COVID-19 Studies at Grantee Institutions

This page lists COVID-19 research projects that NIDCR has funded to date through its extramural programs. The studies range from clinical to basic research, and many are conducted through the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN).

PBRN Projects

Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Principal Investigator (PI): Jeffrey L. Fellows
National Dental PBRN COVID-19 Research (CORE) Registry

Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
PI: Mary Ann McBurnie
National Dental Practice-Based Research Network: Coordinating Center, COVID Administrative Supplement

Rutgers University
PI: Cecile Feldman
Pragmatic Return to Effective Dental Infection Control through Triage and Testing (PREDICT)

The University of Toledo
PI: Omid Amili
Particle Topography and Aerosol Size Distribution in Dental Settings in COVID-19 era

University of Alabama at Birmingham
PI: Gregg H. Gilbert
The National Dental PBRN Administrative and Resource Center

University of Rochester
PI: Jin Xiao
Assess an Innovative mDentistry eHygiene Strategy amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington University
PI: Michael Joseph Durkin
Quantifying and Reducing Aerosol Generation in Dental Settings

Washington University
PI: Jennie H. Kwon
Evaluating and Improving Personal Protective Equipment Use in Dental Settings

Non-PBRN Projects

Health Research Inc. & Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator (PI): Mukund Seshadri
Impact of Vitamin D on the Chemopreventive Efficacy of Erlotinib against Oral Cancer

University of California, San Francisco
PI: Stuart A. Gansky
Coordinating Center to Help Eliminate/Reduce Oral Health Inequalities in Children

University of Florida
PI: Robert A. Burne
Probiotics that Moderate pH and Antagonize Pathogens to Promote Oral Health

University of Florida
PI: Josephine F. Esquivel Upshaw
A Handheld Electrical Sensor for Rapid, Sensitive Detection and Quantification of SARS-CoV-2 from Saliva

University of Florida
PI: Cuong Q. Nguyen
Administrative Supplements for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Research

University of Illinois at Chicago
PI: Molly A. Martin
Coordinated Oral Health Promotion (CO-OP) Chicago

University of Missouri
PI: Gary Andrew Weisman
Novel Role for the P2Y2 Receptor in the Autoimmune Disease Sjögren's Syndrome

University of Pennsylvania
PI: Bruce J. Shenker
Bacteria and Lymphocyte Suppression in Periodontitis

University of Puerto Rico
PI: Kaumudi J. Joshipura
Oral Microbiome, Nitric oxide Metabolism, and Oral and Cardiometabolic Health

Last Reviewed
October 2020