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IU faculty find Mexican immigrants rely on networks for oral health issues, win award

Tuesday, May 28th 2019 by Stephanie Hernandez McGavin

A study by Indiana University that shows Mexican-American immigrants’ dependence on networks in the face of oral health issues won the 2019 Giddon Award for Distinguished Research. The Giddon Award, presented by The International Association for Dental Research, recognizes a single research publication annually from the social and behavioral sciences that contributes to the field of dentistry. The award-winning study, called “Talking about Teeth: Egocentric Networks and Oral Health Outcomes in a Mexican American Immigrant Community,” was led by Erin Pullen (IUNI), in collaboration with Brea Perry (IUB Sociology) and Gerardo Maupomé (IUPUI Fairbanks Public Health). “Talking about Teeth” focused... Read More


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