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Bei Wu – Disparities in Oral Health and Dental Care Among Older Adults in the U.S.

November 28, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Oral health disparity reflects some of the greatest challenges in the U.S. This presentation provides an overview of oral health disparity in older adults across regions, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. These findings were generated from several national epidemiological surveys. Dental care and oral health are strongly correlated. This presentation also presents findings on dental care utilization among several Asian immigrant populations in the U.S.

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Dr. Bei Wu joins NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing as a fully tenured Professor of Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Law from Shanghai University and her PhD in Gerontology from University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Wu’s career in gerontology has been distinguished by interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers in various disciplines (particularly in nursing and in dentistry) at many academic institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. As Principal Investigator, she has led a significant number of projects supported by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This event is sponsored by The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and is part of the Columbia Aging Center Brown Bag Seminar series.


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