Teresa A. Marshall PhDProfessor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry; Director, Student Research Program; Michael W. Finkelstein Centennial Professor of Teaching, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Dr. Marshall is a Professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the University of Iowa. She completed her bachelor’s degree in hospital dietetics at the University of Illinois and her dietetic internship and doctoral degree in human nutrition at the University of Iowa. She practiced pediatric nutrition in the Center for Developmental Disabilities prior to joining the College of Dentistry full time in 2000. Within the College, she designed and implemented both the nutrition and evidence-based practice curriculums. In addition to teaching the nutrition curriculum, she currently serves as the Director of the Student Research Program and is the Michael W. Finkelstein Centennial Professor of Teaching.
Dr. Marshall’s primary research interests address the relationships among dietary behaviors including sugar sweetened beverage intakes, dental caries, and/or growth in rural Iowan, inner city African American, and rural Native American children.
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Nutrition, the International Association for Dental Research, and the American Academy of Cariology. She is a research editor for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, served on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2020 Dietary Guidelines Collaborative, and served as a section author of the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. She was recently honored to receive the 2020 Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education by the American Society for Nutrition.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Association of Yogurt Intake With Reduced Tooth Loss Risk in a Japanese Community
- Gingival Inflammatory Parameters Are Significantly Reduced Within 6 Weeks of Adoption of a Mediterranean Diet
- Pro-Inflammatory Diets Are Associated With Poor Periodontal Health
- Association of Vitamin D in Patients With Periodontitis