Associate Professor Christina A. Demopoulos joined UNLV School of Dental Medicine during fall 2001 and teaches public health, tobacco cessation, health promotion, behavioral sciences, and access-to-care topics within the pre-doctoral dental program. She also provides information about tobacco cessation and access to care within the post-graduate pediatric dental program.
Dr. Demopoulos’ research focuses on improving the health of diverse populations. Her current work focuses on improving the health of newborn to 5-year-olds within Early Head Start and Head Start Centers in Nevada. The project involves other states and aims to identify what factors may contribute to increased oral health risks among this population. The study also seeks to identify which evidence-based health promotion strategies can be implemented in these centers to improve the overall health of these kids and their families. She is actively involved with a variety of other projects that have been implemented in school and community-based settings.
Dr. Demopoulos earned her undergraduate and master of public health degrees from UNLV. She received her dental degree from the University of Southern California and her dental public health training from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
She is a member of the Nevada Public Health Association, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, American Association of Public Health Dentistry—for which she serves as co-chair of the association’s council on educational affairs—American Board of Dental Public Health, Dental Specialty Group, and a variety of other associations and committees focused on improving the health of a diverse population. She recently received the Immunize Nevada/Innovation in Immunization award for her community-based efforts promoting oral health screenings at immunization clinics.
MPH: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
DDS: University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA
BS: University of Nevada, Las Vegas