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Susan Hyde D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Oral health, epidemiology, dental public health, interprofessional education, geriatrics, quality of life, welfare reform, intervention research, program evaluation, health disparities, health services research

Susan Hyde D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

I serve as the Chair of the Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health. The Division provides a population and community-based approach to the oral health sciences, and is the home to the post-graduate programs in Dental Public Health (directed by Dr. Howard Pollick), Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry (details below), and Masters of Science degree in Dental Hygiene program (directed by Dr. Margaret Walsh). As the Interprofessional Education Faculty Lead for the School of Dentistry, I collaborate with the Faculty Leads from the other Schools to develop didactic, clinical, and elective curricula for all UCSF health professions students, in addition to a massive open online course (MOOC) which was made available world-wide. I am the Director for Dentistry of UCSF’s Multidisciplinary Geriatrics Fellowship in Dentistry, Medicine, and Mental/Behavioral Health. This two-year training program provides interdisciplinary, team-based clinical, education, leadership, and research training in the care of older adults, with a focus on underserved populations.

Selected publications:

Hyde, S, Barker, J, and Blanchard, S. In Barney, K, and Perkinson, M (Eds.), Occupational Therapy with Aging Adults: Enhancing Quality of Life through Collaborative Practice. Oral Health for Older Adults. 2014.

Gregory, R, Lederman, B, and Hyde, S. In Landefeld, S, Chang, A, and Williams, B (Eds.), Current Geriatrics Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd edition. Oral Diseases and Disorders. 2014.

Gregory, R, and Hyde, S. In Friedman, P (Ed.), Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for an Aging Population. Root Caries. 2014.

Rivera, J, Yukawa, M, Hyde, S, Fitzsimmons, A, Christman, J, Gahbauer, A, Scheid, A, and Wamsley, M. Interprofessional standardized patient exercise (ISPE): the case of "Elsie Smith". Available from: 2013.

Adams SH, Rowe CR, Gansky SA, Cheng NF, Barker JC, Hyde S. Caregiver acceptability and preferences for preventive dental treatments for young African-American children. J Public Health Dent. 2012; 72(3):252-60.

Colley, P, Cai, J, Ofshteyn, A, Purcell, M, Hyde, S, Brock TP, and Courey, R. Improving interdisciplinary collaboration through learner-developed and learner-driven IPE curriculum. Available from: 2012.

Hyde S, Gansky SA, Gonzalez-Vargas MJ, Husting SR, Cheng NF, Millstein SG, Adams SH. Developing an acceptability assessment of preventive dental treatments. J Public Health Dent. 2009; 69(1):18-23.

Adams SH, Hyde S, Gansky SA. Caregiver acceptability and preferences for early childhood caries preventive treatments for Hispanic children. J Public Health Dent. 2009; 69(4):217-24.

Rowe DJ, Massoumi N, Hyde S, Weintraub JA. Educational and career pathways of dental hygienists: comparing graduates of associate and baccalaureate degree programs. J Dent Educ. 2008 Apr; 72(4):397-407.

Fisher-Owens SA, Barker JC, Adams S, Chung LH, Gansky SA, Hyde S, Weintraub JA. Giving policy some teeth: routes to reducing disparities in oral health. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Mar-Apr; 27(2):404-12.