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Brittany Seymour

Faculty Associate

Dr. Brittany Seymour is a full time Assistant Professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology and the Office of Global and Community Health. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and completed her Masters in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health and Population.

Her overall research focus is in interdisciplinary approaches for oral health improvement at the global level through prevention, policy, and health promotion. Examples of her work include starting the first dental school in Rwanda and reforming dental education in Vietnam. She has held Fellowships at the Harvard Global Health Institute, Academy for Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

She also conducts research on how misinformation/disinformation impacts important public health programs such as community water fluoridation and childhood vaccinations with MIT's Center for Civic Media and the Media Cloud project. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry on their Council on Practice and the Board of Directors. Dr. Seymour has won the Award for Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health and the Herschel S. Horowitz scholarship from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, an Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Excellence in Mentorship awards from Harvard


Publications

Feb 17, 2015

Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives

Youth and Media is pleased to announce the publication of "Youth and Online News: Reflections and Perspectives," a series of short essays written by friends and colleagues that… More


Events

May 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Disneyland, measles, and parents’ choice not to vaccinate

A conversation with CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Dr. Brittany Seymour

In 2014, the US experienced the largest measles outbreak in nearly a generation, with many cases linked to unvaccinated Disneyland visitors. Misinformation online about vaccines… More

May 10, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Applying network science for public health: Toward 'social' communication strategies

with Berkman Fellow, Brittany Seymour

How can we employ network science to develop social communication strategies for public health that build on the strengths and opportunities provided by today's Internet? More