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Shillpa Naavaal, B.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Department affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of 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)

Research description

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.

Disease focus of research

Head & neck

Research keywords

Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Community health,Obesity,Prevention/population health,Tobacco,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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