Kiet A. Ly, MD, MPH

Dr. Kiet A. Ly is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Public Health Sciences and an investigator with the Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities.

Dr. Ly is a physician trained in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He completed an Oral Health Research Fellowship (NRSA, 2002-04) with the Department of Dental Public Health Sciences. Dr. Ly earned his MS (physiology, 1989) and MD (1995) at Georgetown University. He trained in Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) at Baystate Medical Center (1998) and Preventive Medicine (2000) at the University of Washington where he also received a MPH (2000) in Epidemiology and International Health.

Dr. Ly’s research has been focused on prevention clinical trials to prevent tooth decay among high-risk children through the use of xylitol, topical fluoride, and antimicrobials. He has a keen interest in work at the interface of pediatric medicine and dentistry in designing, developing, evaluating, and implementing oral health preventive interventions. His oral health research interests are expanding to include children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and the elderly.

He also participates in community-based research in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health among Asian immigrant populations and Vietnamese Nationals with colleagues in the School of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology.

Contact Information:
Kiet A. Ly, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dental Public Health Sciences
Northwest Center To Reduce Oral Health Disparities
B-676 Health Sciences Bldg.
Box 357475
University of Washington
Office: 206-616-2683
kietaly@uw.edu