Woosung Sohn, DDS, DrPH
Associate Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Dept of Health Policy & Health Svcs Research

DPH/DrPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health
PhD, Yonsei University
MS, Yonsei University
DDS, Yonsei University

Dr. Sohn is a graduate of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, and of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where he received his DrPH degree. He came to GSDM from the University of Michigan where he held a joint faculty appointment as Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry and Director of the Dental Public Health Program in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health.

Dr. Sohn has attained national and international recognition as a leading scholar in oral epidemiology and health services research, with particular interests in oral health disparities research. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and was a Fellow of the ADEA Leadership Institute in 2009-2010. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry and a member of the Advisory Board of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. In 2009, he was honored by the International Association for Dental Research with its Aubrey Sheiham Award for Distinguished Research in Dental Public Health Sciences.

Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Athanasios Zavras, DDS, DMD, DScM
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration

Analysis of complex Caries life course Data in Inner City African American Children
09/10/2014 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
Michigan State University NIH NIDCR

Dental Public Health Residency Training
09/30/2000 - 08/31/2012 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Khalid I, Chandrupatla SG, Kaye E, Scott T, Sohn W. Dental Sealant Prevalence Among Children with Special Health Care Needs: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2013 to 2014. Pediatr Dent. 2019 May 15; 41(3):186-190.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31171069.
  2. Sim E, Sohn W, Choi ES, Noh H. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption frequency in Korean adolescents: based on the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Web-Based Survey. Int Dent J. 2019 May 11. PMID: 31077367.
  3. Singhal A, McKernan SC, Sohn W. Dental Public Health Practice, Infrastructure, and Workforce in the United States. Dent Clin North Am. 2018 04; 62(2):155-175.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29478451.
  4. Bakhurji E, Scott T, Mangione T, Sohn W. Dentists' perspective about dental amalgam: current use and future direction. J Public Health Dent. 2017 Jun; 77(3):207-215.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28070905; DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12198;.
  5. Ismail AI, Pitts NB, Tellez M, Banerjee A, Deery C, Douglas G, Eggertsson H, Ekstrand K, Ellwood R, Gomez J, Jablonski-Momeni A, Kolker J, Longbottom C, Manton D, Martignon S, McGrady M, Rechmann P, Ricketts D, Sohn W, Thompson V, Twetman S, Weyant R, Wolff M, Zandona A. The International Caries Classification and Management System (ICCMS™) An Example of a Caries Management Pathway. BMC Oral Health. 2015; 15 Suppl 1:S9. PMID: 26391116; PMCID: PMC4580843; DOI: 10.1186/1472-6831-15-S1-S9;.
  6. Kaye EK, Heaton B, Sohn W, Rich SE, Spiro A, Garcia RI. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet and New and Recurrent Root Caries Events in Men. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Sep; 63(9):1812-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26280256; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13614;.
  7. Sohn W. Caregiver's Education Level is Associated With a Child's Dental Caries, in Part, Mediated by Dental Care Use Behaviors in Low-income African American Populations. J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2015 Sep; 15(3):128-30. PMID: 26337586; DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2015.07.003;.
  8. Beltrán-Aguilar ED, Barker L, Sohn W, Wei L. Water Intake by Outdoor Temperature Among Children Aged 1-10 Years: Implications for Community Water Fluoridation in the U.S. Public Health Rep. 2015 Jul-Aug; 130(4):362-71. PMID: 26346578; PMCID: PMC4547571.
  9. Nebeker CD, Briskie DM, Maturo RA, Piskorowski WA, Sohn W, Boynton JR. Michigan Dentists' Attitudes toward Medicaid and an Alternative Public Dental Insurance System for Children. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2015 Jan; 97(1):48-54. PMID: 26285504.
  10. Nebeker CD, Briskie DM, Maturo RA, Piskorowski WA, Sohn W, Boynton JR. Michigan dentists' attitudes toward Medicaid and an alternative public dental insurance system for children. Pediatr Dent. 2014 Jan-Feb; 36(1):34-8. PMID: 24717707.
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