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Name: Dr. Anwar T. Merchant
Phone: 803-777-6095
Campus: Columbia
College: Public Health
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Building: Discovery 1, 455
Center/Institute: Nutrition and Health Disparities, Center for Research in
Position: Professor
Research Interests: nutrition and lifestyle, oral health, and oral microbiology in relation to chronic disease outcomes including diabetes in children and adults; relation between periodontal treatment and glycemic control; relation between periodontal microorganisms and markers of cardiovascular disease in youth with type 1 diabetes; relation between antibodies against periodontal microorganisms and diabetes in US adults; prevent/control chronic cardiovascular and lung diseases in developing countries; causal inference, the oral microbiome, diet and disease focusing on individuals with diabetes
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