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Dr. Lisa DeLucia '04

Resident in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Interdisciplinary Study

As a junior at HWS, I spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark and studied international health policy. Upon my return to Geneva, I declared a second major in public policy and began to focus my studies on policy applications of health care and biology, a truly interdisciplinary approach.

Dental School

After HWS, I went on to dental school at University at Buffalo and am presently in residency at Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Upon completion of residency, I'm looking to create a career in private practice and academics with emphasis on policy issues for children with lack of access to dental care and those with special needs.

Global Citizen

During dental school and residency, I continue to be involved in my local and global communities, a passion that was developed at HWS. I volunteer with the Special Olympics in their Special Smiles program and provide dental examinations for the athletes. I also spent time in Guatemala providing dental services for individuals there and will be traveling to Mexico again to provide dental care to the people who need it most.

Staying Connected

I'm passionate about research, and I've found that the basis of scientific inquiry, the language to communicate these findings, and the knowledge basis to understand the implications were established during my time at HWS. Even away from Geneva, I've stayed in touch with my roots at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I co-chaired our recent 5-year reunion and have been active with mentoring health professions students who are interested in dentistry.