Divesh Byrappagari

Assistant Professor
Director, Community Outreach

Divesh Byrappagari
Contact Info:
Campus: Corktown Campus
Building: School of Dentistry
Room: DC 452
Phone: 313-494-6898
Divesh Byrappagari
Areas of Expertise:
Dental Public Health
Community Dentistry

Degrees

  • BDS, Bangalore University, India
  • MSD, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • DPH Residency, NYSDOH / SUNY Albany

Biography

Prof. Byrappagari teaches dental public health courses to dental students. Additional responsibilities include managing the dental school’s community outreach programs and Community Based Dental Education programs. His interests focus on reducing oral health disparities, health services and health policy research. Prof. Byrappagari holds a B.D.S. from Bangalore University, India, M.S.D. from Boston University School of Dental Medicine and Post-Doctoral Residency in Dental Public Health from New York State Department of Health and SUNY Albany. He joined the University in 2010.

Grants & Funding

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    Grants & Funding

    1. Funding from Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to implement a pilot program to improve oral health outcomes for at risk pregnant women and infants – Michigan Initiative for Mother and Infant Oral Health.
    2. Funding from Delta Dental Foundation to expand a pilot program to improve oral health outcomes for at risk pregnant women and infants – Michigan Initiative for Mother and Infant Oral Health.
    3. Funding from Pierre Fauchard Academy Foundation to support Detroit Mercy Dental’s Mobile Programs.
    4. Funding from GoodFellow of Detroit and Delta Dental Foundation to support Detroit Mercy Dental’s Mobile Programs.