Dental Informatics and Dental Research   Conference, June 12-13, 2003: Making the Connection
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Conference Attendee - Details

Ralph Katz, DMD, MPH, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion
NYU College of Dentistry


Research Interests:
  • Dental caries
  • Oral cancer
  • Oral epidemiologic research methods
  • Geriatrics
  • Factors affecting recruitment of minorities into biomedical study
Current Projects:

NYU Oral Cancer Research for Adolescent and Adult Health Promotion Center.

NYU Oral Epidemiology Postdoctoral Training Grant.

Northeastern Minority Oral Health Research Center (NMOHRC).

Selected Publications:

Katz, R.V., Kegeles, S.S., Green, B.L., Kressin, N.R., James, S.A., and Claudio, C., The Tuskegee Legacy Project: History, Preliminary Scientific Findings and Unanticipated Societal Benefits, Dental Clinics of North America (in press).

Margolis, H., LeGeros, R.L., Russell, S.B., Capiluto, M.L., Fine, D., Katz, R.V., Mc Quirter, J., and Park, N.H., The Legacy of the Regional Centes for Minority Oral Health, Dental Clinics of North America (in press).

Morse, D.E., Pendrys, D.G., Katz, R.V., Holford, T.R., Krutchkoff, D.J., Eisenberg, E., Kosis, D.L., Kerpel, S., Freedman, P., Mayne, S.T., Food group intake in relation to oral epithelial dysplasia. Cancer Causes Control, (11:713- 720, 2000)

Barasch, A., Katz, R.V., Safford, M.M., Varagiannis, E., Lopez, R., Prevalence of Oral Lesions in HIV-infected Children: Two Year Findings, Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 22:215-220, 2000.

Tofsky, N., Nelson, E., Catalanotto, F., Lopez, R.N., and Katz, R.V., Dental Caries in HIV-infected Children: Two-year Findings. Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 22:207-214, 2000.

Garewal, H., Katz, R.V., Meyskens, F., Pitcock, J., Morse, D.E., Friedman, S. Peng, Y., Pendrys, D.G., Mayne, S., Alberts, D., Kiersh, T., Graver, E. Beta-carotene produces sustained remissions in oral leukoplakia: results of a multi-center prospective trial. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., 125:1305-10,1999.

Slaughter, A., Katz, R.V., and Grasso, J.E., Perceptions of denture adhesives: a Delphi Technique Survey of Academic Prosthodontists J Pros Dent 1999.

Pendrys, D.G., Katz, R.V., and Morse, D.E., Risk Factors for Enamel Fluorosis in Optimally Fluoridated Children Born After the U.S. Manufacturers Decision to Reduce the Fluoride Concentration of Infant Formulas, Amer. J. of Epidemiol , 1998.

Morse, D.E., Katz, R.V., Pendrys, D.G., Holford, T.R., Krutchkoff, D.J., Eisenberg, E., Kosis, D.L., Kerpel, S., Freedman, P., Mayne, S.T.. Mouthwash and dentures in relation to oral epithelial dysplasia. Oral Oncol, Eur J Cancer 33:338-343, 1997.

Katz, R.V., The RCI Revisted after 15 Years: Used, Reinvented, Modified, Debated and Natural Logged, J. Pub. Health Dent. 56:28-34, 1996.