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. She completed her doctoral work at U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center focused on investigating genetic susceptibility to head and neck cancers. She worked in several countries -- Brazil, Kuwait, India, and Australia -- as a clinical dentist, researcher, and academician.
Dr. Neumann is a Professor and Director of Dental Public Health at the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston. She directs didactic courses for graduate and undergraduate students and participates in clinical teaching and research. In collaboration with the UTHealth School of Public Health, she leads the DDS/MPH dual degree program intending to expand and enhance formal public health training for undergraduate dental students.
Her research interests include quality of dental care delivery and promoting health interventions for dental patients, including HPV vaccination and tobacco cessation. She has over sixty peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. She is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of American Dental Association, Journal of Dental Education, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, and BMC Oral Health. She is also passionate about mentoring junior investigators and faculty on dental public health. Dr. Neumann serves on committees at UTHealth School of Dentistry and the Texas Public Health Association and is a graduate of the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute. She is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, European Section, and is the inaugural holder of the Gene Stevenson Distinguished Professorship in Dental Education.