New Master’s in Oral, Population Health Accepting First Cohort this Fall


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Philadelphia – Adding to the scope and depth of its Advanced Graduate Degree programs, Penn Dental Medicine has launched a Master of Science in Oral & Population Health (MOPH). The application cycle for the first cohort of students to begin this fall is still open.

“The program is developed to answer a critical need for public and population health leaders who can inform, develop, implement, and evaluate policies that address current and future challenges in oral health,” says Dr. Alonso Carrasco-Labra, Director of the program, who also leads the Cochrane Oral Health Collaborating Center at Penn Dental Medicine within the School’s Center for Integrative Global Oral Health.

An online program (synchronous and asynchronous), the MOPH covers a diversity of disciplines in creating, synthesizing, and disseminating evidence to inform clinical practice and policies at all levels of the healthcare system and the research enterprise. Through elective courses, students can develop a curriculum of their preference in one of three streams — oral and population health research; health services research, management, and policy in oral health; and starting in the fall of 2024, community and population-based oral health promotion.

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