Stuart A. Gansky, DrPH, MS

What I Do

Glass Ionomer Sealant & Fluoride Varnish (GIFVT) Study

Director, Center to Address Disparities in Oral Health


Stuart A. Gansky (DrPH, MS) is Director of UCSF's Center to Address Disparities in Oral Health (CAN DO). In 2012, Dr. Gansky was appointed the John C. Greene Endowed Chair in Primary Care Dentistry as well as the Vice Chair for Research in the School of Dentistry's (SOD) Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences (PRDS). He also serves as Assistant Director of the UCSF Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute’s (CTSI) Mentor Development Program and as a professor in the Division of Oral Epidemiology & Dental Public Health in the PRDS Department, where he teaches evidence-based dentistry and mentors many students, residents, and faculty members who practice or teach primary care dentistry at UCSF.

Dr. Gansky earned his Doctor of Public Health degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has focused his research career on health promotion and primary disease prevention, authoring more than 100 publications. His background in biostatistics, epidemiology and public health has led him to focus on discovery directly relevant to issues of importance in primary care dentistry and health disparities.

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