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Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health

Dr. DeRouen at microphone

The Center for Global Oral Health, established in 2013 at our School of Dentistry to promote international collaborations in dental research and education, is changing its name, refining its mission, and aligning itself more closely with the University of Washington’s Population Health initiative.

The organization will now be called the Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health, honoring its founder. Dr. DeRouen, Professor of Oral Health Sciences in the School of Dentistry and Professor of Biostatistics and Global Health in the School of Public Health, was Executive Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs in 2003-2011, Interim Dean of the School of Dentistry in 2011-2012 and President of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) in 2014.

He has had a lasting and continuing impact on oral health research through his direction of the Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods, which he founded in 1992 and which has trained approximately 600 researchers from more than 50 countries, along with more than half the states in this country.

The DeRouen Center aims to improve communities’ health by adding the oral health component within existing ongoing UW projects worldwide.