The American healthcare system has long impacted people of color disproportionately, providing them with second-rate care that, in itself, is difficult to access. An area of healthcare that is often neglected where these disparities have existed for decades is dental care. This has contributed to prominent racial disparities in oral health that can begin early… Read more →
Danielle Ohana is an undergraduate student at the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island majoring in bioinformatics and minoring in chemistry. She aspires to attend dental school to earn a DDS as well as a PhD in oral biology and pathology. Danielle is currently part of a research team developing an innovative treatment for periodontitis and has conducted experiments at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.