URAP

Amy Park

Understanding the role of parental sensitivity in the development of child tooth decay

Children living with similar resources still continue to have varying levels of oral health. How is it that some families have better oral health than others? In my summer research project, I am assessing the nutrition, oral health, and parenting practices of families with children ages 3 to 6 in Nepal. I hypothesize that there is an association between the number of children in the family with the severity of child’s tooth decay, which may be mediated by nutrition practices, oral health practices, and mother’s oral health knowledge.

Message to Sponsor

I would like to express my utmost gratitude for my donor who has given me this opportunity to further support the oral health of children globally. Through your generous support, I am motivated to make a difference and not let your kindness go to waste.
  • Major: Nutritional Sciences
  • Mentor: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Public Health