Research Summary

The overarching goal of our team's epidemiologic research program is to understand how various behaviors, biological attributes, and social circumstances influence health and disease distributions, often inequitably, across populations. Application of such knowledge aims to inform future public health practices, health policies, and clinical guidelines that elevate the health of patients and vulnerable communities. A research focus has been understanding tobacco use perceptions and behaviors among adolescents, particularly new and emerging products and in the context of evolving tobacco regulatory policies. Other areas of interest include engaging dental professionals in providing patients with tobacco cessation support, early-life experiences in relation to childhood oral health, and prevention-focused, patient-tailored approaches to manage oral disease.

Research Funding

  • July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2012 - Maternal Nutrition Education and Early Childhood Caries: A Randomized Field Trial, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR, Sponsor Award ID: F30DE022208
  • July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2012 - Maternal Nutrition Education and Early Childhood Caries: A Randomized Field Trial, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR, Sponsor Award ID: F30DE022208
  • July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2012 - Maternal Nutrition Education and Early Childhood Caries: A Randomized Field Trial, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR, Sponsor Award ID: F30DE022208
  • July 1, 2011 - December 31, 2012 - Maternal Nutrition Education and Early Childhood Caries: A Randomized Field Trial, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIDCR, Sponsor Award ID: F30DE022208

Education

Williams College, Williamstown, BA, 06/2002, biology and chemistry
University of California San Francisco, DDS, 06/2008, dentistry
University of California Berkeley, MPH, 05/2009, epidemiology
University of California Berkeley, PhD, 05/2013, epidemiology

Honors & Awards

  • 2008
    American Association of Oral Biologists Oral Biology Award, UCSF
  • 2010
    Lloyd F. Richards Endowment Fund Public Health Dentistry Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2011
    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley
  • 2012, 2013
    American Association for Dental Research Bloc Grant Travel Award
  • 2014
    American Association for Dental Research Hatton Award Finalist
  • 2014
    UCSF John C. Greene Society School of Dentistry Mentor of the Year
  • 2015
    UCSF 150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Award
  • 2016
    American Association for Dental Education Olav Alvares Award
  • 2018
    Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society Charles Craig Teaching Award

Selected Publications

  1. Nascimento GG, Chaffee BW Causal Inference in Oral Health Epidemiology. In: Oral Epidemiology (Editors: Peres MA, Antunes JLF, Watt RG)  View on PubMed
  2. Chaffee BW, Werts M, White JS, Couch ET, Urata J, Cheng J, Kearns C Beverage Advertisement Receptivity Associated With Sugary Drink Intake and Harm Perceptions Among California Adolescents.  View on PubMed
  3. Chaffee BW, Jacob P, Couch ET, Benowitz NL Exposure to a Tobacco-Specific Carcinogen Among Adolescent Smokeless Tobacco Users in Rural California, United States.  View on PubMed
  4. Wu TS, Chaffee BW Parental Awareness of Youth Tobacco Use and the Role of Household Tobacco Rules in Use Prevention.  View on PubMed
  5. Chaffee BW, Couch ET, Urata J, Cash D, Werts M, Halpern-Felsher B Electronic cigarette and moist snuff product characteristics independently associated with youth tobacco product perceptions.  View on PubMed
  6. Rechmann P, Kubitz M, Chaffee BW, Rechmann BMT Fissure caries inhibition with a CO2 9.3-µm short-pulsed laser-a randomized, single-blind, split-mouth controlled, 1-year clinical trial.  View on PubMed
  7. Peres KG, Thomson WM, Chaffee BW, Peres MA, Birungi N, Do LG, Feldens CA, Fontana M, Marshall TA, Pitiphat W, Seow WK, Wagner Y, Wong HM, Rugg-Gunn AJ Oral Health Birth Cohort Studies: Achievements, Challenges, and Potential.  View on PubMed
  8. Tomar SL, Chaffee BW Tobacco Control and Oral Health. In: Burt and Eklund's Dentistry, Dental Practice, and the Community (Editors: Mascarenhas AK, Okunseri C, Dye BA)  View on PubMed
  9. Quyen PN, Nga HT, Chaffee B, Ngu T, King JC Effect of maternal prenatal food supplementation, gestational weight gain, and breast-feeding on infant growth during the first 24 months of life in rural Vietnam.  View on PubMed
  10. Perry CL, Creamer MR, Chaffee BW, Unger JB, Sutfin EL, Kong G, Shang C, Clendennen SL, Krishnan-Sarin S, Pentz MA Research on Youth and Young Adult Tobacco Use, 2013-2018, From the Food and Drug Administration-National Institutes of Health Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science.  View on PubMed
  11. Nga HT, Quyen PN, Chaffee BW, Diep Anh NT, Ngu T, King JC Effect of a nutrient-rich, food-based supplement given to rural Vietnamese mothers prior to and/or during pregnancy on birth outcomes: A randomized controlled trial.  View on PubMed
  12. Chaffee BW, Persai D, Vora MV Interdental Cleaning and Oral Health Status in an Adult Cohort, 2015 to 2018.  View on PubMed
  13. Chaffee BW, Urata J, Silverstein S, Couch ET Dental Hygienists' and Dentists' Tobacco Cessation Continuing Education Preferences: Application of a Discrete Choice Method.  View on PubMed
  14. Holliday R, Chaffee B, Ryan V, McColl E, Preshaw PM Letter to the editor regarding "Impact of cigarette smoking and vaping on the outcome of full-mouth ultrasonic scaling among patients with gingival inflammation: a prospective study".  View on PubMed
  15. Rechmann P, Chaffee BW, Rechmann BMT, Featherstone JDB Efficacy of an adenosine triphosphate meter for evaluating caries risk in clinical dental practice.  View on PubMed
  16. Hai JH, Lee C, Kapila YL, Chaffee BW, Armitage GC Antibiotic prescribing practices in periodontal surgeries with and without bone grafting.  View on PubMed
  17. Couch ET, Urata J, Chaffee BW Limited-edition smokeless tobacco packaging: Behind the camouflage.  View on PubMed
  18. Chaffee BW, Urata J, Couch ET, Silverstein S Dental Professionals' Engagement in Tobacco, Electronic Cigarette, and Cannabis Patient Counseling.  View on PubMed
  19. Vora MV, Chaffee BW Tobacco-use patterns and self-reported oral health outcomes: A cross-sectional assessment of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health study, 2013-2014.  View on PubMed
  20. Couch ET, Urata J, Chaffee BW Tobacco Counseling in Dental Settings  View on PubMed

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