Christine Riedy, PhD, MPH

Dr. Christine Riedy received her MA (1995) and PhD (1997) in psychology and her MPH in health services (2002) from the University of Washington. She is currently a Research Associate Professor in Dental Public Health Sciences and Adjunct Research Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry, in the School of Dentistry and Health Services, in the School of Public Health and in Community Medicine.

Her research has been primarily focused on the understanding and prevention of early childhood caries, particularly in underserved and diverse populations. Recent publications are “Behavioral determinants of brushing young children’s teeth: Implications for anticipatory guidance for parents” and “An intergenerational approach to oral health promotion: pregnancy and utilization of dental services.”

Dr. Riedy's currently funded studies (HRSA, NIH-NIDCR) are focused on the intergenerational aspect of dental disease and behavioral strategies for promoting prenatal dental visits to potentially prevent the initial transmission of infection between mothers and their children. She is the sub-project co-Principal Investigator of Community-Based Intergenerational Oral Health Promotion in Rural America within the Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities.

Contact Information:
Christine Riedy, PhD, MPH
Research Associate Professor
Dental Public Health Sciences
Health Sciences Bldg. B-509
Box 357475
Office: 206 616-1619, 206 543-2034;
FAX: 206 685-4258
cariedy@uw.edu