DDS | Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, School of Dentistry, Brazil
MPH | The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston
PhD | The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston
Ana Neumann, DDS, MPH, Ph.D., earned her dental degree in Brazil and her MPH and Ph.D. from The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston. Her doctoral work was completed at UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, investigating genetic susceptibility to head and neck cancers. She previously worked in several countries -- including Brazil, Kuwait, India, and Australia -- as a clinical dentist, researcher, and academician.
Currently, Dr. Neumann is an Associate Professor and Director of Dental Public Health of the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, where she directs didactic courses for graduate and undergraduate students and participates in clinical teaching and research. She serves as co-investigator of a NIDCR funded-study titled “Implementing Dental Quality Measures in Practice” which employs longitudinal clinical data available in our Electronic Health Record and the BigMouth Dental Data Repository to evaluate quality of oral health care.
In collaboration with the UTHealth School of Public Health, she directs the newly established dual DDS/MPH degree program with the goal of expanding and enhancing formal public health training for undergraduate dental students.
Her research interests include school-based oral health promotion interventions and dental public health informatics. Dr. Neumann serves on committees at UTHealth School of Dentistry and the American Dental Education Association and is a graduate of the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute.