Sharon M. Gordon, DDS, MPH, PhD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research


Dr. Gordon earned her dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and completed a two-year General Practice Residency program at the Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio. She earned an MPH in Epidemiology and PhD in Clinical Investigation, both from Johns Hopkins University. She has held academic leadership positions at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Maryland, East Carolina University, and the University of Connecticut.

Interests and Specialties

  • Access to oral health care services
  • Evidential basis of pain management
  • Oral complications of immunosuppressive therapies
  • Interprofessional education and practice
  • Clinician research training and career development


National Institutes of Health Bibliography