Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia

Appalachia has the largest burden of oral health problems per capita in the United States. Furthermore, health disparities in oral health outcomes resulting from differences in socioeconomic status occur. The goal of the Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia (COHRA) is to identify factors that lead to oral health disparities in children and families in Appalachia. These factors may include genes, microbes, behavior, family interactions, or community characteristics.  Read more >