Mario Orozco, MPH


Mario Orozco (MPH) attended dental school at the University of Costa Rica where he worked in various rural communities in the prevention of oral disease among pregnant women and their infants. His interest in public health inspired him to pursue a master's degree in public health (MPH) with a concentration in epidemiology at Boston University. During his studies, Mario worked in several community health centers where he used his public health skills to help improve the oral health of immigrants. Upon graduation in 2009, Mario joined CAN DO as the project director for the Glass Ionomer and Fluoride Varnish Trial (GIFVT) hosted at the San Ysidro Health Center near the Mexican-American border in California. Mario considers the work of CAN DO essential in helping to produce sound research that can be used to improve the health of those communities most impacted by oral disease.