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Research Scientist

Ganga Mahat

Dr. Mahat is a Clinical Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing, Newark, NJ.  Dr. Mahat is one of the founding members of the Center for Urban Youth.  Presently she is the PI for a research project titled “Oral Health Risk Assessment in Urban Preschoolers.” The purpose of this study is to determine parent and day care provider knowledge of preschool children’s oral health risk factors. The findings from this study will elucidate the knowledge gaps in the target population and inform the contents of a community based oral health intervention aimed at preventing and minimizing dental caries in preschool children who attend daycare. Her other research interests are focused in adolescent health and HIV/AIDS peer education programs.  Dr. Mahat has experience with global studies with a particular interests in youth in Nepal.

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