Faculty & Administration

Students in the Oral Health Sciences program take classes through the Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. Our teaching faculty in both schools are passionate about their fields, have years of research and practical experience and are truly invested in student learning.

Program Administrators

Theresa A. Davies, PhD – Program Director
tdavies@bu.edu | 617-358-9546

Dr. Davies began her tenure at BUSM in the Department of Biochemistry over 30 years ago and currently directs the Oral Health Sciences program. She loves working with students, whether she’s teaching, mentoring or providing thesis help. She teaches Introduction to Biomedical Information and Evidence Based Dentistry. Learn more about Dr. Davies’ research.


Christina Bowley, MA, Program Manager
cbowley@bu.edu | 617-358-9509

Christina is responsible for managing administrative aspects of the program, supporting current students with tasks related to completing their degree, and to guide prospective students through the application process. She is also here to help support students through the planning of different enrichment and academic events OHS students attend throughout the year.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Corinna Culler: Co-Course Director Prevention and Oral Health Promotion in Dentistry, Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Health Services Research; Director of School Based Programs
  • Larry Dunham, DMD:  Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging; Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry
    Clinical Assistant Professor, General Dentistry
  • Raul Garcia: Co-Course Director Prevention and Oral Health Promotion in Dentistry, Chair of Health Policy & Health Services Research; Director of CREED (Center for Research to Evaluate & Eliminate Dental Disparities); Professor of Health Policy & Health Services Research
  • William J. Lehman, PhD: Course Director Physiology, Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
  • Stephanie M. Oberhaus, PhD: Course Director Microbiology and Immunology, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
  • Barbara M. Schreiber, PhD: Course Director Biochemistry, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Director of Biochemistry Graduate Studies, Assistant Dean, GMS Alumni Affairs