Dr Huda Yusuf, BSc (Hons), BDS, MFDSRCS (Eng), MSc, PhD, FDS (DPH) RCS (Eng)
Clinical Research Fellow Dental Public Health
Huda graduated in 1998 from King’s Dental Institute. She worked in the Hospital, Community Dental and General Dental Services. She completed her MSc in Dental Public Health in 2004 at UCL. She subsequently took up a post as a Specialist Registrar in Dental Public Health and also completed her PhD at UCL in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Huda is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Dental Public Unit in Queen Mary University of London and a Consultant in Dental Public Health in Public Health England.
She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in Dental Public Health and supervises MSc theses. She has been an invited speaker in European Conferences, the Royal College of Medicine and as a lecturer in Dental Public Health.
She is currently the Secretary for the European Association of Dental Public Health and is a member of the Abstract Review Committee.
Huda’s PhD thesis focused on research in primary care, particularly implementing and evaluating an obesity intervention with the aim of reducing sugary soft drinks among young people attending NHS dental practices in London. Her research interests include health inequalities, translational research, developing and evaluating complex interventions to improve public health. More specifically:
- translational research and particularly the development and evaluation of complex interventions in primary dental care and community settings
- behaviour change interventions aimed at preventing chronic diseases and more specifically those aimed at reducing sugars to prevent obesity and dental caries.
- mixed methods research and process evaluation of interventions to inform the limited evidence base.