Deidre Callanan, DC, RDH, MPH, (ex officio), Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health, CU School of Dental Medicine
At the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Callanan teaches courses that center on understanding the cultural and social determinants of health, implicit bias, and health equity and equality to pre-doctoral students with the goal of graduating more compassionate and culturally-minded doctors who care for all populations.
In the classroom, Deidre’s goal is to teach in a way that inspires and connects. Learning also takes place outside of the classroom through experiential learning sessions. In these off-campus site visits, students go into communities to form relationships and understand at the most basic level, the barriers, successes, and issues that populations have in accessing and receiving health care.