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Athanasios I. Zavras - February 2012

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Athanasios I. Zavras, D.M.D., M.S., D.M.Sc., is associate professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH) and associate professor of dentistry at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM), where he directs the Dental Public Health residency program. He is also the director of the Division of Oral Epidemiology and Biostatistics at CDM and a member of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. Zavras holds adjunct faculty appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health and at The Forsyth Institute in Boston.

Zavras received a D.M.D. degree from the University of Athens (1991), followed by advanced studies in pediatric dentistry at Tufts University (1993) and dental public health at Harvard University(1996). He also holds an M.S. degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health (1994) and a D.M.Sc. from Harvard Medical School (1999). Upon completing his doctoral studies in oral epidemiology he applied for and received two career development awards, a K23 and a K22, both funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). These awards provided for added training opportunities in clinical trials and pharmacogenetics, and set the stage for a research career in molecular oral epidemiology.

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