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Dr. Darien Weatherspoon Joins University of IL at Chicago College of Dentistry Faculty
Dr. Darien Weatherspoon has joined the faculty within the Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry.
By: UIC College of Dentistry
Upon graduation from the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery, Dr. Weatherspoon went on to complete the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) Residency Certificate program at the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan. He then earned a Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Just prior to joining UIC, Dr. Weatherspoon completed a Dental Public Health Residency at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health.
His research focus is on using epidemiologic methods to understand the determinants of oral health disparities. Dr. Weatherspoon has additional interest in health literacy, including the role of provider communication in improving health literacy. He expects to engage in research with the ultimate goal of improving oral health at the population level.
“Given the College’s reputation for teaching excellence beyond clinical dentistry, focusing on service and population based learning, I am excited about sharing my knowledge and background, and contributing to UIC’s community of teachers and learners,” he said.
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