Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 


Thanks for stopping by! We are the TUSDM chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. The AAPHD was founded nationally in 1937. Our current faculty advisor is public health dental hygienist and assistant professor of Diagnosis and Health Promotion Natalie Hagel. Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) aims to promote improved oral health by educating members on important dental topics and supporting effective programs of disease prevention and oral health promotion. Our chapter intends to have a more prominent role in our community by keeping students up to date on important issues within the scope of public health dentistry. In addition, AAPHD is excited to bring to our community various speakers who can educate us on dental public health topics, highlight student and faculty research, become involved in public health advocacy, create an interprofessional collaboration with other Tufts health students, and more. We are excited about the future of our chapter and we encourage anybody interested in public health to join AAPHD!


  • Mission Hill Health Fair September 25, 2021
  • Operative Workshops for D24s and D25s
  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship Information Session
  • Future Outreach Events TBD

2021-2022 E-board Contacts​

Co-Presidents: Raafay Rishi, (D23) and Bhavya Paranthaman, (D22)

Vice President: Naude Pierre, (D22)

Treasurer: Lauren Ardizzone, (D23)

Secretary: Tatiana Soltero, (D24)

Community Service Reps: Eunice Hahm (D23), Neetu Handa (D24), Emily Lewis (D24)

D22 LiaisonBrian Ahn, (D22)

D24 LiaisonCharlotte Georgiou, (D24)

D25 LiaisonIrveen Singh, (D25)

Faculty Advisors: Natalie Hagel, RDH, MS and Dr. Cynthia Yered