International Partners in Health
On Sabbatical, Dr. Dasanayake Conducts Research in Asia and Europe

During a four-month sabbatical last fall, Dr. Ananda Dasanayake, Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Director of the Graduate Program in Clinical Research, conducted collaborative research with faculty from universities in his native Sri Lanka and in France, the United Kingdom, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Highlights included a study on the link between periodontal disease and gestational diabetes with scientists from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (see related article), and research on the effect of alcoholic beverages on the oral mucosa with coinvestigators from Kings College, London.