrom BL, Hodges JS, Michalowicz B, Wohlfahrt JC, Garcia RI. Authors' response. J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 Sep; 149(9):751-752. PMID: 30165973.
     
  2. Henshaw MM, Borrelli B, Gregorich SE, Heaton B, Tooley EM, Santo W, Cheng NF, Rasmussen M, Helman S, Shain S, Garcia RI. Randomized Trial of Motivational Interviewing to Prevent Early Childhood Caries in Public Housing. JDR Clin Trans Res. 2018 Oct; 3(4):353-365.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30238060.
     
  3. Heaton B, Garcia RI, Dietrich T. Simulation study of misclassification bias in association studies employing partial-mouth protocols. J Clin Periodontol. 2018 Sep; 45(9):1034-1044.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29971808.
     
  4. Pihlstrom BL, Hodges JS, Michalowicz B, Wohlfahrt JC, Garcia RI. Promoting oral health care because of its possible effect on systemic disease is premature and may be misleading. J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 Jun; 149(6):401-403. PMID: 29804570; DOI: 10.1016/j.adaj.2018.03.030;.
     
  5. Heaton B, Gebel C, Crawford A, Barker JC, Henshaw M, Garcia RI, Riedy C, Wimsatt MA. Using Storytelling to Address Oral Health Knowledge in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018 05 24; 15:E63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29806581.
     
  6. Henshaw MM, Garcia RI, Weintraub JA. Oral Health Disparities Across the Life Span. Dent Clin North Am. 2018 04; 62(2):177-193.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29478452.
     
  7. Alsulaiman AA, Kaye E, Jones J, Cabral H, Leone C, Will L, Garcia R. Incisor malalignment and the risk of periodontal disease progression. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2018 Apr; 153(4):512-522.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29602343.
     
  8. Heaton B, Sharma P, Garcia RI, Dietrich T. Evaluating periodontal disease misclassification mechanisms under partial-mouth recording protocols. J Clin Periodontol. 2018 Apr; 45(4):422-430.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29385644.
     
  9. Singelis TM, Garcia RI, Barker JC, Davis RE. An Experimental Test of the Two-Dimensional Theory of Cultural Sensitivity in Health Communication. J Health Commun. 2018; 23(4):321-328. PMID: 29509068.
     
  10. Ferracane JL, Garcia RI, Ajiboye AS, Mullen C, Fox CH. Research and Dental Education: An AADR Perspective on the "Advancing Dental Education: Gies in the 21st Century" Project. J Dent Res. 2017 Sep; 96(10):1073-1075. PMID: 28825518; DOI: 10.1177/0022034517723566;.
     
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