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The Brookdale Foundation Group


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Yolanda Ann Slaughter, DDS, MPH

Yolanda Ann Slaughter

Ann Slaughter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Division Community Oral Health and a fellow at the Institute on Aging at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She received her dental surgery degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. Afterward, she completed post-doctoral training in the Department of General Dentistry, and a second year of training with a focus in geriatrics at Eastman Department of Dentistry University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, she completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the Traveler’s Center on Aging at the University of Connecticut in Farmingtom, CT.

Since joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Slaughter continued her interest in developing and implementing evidence-based and theory driven community-based oral health prevention interventions targeted to minority elders. She has received support in her mission to better understand oral health disparities from the University Research Foundation, the Aetna Foundation, and from the Penn Minority Aging Research for Community Health Center. As a Brookdale fellow, Dr. Slaughter furthered her investigation of urban African American’s perceptions of oral health by developing culturally specific educational materials, and testing the effectiveness of the educational intervention [Slaughter A, Evans L. Culturally sensitive oral health educational materials for older African Americans. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2007; 18:868-886]. Dr. Slaughter has engaged a community network that spans throughout urban Philadelphia and was recently appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter to the City of Philadelphia Board


Brookdale Fellow Class of 2001