Preventative studies are the priority of the Center for Public Health Research.

Center for Public Health Research

Director

Marisol Tellez BDS, MPH, Ph.D
Associate Professor Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Sciences 
Associate Professor Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions and Social Work
Phone: 215-707-1773
e-mail: Marisol@temple.edu

Research Focus

The focus of the activities in this center is the study of preventive dentistry research and behavioral aspects of oral diseases.

Faculty

Dr. Amid I. Ismail, Dean

Dr. Marisol Tellez, Associate Professor Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Sciences

Dr. Shannon Virtue Myers, Assistant Professor Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Sciences

Dr. Vinodh Bhoopathi, Assistant Professor  Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health Sciences
 

Collaborators

Department of Psychology Temple University.
 

Selected Publications

Ismail AI, Lim S, Tellez M. Tooth surface-level caries progression in the primary dentition among preschool children. Caries Res 2015;49:442-448.

Tellez M, Potter C, Kinner DG, Jensen D, Waldron L, Myers V S, Heimberg R. G, Ismail, A. I. A Computer Administered Tool to Manage Dental Anxiety: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Dent Res. 2015 Jul 22. pii: 0022034515598134. [Epub ahead of print]

Ismail AI, Pitts N, Tellez M. The International Caries Classification and Management System (ICCMS™) An Example of a Caries Management Pathway. BMC Oral Health 2015, 15(Suppl 1):S9 doi:10.1186/1472-6831-15-S1-S9

Tellez M, Lim S. Article Analysis and Evaluation. Noncavitated Active Caries Lesions at Occlusal Surfaces Presented Higher Risk of Progression than Inactive Ones. Children With a Higher Number of Active Lesions and With a Higher Caries Experience Presented a Higher Risk of Developing New Lesions. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2014;13(2):1-3.

Potter C, Kinner D, Tellez M, Ismail  AI, Heimberg R. Clinical implications of panic symptoms in dental phobia. J Anxiety Disord. 2014 Oct;28(7):724-30

Ismail AI, Lim S, Tellez M. Dental caries development among African-American children: Results from a 4-year longitudinal study. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2014 Dec 2. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12140.

Tellez M, Kinner D, Heimberg R, Lim S, Ismail AI. Prevalence and Correlates of Dental Anxiety in Patients Seeking Dental Care. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;43(2):135-42. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12132. Epub 2014 Oct 24.

Tellez M, Zini A, Estupinan Day S. Social Determinants and Oral Health: An update. Curr Oral Health Rep 2014;1:148-152.

Tellez M. Article Analysis and Evaluation. Cariogram validity in schoolchildren: a two-year follow-up study. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2013;13(2):58-9.

Tellez M, Kaur S. Caregiver's Satisfaction with Pediatric Care in a University Setting in North Philadelphia. J Dental Educ 2013;77(11):1513

Ismail AI, Tellez M et al. Caries Management Pathways CaMP’s Report. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2013; 41; e12–e40

Kaur S, Tellez M. Variation in Caries Risk Profiles among Children 0-12 Years Old in Selected Zip Codes in North Philadelphia. J of Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Epidemiology 2013; 1 (1):9-16.

Gordon D, Heimberg R, Tellez M, Ismail  AI. A Critical Review of Approaches to the Treatment of Dental Anxiety in Adults. J of Anxiety Disorders 2013; 27:365-378.

Estupiñán-Day S, Tellez M, Kaur S, Milner T, Solari A. Managing dental caries with atraumatic restorative treatment in children: successful experience in three Latin American countries. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013;33(4):237–43.

Gomez J, Tellez M, Pretty I, Ellwood R, Ismail AI. Detection Methods of Non-Cavitated Carious Lesions: A systematic review. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2013; 41; 55–66

Govindaiah S, Bhoopathi V. Dentist’s levels of evidence based clinical knowledge and attitudes about using dental sealants. J Am Dent Assoc 2014, 145, 849-55.

Abel S, Bhoopathi V, Herzig K, Godoy M, Kowoy H, Gerbert B. Impact of an Oral Health Program on Domestic Violence Survivors within Community Shelters. J Am Dent Assoc 2013, 144, 1372-8.

Bhoopathi V, Mascarenhas AK. Utility of oral cancer diagnostic adjuncts in the adult US populations. J Oral Pathol Med 2013, 42(5): 363-7.

Myers Virtue S, Manne S, Kashy D, Heckman C, Zaider T, Kissane D, Kim I, Lee D. Correspondence of physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption among prostate cancer survivors and their spouses. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2015; Epub ahead of print: DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12316

Ozga M, Aghajanian C. Myers Virtue S, McDonnell G, Jhanwar S, Hichenberg S Sulimanoff I. A systematic review of ovarian cancer and fear of recurrence Palliative & Supportive Care. 2015; Epub ahead of print DOI: 10.1017/S1478951515000127

Manne SL, Myers Virtue S, Kashy D, Ozga M, Heckman C, Kissane D, Rubin SC,Rosenblum N. Resilience, positive coping, and quality of life among women newly diagnosed with gynecological cancers. Cancer Nursing. 2015; 38(5): 375-382. DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000215

Manne S, Kissane D, Zaider T, Kashy D, Lee D, Heckman C, & Myers Virtue S. Holding back, intimacy, and psychological and relationship functioning among couples coping with prostate cancer. Journal of Family Psychology. 2015; Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1037/fam0000096

Myers Virtue S, Manne S, O’Neill K, Heckman C, Ozga M, Kissane D, Rubin S, Rosenblum N. Emotion Episodes during psychotherapy among women newly diagnosed with gynecological cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2015; 24(9): 1189-1196 DOI: 10.1002/pon.3737

Myers Virtue S, Manne S, Mee L, Bartell A, Sands S, Gajda TM,  Darabos K. Psychological distress and psychiatric diagnoses among primary care providers of children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant: An examination of prevalence, correlates, and racial/ethnic differences. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2014; 36(6): 620-626.

Myers Virtue S, Manne SL, Mee, L, Bartell A, Sands S, Ohman-Strickland P, Gajda TM. The role of social and cognitive processes in the relationship between fear network and psychological distress among parents of children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Setting.s 2014; 21(3): 223-233. DOI: 10.1007/s10880-014-9403-6

Myers Virtue S, Manne SL, Ozga M, Kissane D, Rubin S, Heckman C, Rosenblum N.  Graff JJ. Cancer-related concerns among women newly diagnosed with gynecological cancer: An exploration of age group differences. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2014; 24(1): 165-171.

Manne SL, Kashy D, Siegel S, Myers Virtue S, Heckman C,  Ryan D. Unsupportive partner behaviors social-cognitive processing and psychological outcomes in couples coping with early stage breast cancer. Journal of Family Psychology. 2014; 28(2): 214-224.

Manne, S., Myers, S., Ozga, M., Kissane, D., Kashy, D., Rubin, S., Heckman, C., Rosenblum, N. Holding back sharing concerns, dispositional emotional expressivity, perceived unsupportive responses, and distress among women newly-diagnosed with gynecological cancers. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2014; 36(1): 81-87.

Myers S, Manne SL, Kissane D, Ozga M, Kashy D, Rubin S, Heckman C, Rosenblum N, Morgan M, Graff J. (2013). Social-cognitive processes associated with fear of recurrence among women newly diagnosed with gynaecological cancers. Gynecologic Oncology. 2013; 128(1): 120-127.