Susan Coldwell, PhD

Dr. Susan E. Coldwell is an Associate Professor of Dental Public Health Sciences, Adjunct Associate Professor of both Pediatric Dentistry and Psychology, and Associate Dean for Student Life and Admissions in the School of Dentistry.

She earned a BA in psychology from Duke University in 1989 and received an MA (1990) and PhD (1994) in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania/Monell Chemical Senses Center. Her research interests include developmental and physiological influences on taste preference and perception. She also works in the area of cognitive influences on pain perception in children. General interests include issues in psychophysical measurement of pain, anxiety, and taste.

Dr. Coldwell’s recent research projects and publications include computerized treatment for dental injection fear and identification of measures for longitudinal studies, epidemiological studies, and clinical trials. She is the sub-project Principal Investigator of Distance Psychology for Treating Dental Fear in Rural Communities within the Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities.

Contact Information:
Susan E. Coldwell, PhD
Associate Dean for Student Life and Admissions
Washington Dental Service Endowed Professor
Associate Professor, School of Dentistry
University of Washington
Box 356365, Health Sciences Building, D-323
Seattle, WA 98195-6365
office: 206-616-3087
scoldwel@uw.edu