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Barbara Greenberg, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Dental Medicine
NYMC School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Dental Medicine
Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC


Email: Barbara_Greenberg@nymc.edu

Phone: (914) 594-2124


Department of Dental Medicine
New York Medical College, School of Medicine
40 Sunshine Cottage Road – Skyline Building, Suite 2N-B24
Valhalla, NY 10595

Professional Interests:

Barbara L. Greenberg, M.Sc., Ph.D., is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College and in the Touro College of Dental Medicine at NYMC. She earned her MSc in international health/ public health nutrition, and her Ph.D. in immunology and infectious disease/epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Her career includes positions in national and international settings working on diarrheal diseases and malnutrition, including work at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Dacca, Bangladesh; the Apache Indian Reservation, White River, Arizona USA; and, the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima Peru. She also served as a research scientist in HIV/AIDS at the New York City Department of Health Serosurvey Unit/AIDS Surveillance; research associate and faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center HIV/AIDS Research Division; and the New York Academy of Medicine, Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies (CUES).  She also served as the Director of Institutional Research, Associate Dean of Research and an Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School (currently Rutgers School of Dental Medicine).  More recently, she served as a Professor and founding Director for the Center for Global Health at Old Dominion University. Dr. Greenberg has a strong background and substantial experience in all aspects of applied research with particular strengths in research design, analytical plan development, and grant development. She has more than 25 years of research experience working in applied epidemiology with an early focus in the areas of infectious disease, nutrition and HIV/AIDS and a more recent focus on chronic diseases. During the last 15 years her research interest and commitment has expanded to focus on engaging oral health care providers in efforts to control chronic diseases of public health significance that may also impact oral health care. She and colleagues from the oral health research community have been working on an expanded role for oral health care professionals in early disease risk screening for medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and HIV. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in this arena. She has been a principal investigator and co-principal investigator on several funded research grants to address a variety of important public and global health concerns. 

Education Profile:

Graduate Degree:  MSc., Ph.D.
Graduate Degree Institution:
MSc: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sch Pub Hlth, MD. International Health, Baltimore MD
Ph.D.: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sch Pub Hlth, MD. Immunology and Infectious Diseases/Epidemiology, Baltimore, MD

Select publications: peer-reviewed journals:

Greenberg BL, Kantor ML, Bednarsh H.  American dental hygienists’ attitudes towards chairside medical screening in a dental setting.  Int J Dent Hyg. 29 March 2016. DOI: 10.1111/idh.12217 [Epub ahead of print].

Sansare K, Raghav M, Kasbe A, Karjodkar F, Sharma N, Gupta A,  Singh H, Iyengar A, Patil S, krithika C, Selvamuthukumar SC, Glick M, Greenberg BL. Indian patients’ attitudes toward chairside screening in a dental setting for medical conditions.  International Dental J. 2015; 65(5):269-276.

Greenberg BL, Thomas PA, Glick M, Kantor ML. Physicians' attitudes toward medical screening in a dental setting. J Public Health Dent. 2015; 75(3):225-233.

Pollack HA, Pereyra MR, Parish C, Abel S, Messinger S, Singer R, Kunzel C, Greenberg B, Gerbert B, Glick M, Metsch LR. Dentists' willingness to provide expanding HIV screening in oral health care settings: Results from a nationally representative survey.  Am J Pub Hlth. 2014;104(5):872-880.

Nasseh K, Greenberg B, Vujicic M, Glick M. Short-term medication healthcare savings from chronic disease screenings in a dental setting.  Am J Pub Hlth. 2014;104(4):744-750.

Kalladka M, Greenberg BL, Padmashree SM, Venkateshaiah NT, Yalsangi S, Raghunandan BN, Glick M. Screening for coronary heart disease and diabetes risk in a dental setting. Accepted for publication. Int J Pub Hlth. 2014 Jun;59(3):485-492.

Greenberg BL, Glick ML. Screening for unidentified increased systemic disease risk in a dental setting. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(7):e10.

Greenberg BL, Kantor ML, Jiang SS, Glick M. Patients’ attitudes toward screening for medical conditions in a dental setting.  J Pub Hlth Dent. 2012;72(1):28-35.

Glick M, Greenberg B. The potential role of dentists in identifying patients’ risk of experiencing coronary heart disease events. J Am Dent Assoc 2005; 136:1541-1546.

Greenberg B, Berkman A, Thomas R, Hoos D, Finkelstein R, Astemborski J, Vlahov D. Evaluating supervised HAART in late stage HIV among drug users: a preliminary report.J Urban Health 1999; 76:468-480.

Greenberg BL, Semba RD, Schoenbaum EE, Klein RS. Vitamin A deficiency among former and current injecting drug users in Bronx, New York.Nutrition Research 1997; 17:785-796.

Select publications: Book chapters:

Glick M, Greenberg BL The role of oral health care professional in providing medical service. Background paper submitted for:  Advancing Dental Education:  Gies in the 21st Century.

Greenberg BL, Glick M.  Medical Screening Assessment in the Dental Office. In:  ADA Practical Guide to patients with Medical Conditions 2nd Edition. Eds. Patton L and Glick M. Wiley. Oxford UK. 2015.

Greenberg BL. Role of oral health care professionals in overall health and wellbeing. In:  The Oral Systemic Connection. Ed: M. Glick. Quintessence International.  Chicago. 2013, pp. 1-12.

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