Marcelo Araujo, PhD '03 (epidemiology)

Marcelo Araujo recently published a report in The Journal of the American Dental Association titled "Estimating COVID-19 prevalence and infection control practices among US dentists." 

The report finds the COVID-19 rate among dentists is less than one percent, although they were assumed to be at high risk. Ninety-nine percent of dentists are using enhanced infection control procedures. The research shows that dentists’ strategies of using heightened infection control and increased attention to patient and dental-team safety, works. Araujo was appointed chief executive officer for the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute in 2019. He leads a team helping advance dental research and impact dentists and patients' lives.