Professor and Director of the STAHR Program
School of Dentistry
Melanie Simmer-Beck RDH, Ph.D., is Professor, School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA. She has an interdisciplinary background in Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, Public Affairs & Administration, and Dental Hygiene. Dr. Simmer-Beck is a Health Services & Implementation Science Researcher. Her research focuses on access to oral health care, oral health disparities, workforce models, quality assessment, and ergonomics. She has been the recipient of federal funds to move forward her research agenda. Dr. Simmer-Beck’s research has been presented at national and international professional meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.