Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH

Headshot of a womanBrittany Seymour, DDS, MPH is an Associate Professor and Global Health Discipline Director of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2005 and completed her Master in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Health and Population in 2011. Her work focuses on interdisciplinary approaches for oral health improvement at the global level through education, training, and workforce development.

Seymour helped launch the first dental school in Rwanda, supported dental education reform in Vietnam, and assisted to develop a hospital wing devoted to dental care in Haiti. She has received additional project grants related to health promotion and disease prevention in Mexico, Costa Rica, South Africa, and Uganda, and the U.S. She is a contributing author to the FDI World Dental Federation’s Oral Health Atlas 2nd Edition and the forthcoming U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health in America. Dr. Seymour works frequently with the media in her role as a spokesperson for the American Dental Association and is collaborating with the World Health Organization on oral health training for WHO’s Regional Office for Africa. She is the lead architect, editor, and author of the Global Health Starter Kit teaching program, now spanning 35 countries.