Dr. Christine Ann Riedy Murphy
Delta Dental of Massachusetts Professor in Oral Public Health and Epidemiology
Dr. Christine Riedy received her MA (1995) and PhD (1997) in psychology and her MPH in health services (2002) from the University of Washington. Her research has been primarily focused on the understanding and prevention of early childhood caries, particularly in underserved and diverse populations. Recent publications are "A dental intervention with an Alaskan Native population: lessons learned" and "An intergenerational approach to oral health promotion: pregnancy and utilization of dental services", and "Changing knowledge and beliefs through an oral health pregnancy message."
Dr. Riedy's recently funded studies (HRSA, NIH-NIDCR) were focused on the intergenerational aspect of dental disease and behavioral strategies for promoting prenatal dental visits to potentially prevent the initial transmission of infection between mothers and their children. She was the sub-project co-Principal Investigator of Community-Based Intergenerational Oral Health Promotion in Rural America within the Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities at the University of Washington.