Academic title(s):

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

Accredited Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Montreal

Full Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Montreal

Full Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Montreal

Director of the Oral Health and Oral and Facial Rehabilitation Research Laboratory, University of Montreal

Coordinator of Gramdent: Clinical research unit – Oral and facial health and rehabilitation, University of Montreal

Chair of the library committee of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Montreal

Member of the Council of the Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Montreal

Positions:

Coordinator of the clinical research and public health axis of the oral and bone health research network (FRQS Network)

Associate researcher, CRCHUM, IRSPUM

Investigator, RI-MUHC

Research Interest:

Dr Emami’s interdisciplinary and practice-relevant research program has the ultimate goal of decreasing the burden of poor oral health in the Canadian population. Her research program comprises three themes at 3 levels—the individual, the community and the population as whole:

  • Intervention: Clinical trials conducted under this theme test the effectiveness of prosthodontic interventions in edentate individuals.
  • Access: This theme focuses on rural and remote populations and uses mixed methods and participatory action research to broaden understanding of the social and spatial pathways of oral health disparities, and to develop innovative strategies and interventions targeting oral health prevention and promotion of these communities.
  • Impact: Epidemiological studies to provide causal explanations on the role of oral health in general health.

To conduct this research program, Dr Emami has adopted an integrated knowledge translation approach by building partnerships with an inter-disciplinary team of researchers, health care and oral health care providers, key community stakeholders and policy-makers.

Biography:

Dr Emami is a Clinician-Scientist, with postgraduate professional training in Prosthodontics, research training in Biomedical Science, Dental Public Health, and Cancer Epidemiology.

Dr Emami is a full professor and Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill. She sits on a number of executive committees for research at the national and international level. Dr Emami has been the recipient of various prestigious awards such as the CIHR Clinician-Scientist award. Her research program entitled “Fostering Oral Health Through Interdisciplinary Research: Intervention, Access and Impact” has been acknowledged by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and is supported by Canadian and Quebec governmental grants, as well as industry.

Degree(s):

Ph. D. Biomedical sciences; Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Qc, Canada (joint program with McGill University)

M. Sc. Science, prosthodontic rehabilitation option; Faculty of Dentistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Qc, Canada

D.D.S., Doctor in Dental Surgery; Faculty of Dentistry, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

Fellowship(s):

Postdoctoral Fellowship, public dental health; Oral Health and Society Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

Postdoctoral Fellowship, epidemiology; Research group in environmental epidemiology and population health, CRCHUM

Location:

Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave, Montreal, QC, H3G 1A4