Dental Public Health Faculty
The Department of Dentistry at Jacobi includes several full-time DPH faculty who are Diplomates of the American Board of Dental Public Health and other part-time faculty with expertise in dental public health and related specialties. Faculty in the DPH program at Jacobi focus on teaching, research, and securing research and/or training grants.
Nadia Laniado DDS, MPH, MS
Director, Dental Public Health Residency Program
Director, Community Dentistry and Population Health
Dr. Laniado is a graduate of Cornell University (BA), the Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (DDS), the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University (MPH), and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (MS). She is a Diplomate in the American Board of Dental Public Health and in the American Board of Orthodontics. She served as President of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry from 2022-2023. Her research interests include social determinants of health and interprofessional education and collaboration.
Victor Badner, DMD, MPH
Chair, Department of Dentistry & OMFS
Dr. Badner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA), the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (DMD), and the University of California Los Angeles (MPH). He is a Diplomate in the American Board of Dental Public Health and Professor in the Department of Dentistry and in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His career has focused on providing access to care for underserved populations by integrating education, clinical care and research. He is the dentist representative for the Health+Hospitals system and is the commissioner for CODA representing the specialty of Dental Public Health.
Megan Cloidt DDS, MPH
Assistant Director, Community Dentistry and Population Health
Dr. Cloidt is a graduate of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (DDS) and Mailman School of Public Health (MPH). She also completed residencies in Advanced Education of General Dentistry (AEGD) at Columbia/New York-Presbyterian and Dental Public Health (DPH) at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Cloidt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and has research interests in HPV prevention, teledentistry, adolescent health, interprofessional education, and reducing oral health disparities. She enjoys a multifaceted career that includes research, teaching, program planning, and clinical practice.
Parth Shah DDS, MPH
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Parth Shah is a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry (DDS) and University at Albany (MPH). He completed a residency in Dental Public Health followed by one year of postdoctoral fellowship in community dentistry and population health at Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Dr. Shah is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. He is an active public health researcher. His main research areas of interest include chronic diseases, epidemiological methods, and oral health. Dr. Parth Shah teaches dental public health courses and provides research consultation to the residents at Jacobi Medical Center.