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Alice Horowitz

Alice Horowitz

Associate Research Professor, Behavioral and Community Health

Dr. Alice Horowitz, a former senior scientist, worked at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Health and the National Institutes of Health. Her research focus has been on dental caries (tooth decay), prevention and early detection and oral cancer prevention. She was instrumental in initiating the need to address health literacy in dentistry. She has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has received several prestigious awards.


Areas of Interest

Prevention of Chronic Diseases; Decrease Health Disparities; Increase Health Literacy


University of Iowa


University of Maryland

Health Literacy

Oral Health

Oguntimein M.*, Butler III,J, Desmond,S. Green, K, He,X. Horowitz,AM. Examining diabetics’ knowledge and understanding of the bi-directional relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease. J Am Bd of Fam Med. 2020.

Horowitz AM, Vamos CA. Establish a pro-HPV vaccine practice. Decisions in Dentistry. 2019;5(9):41-44.

Horowitz AM, Child W, Maybury C*. Perspectives of certified nurse midwives and obstetric residents: Their role in educating and referring gravid women for dental care. Am J Health Behav. 2019;43:1162-1170.

Maybury C*, Horowitz AM, La Touche-Howard , Child W, Battanni K, Wang MQ. Oral health and dental care among low-income women. Am J Health Behav. 2019;43(3):556-568.

Allukian M Jr., Carter-Pokras O, Gooch B, Horowitz A, Iida H, Jacob M, Kleinman D, Kumar J, Maas W, Pollick H, Rozier R. Science, politics and communication: The case of community water fluoridation in the US. Annals of Epidemiology. 2017;28(6):401-410. 

Thompson, EL, Daley EM, Vamos CA, Horowitz AM, Catalanotto FA, DeBate RD, Merrell LM, Griner S, Vazquez-Otero, Kline NS. HPV-related oral cancer prevention: Health Literacy approaches to improving communication between dental hygienists and patients. J Dent Hygiene 2017;91(4):37-45.

Horowitz AM, Kleinman DV, Atchison KA, Weintraub JA, Rozier RG. The evolving role of health literacy in improving oral health. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2020;269:95-114. 

Battani K. Horowitz AM., Pregnancy and Oral Health. In: Bowen D, Pieren. Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, 4th Ed Elsevier. 2019

Allukian M. Jr., Horowitz AM. Oral Diseases: A neglected Epidemic. In: Levy BS. Sidel VW. Social Injustice and Public Health Oxford University Press. 3rd Ed Oxford Press. 2019