Dean John D.B. Featherstone and Dr. Richard Jordan are pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Chung will become the next Chair of Summer Dental Student Research Fellowship Program, succeeding Dr. Peter Loomer. This program, with a long and successful history, is one of the most important development activities of the School that expands the pipeline of future leaders in science and innovation.
Dr. Chung is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences in the UCSF School of Dentistry. She completed her DDS at UCSF and MPH at University of California Berkeley. She completed a residency in Dental Public Health at UCSF, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.
Says Dr. Chung: "The Summer Research Program is one of the most enriching experiences for our students and an opportunity to engage in the exceptional research at our school. Dr. Peter Loomer has been integral to this solid program for twelve years, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success."
As a successful career investigator, Dr. Chung is Principal Investigator studying the effectiveness and feasibility of an oral health promotion intervention targeting low-income pregnant women attending group prenatal care in San Francisco. This follow up study is supported by the NIH-funded UCSF Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health (CAN DO) .
Dr. Chung sits on the UCSF University Community Partnerships Council  that supports the many existing partnerships between UCSF and San Francisco-based community organizations that facilitate the formation of new partnerships. She is also Principal Investigator of a curriculum development project where she leads an interprofessional team of faculty, staff, students, and community representatives in the development and pilot testing of online curriculum modules about community engagement to better prepare UCSF learners for high quality community engaged efforts.
She has a strong commitment to educational innovation and effectiveness teaching in the School of Dentistry’s 1st and 2nd year curriculum, including a service learning Community Dentistry course, and Scientific Methods in Community Oral Health.
Dr. Lisa Chung (photo credit: Jefferey Ngọc Phạm)