Professor in the Department of Epidemiology
Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard Medical Faculty
Dr. Douglass’ received his DMD from Temple University in 1965 and a PhD from University of Michigan, School of Public Health, in 1971.
He has published over 130 papers in referred journals covering a variety of topics in health policy, epidemiology, and dental public health, in which he is a boarded specialist. He has served as Principal Investigator in the New England Elders Dental study which produce 19 important papers on the epidemiology of dental diseases in the elderly and he is currently Principal Investigator of the NIEHS funded case control study of fluoride and osteosarcoma. Dr. Douglass’ research also combines dental care policy and financing issues with oral epidemiology research. He is an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship program, past president of the American Board of Dental Public Health, past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Medical Foundation and current Chairman of the Board for the Massachusetts Delta Dental Foundation.
He has been a member of several national committees including the American Dental Association committee for the development of national board exams and the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Dental Education. He is also the Chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery for the Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Douglass serves as the editor-in-chief of the Oral Care Report which is a summary journal of advances in dentistry that is published quarterly and sent to 250,000 dentists in 49 countries in 14 languages.
Dr. Douglass has served as Chairman of the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 1978 and Professor in both the Schools of Dental Medicine and Public Health since 1989.
Ph.D., 1971, University of Michigan
M.P.H., 1968, University of Michigan
D.M.D., 1965, Temple University