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Psychosocial Issues

VICTORIA H. RAVEIS, PhD
Research Professor in Cariology and Comprehensive Care

EXPERTISE:
Health promotion for vulnerable and medically underserved communities.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Former director, Aging and the Community Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; former Co-Director, Mailman School’s Center for the Psychosocial Study of Health and Illness; medical sociologist and social gerontologist; experienced NIH behavioral health sciences researcher

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Psychological Well-Being in Women: A Social Structural Analysis." Dissertation Abstracts International (1984).


HILLARY BRODER, MEd, PhD
Professor of Cariology and Comprehensive Care

EXPERTISE:
Communication in health care; community outreach to diverse patient groups; quality of life; psychosocial aspects in orthodontic/cleft / craniofacial care.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Former Acting Chair of the Department of Community Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Dental School; former Hunterdon Professor in Community Health at UMDNJ.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Assessing the Impact of Oral Health on the Life Quality of Children: Implications for Research and Practice." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2004).

"Children’s Oral Health-Related Quality of Life." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2007).

"Questionnaire Development: Face Validity and Item Impact Testing of the Child Oral Health Impact Profile." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2007).

"Reliability and Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Child Oral Health Impact Profile (COHIP Child’s Version)." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2007).


KAREN G. RAPHAEL, MA, MS, PhD
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine

EXPERTISE:
Psychosocial and psychiatric factors in musculoskeletal pain, including temporomandibular disorders and fibromyalgia; bruxism; epidemiology of orofacial pain.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Trained as a psychologist and epidemiologist; internationally respected authority on orofacial pain and psychosocial factors in pain; NIH-funded investigator for more than 25 years; prolific scientist and author, contributing to more than 65 publications in the biomedical literature.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
"Familial Aggregation of Depression in Fibromyalgia: A Community-based Test of Alternate Hypotheses." Pain (2004).

"Is Bruxism Severity a Predictor of Oral Splint Efficacy in Patients with Myofascial Face Pain?" Journal of Oral Rehabilitation (2003).

"A Community-based Survey of Fibromyalgia-like Pain Complaints Following the World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks." Pain (2002).

"Childhood Victimization and Pain in Adulthood: A Prospective Investigation." Pain (2001).