Public Health Archive

Corinna S. Culler, RDH, DrPH

As a newly minted dental hygienist in 1989, Corinna S. Culler, RDH, DrPH, participated in an international medical/dental delegation, sparking her interest in public health. She soon realized that access to dental care was a problem in the United States, as well …

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH

As the associate director of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, directs both the oral health and early childhood literacy programs along with providing operational support to the organization. The oral health program includes Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile, Healthy Smiles for …

Deborah Jacobi, RDH, MA

Deborah Jacobi, RDH, MA, has dedicated her professional life to helping others receive the dental care they need. Her wealth of experience ranges from Head Start programs to federally qualified health centers to the Indian Health Service (IHS). She is a tireless …
2015_Kathy-Lituri

Kathy Lituri, RDH, MPH

Kathy Lituri, RDH, MPH, is a clinical instructor and oral health promotion director in the Office of Global and Population Health at Boston University (BU) Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Her extensive experience in public health has led to her committed involvement …
2014_Martha-Dellapenna

Martha M. Dellapenna, RDH, MEd

Martha M. Dellapenna, RDH, MEd, has experience in a variety of workplace settings—from academia to industry—but her passion remains public health. She is director of the Washington, DC-based Medicaid-Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Dental Association (MSDA) Center for Quality, Policy and …
2013_Dolores-Malvitz

Dolores M. Malvitz, RDH, BA, MPH, DrPH

From clinical practice to academia to public health, Dolores M. Malvitz, RDH, BA, MPH, DrPH, has done it all in her long and fruitful career in dental hygiene. Her dedication to lifelong learning spurred her to advance her education, regardless of how …
2012_Christine-Farrell

Christine M. Farrell, RDH, BSDH, MPA

Christine M. Farrell, RDH, BSDH, MPA, is the oral health director for the Michigan Department of Community Health’s (MDCH) Oral Health Program. She has been with MDCH for more than 24 years. Appointed oral health director in 2010, Farrell previously worked in …
2011_Kathy-Eklund

Kathy J. Eklund, RDH, MHP

Kathy J. Eklund, RDH, MHP, is director of infection control and occupational health, and research subject and patient safety advocate at the Forsyth Institute in Boston. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, …
2010_Helene-Bednarsh

Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH

Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH, is director of the HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program at the Boston Public Health Commission. She is also vice president of HIVdent, a not-for-profit coalition of concerned health care professionals committed to assuring access to high quality oral …
2009_Christine-Nathe

Christine Nathe, RDH, MS

Christine Nathe, RDH, MS, is professor and graduate program director at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Division of Dental Hygiene. She also manages the full service dental clinic at UNM. She has practiced in various settings around the world including private …