Shillpa Naavaal, B.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.
Research program member: Cancer Prevention and Control
1101 E. Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23298
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry
MS, University of Illinois at Chicago (2011)
MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago (2011)
BDS, Government Dental College Nagpur, India (2002)
I am interested in health disparities, and I currently work on projects that include dental medical integration. My cancer related research includes HPV and HPV vaccination and tobacco use. My recent project examines the role of dental providers in HPV vaccination and barriers associated with HPV vaccine recommendation. Another project includes understanding HPV vaccine disparities using national data. My tobacco project examines electronic dental records to understand tobacco users characteristics and tobacco cessation practices among dental providers.
Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Community health,Obesity,Prevention/population health,Tobacco,Translational science