Contact Information
346 Salk Hall
School of Dental Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA, 15261
Phone: 412 648 3052
Fax: 412 363 8662
Robert J Weyant 
Primary Appointment: 
Chairman, Department of Dental Public Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Peer-reviewed Publications:
Research/Scholarship Interests
Aged; Aging; Alleles; biofilms; Cariostatic Agents; Case-Control Studies; Child, Preschool; Cohort Studies; Cross-Sectional Studies; dental care; dental caries susceptibility; Dental Research; Dentition, Permanent; dentition, primary; epidemiologic methods; Evidence-Based Medicine; Family; Fluorides; Follow-Up Studies; Gene Frequency; Genetic Linkage; Genetic Variation; genetics; Genome-Wide Association Study; Genotype; Health Behavior; Health Policy; Health Promotion; Health Services Research; Health Status Disparities; Healthcare Disparities; Income; Infant; Neuropsychological Tests; Oral Health; Phenotype; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Prevalence; Prospective Studies; Risk Factors; Social Class; Socioeconomic Factors; Titanium; Tooth, Deciduous; Translational Medical Research; Treatment Outcome; workforce; World Health
(Legend: Current Major/ Current Minor, Non-current Major/ Non-current Minor )

Education & Training
DrPHEpidemiologyUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health in 1991
 Dental Public HealthDepartment of Veterans Affairs
DMDDentistryUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1982
MSEnvironmental HealthUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1978

Academic Appointments
2009 - present
Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), University of Pittsburgh
2001 - present
Director, Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
1999 - present
Faculty Associate, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
1994 - present
Chairman, Department of Dental Public Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Grants & Contracts
04/1/2011 - 03/31/2013
NIDCR 1 R03 DE021425
Statistical Modeling and Genetic Epidemiology of Dental Caries in GWAS Analysis
Role: Co-Investigator
12/1/2010 - 11/30/2012
NIDCR 1 R21 DE021494
Implementing Research Findings and Evidence-Based Interventions into Real-World Dental Practice Settings
Role: Co-Investigator
04/1/2010 - 04/1/2015
Genetic Factors Contributing to Oral Health Disparities in Appalachia: Extension w/ Funding
Role: Co-Investigator

Teaching Activities
2011 - 2012DENT 5146Cariology 2
2011 - 2012CDENT 5142Evidence Based Dentistry 2
2010 - 2012DENT 5114Cariology 1
2009 - 2012DENT 5116Evidence Based Dentistry 1

Service Activities
2011 - 2013
Chairman, ADA Professional Topical Fluoride Recommendation Review Panel
2010 - 2011
Member, Institute of Medicine Committee (Oral Health Initiative)
2009 - present
Member, ADA Public Health Advisory Board (CAPIR Council)
2009 - 2012
Member, National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council
2008 - 2010
Member, American Dental Association, Critical Review Panel Advisory Committee
2008 - present
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Public Health Dentistry
2007 - present
Member, ADA Advisory Committee Center for Evidence-based Dentistry

Selected Publications
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Wright T, Hayes C, Weyant RJ, Frantsve Hawley J. Oral health outcomes. J Am Dent Assoc Jul 2015; 146(7): 494-5
Shungin D, Cornelis MC, Divaris K, Holtfreter B, Shaffer JR, Yu YH, Barros SP, Beck JD, Biffar R, Boerwinkle EA, Crout RJ, Ganna A, Hallmans G, Hindy G, Hu FB, Kraft P, McNeil DW, Melander O, Moss KL, North KE, Orho-Melander M, Pedersen NL, Ridker PM, Rimm EB, Rose LM, Rukh G, Teumer A, Weyant RJ, Chasman DI, Joshipura K, Kocher T, Magnusson PK, Marazita ML, Nilsson P, Offenbacher S, Davey Smith G, Lundberg P, Palmer TM, Timpson NJ, Johansson I, Franks PW. Using genetics to test the causal relationship of total adiposity and periodontitis: Mendelian randomization analyses in the Gene-Lifestyle Interactions and Dental Endpoints (GLIDE) Consortium. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2015 Apr;44(2):638-50. PMID:26050256. doi:10.1093/ije/dyv075.
Neiswanger K, McNeil DW, Foxman B, Govil M, Cooper ME, Weyant RJ, Shaffer JR, Crout RJ, Simhan HN, Beach SR, Chapman S, Zovko JG, Brown LJ, Strotmeyer SJ, Maurer JL, Marazita ML. Oral Health in a Sample of Pregnant Women from Northern Appalachia (2011-2015). International Journal of Dentistry. 2015;2015:469376. PMID:26089906. PMCID:PMC4451284. doi:10.1155/2015/469376.
Shaffer JR, Leslie EJ, Feingold E, Govil M, McNeil DW, Crout RJ, Weyant RJ, Marazita ML. Caries Experience Differs between Females and Males across Age Groups in Northern Appalachia. International Journal of Dentistry. 2015;2015:938213. PMID:26106416. PMCID:PMC4461765. doi:10.1155/2015/938213.
Randall CL, McNeil DW, Crout RJ, Weyant RJ, Marazita ML. Collecting psychosocial self-report data in oral health research: impact of literacy level and computerised administration. Social Science and Dentistry. 2013 Sep;2(2):80-87. PMID:26306161. PMCID:PMC4545655.
Wen A, Goldberg D, Marrs CF, Weyant RJ, Marazita ML, Srinivasan U, Zhang L, Crout R, McNeil DW, Foxman B. Caries resistance as a function of age in an initially caries-free population. Journal of dental research. 2012 Jul;91(7):671-5. PMID:22668596. PMCID:PMC3383851.
Shaffer JR, Wang X, Feingold E, Lee M, Begum F, Weeks DE, Cuenco KT, Barmada MM, Wendell SK, Crosslin DR, Laurie CC, Doheny KF, Pugh EW, Zhang Q, Feenstra B, Geller F, Boyd HA, Zhang H, Melbye M, Murray JC, Weyant RJ, Crout R, McNeil DW, Levy SM, Slayton RL, Willing MC, Broffitt B, Vieira AR, Marazita ML. Genome-wide association scan for childhood caries implicates novel genes. Journal of dental research. 2011 Dec;90(12):1457-62. PMID:21940522. PMCID:PMC3215757.
Geller F, Feenstra B, Zhang H, Shaffer JR, Hansen T, Esserlind AL, Boyd HA, Nohr EA, Timpson NJ, Fatemifar G, Paternoster L, Evans DM, Weyant RJ, Levy SM, Lathrop M, Smith GD, Murray JC, Olesen J, Werge T, Marazita ML, Sørensen TI, Melbye M. Genome-wide association study identifies four loci associated with eruption of permanent teeth. PLoS genetics. 2011 Sep;7(9):e1002275. PMID:21931568. PMCID:PMC3169538.
Sheiham A, Alexander D, Cohen L, Marinho V, Moysés S, Petersen PE, Spencer J, Watt RG, Weyant R. Global oral health inequalities: task group--implementation and delivery of oral health strategies. Advances in Dental Research. 2011 May;23(2):259-67. PMID:21490238. doi:10.1177/0022034511402084.
Olson JC, Cuff CF, Lukomski S, Lukomska E, Canizales Y, Wu B, Crout RJ, Thomas JG, McNeil DW, Weyant RJ, Marazita ML, Paster BJ, Elliott T. Use of 16S ribosomal RNA gene analyses to characterize the bacterial signature associated with poor oral health in West Virginia. BMC Oral Health. 2011;11(0):7. PMID:21362199. PMCID:PMC3061962.