Benjamin Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD

School of Dentistry
95 Kirkham Street, #112
San Francisco, CA 94122
Benjamin Chaffee
Education and Training

Williams College, B.A. - 2002

University of California, San Francisco, D.D.S. - 2008 Dentistry

University of California, Berkeley, M.P.H. - 2009 Public Health

University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. - 2013 Epidemiology

University of California, San Francisco, 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

The overarching goal of our team’s epidemiologic research program is to understand how various behaviors, biological attributes, and social circumstances influence health and disease distributions, often inequitably, across populations. Application of such knowledge aims to inform future public health practices, health policies, and clinical guidelines that elevate the health of patients and vulnerable communities. A research focus has been understanding tobacco use perceptions and behaviors among adolescents, particularly new and emerging products and in the context of evolving tobacco regulatory policies. Other areas of interest include engaging dental professionals in providing patients with tobacco cessation support, early-life experiences in relation to childhood oral health, and prevention-focused, patient-tailored approaches to manage oral disease.