- School of Dental Medicine
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Robert Weyant, professor and chair of the Department of Dental Public Health in Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine, has been appointed as a member of the Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health.
The Lancet, the world’s highest impact academic journal, established the commission in early 2020 in recognition of the global neglect of oral diseases and the need for a broader understanding and commitment to global oral health within public health and global health agendas.
This major undertaking has brought together 27 experts from 16 countries to conduct a scientific review, inquiry and response to urgent, often neglected or understudied oral health predicaments.
Weyant, who is also Pitt’s associate dean of dental public health and community outreach, brings his unique expertise and experience in basic and social epidemiological research related to oral health disparities to the team to address the global policy neglect of oral diseases.
Learn more about the commission’s work to achieve transformational policy and political change.