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Research interests

Dr. Northridge is an internationally and nationally recognized public health leader, with expertise in epidemiology, community-based participatory research, systems science, and implementation science. She currently is the lead PI of a 5-year R01 from the US National Institutes of Health to integrate social and systems science approaches to promote health equity for older adults. A major implementation science initiative to improve the health of Chinese Americans is planned to begin in Fall 2017.

Education / Academic qualification

Epidemiology, PhD, Columbia University


Environmental Health, MPH, Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick


Medical Technology, MT, Morristown Memorial Hospital


Chemistry, BA, University of Virginia


External positions

Editor Emerita, AJPH, American Public Health Association

Jun 1 2015 → …

Associated Faculty of Global Public Health, New York University College of Global Public Health

2014 → …

Research Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo

2014 → …

Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences (in Dental Medicine), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

2010 → …

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Research Output 1991 2017

Acceptability of Chairside Screening for Racial/Ethnic Minority Older Adults: A Qualitative Study

Greenblatt, A. P., Estrada, I., Schrimshaw, E. W., Metcalf, S. S., Kunzel, C. & Northridge, M. Jun 28 2017 In : JDR Clinical and Translational Research. 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Senior Centers
Dental Anxiety
Oral Health

Engaging in Systems Science to Promote Health Equity

Metcalf, S. S. & Northridge, M. Jan 27 2017 In : SAGE Research Methods. 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle


Implementation and dissemination of the Sikh American Families Oral Health Promotion Program

Northridge, M., Kavathe, R., Zanowiak, J., Wyatt, L. C., Singh, H. & Islam, N. Jan 31 2017 In : Translational Behavioral Medicine. 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
Family Health
Oral Health
Health Promotion

Intergenerational and Social Interventions to Improve Children's Oral Health

Northridge, M. E., Schrimshaw, E. W., Estrada, I., Greenblatt, A. P., Metcalf, S. S. & Kunzel, C. Jul 2017 In : Dental Clinics of North America. 61, 3, p. 533-548 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

Open Access
Oral Health
Child Health
Gingival Diseases
Dental Caries

Oral health care receipt and self-rated oral health for diverse Asian American Subgroups in New York City

Jung, M., Kwon, S. C., Trinh-Shevrin, C., Yi, S. S., Edens, N. & Northridge, M. E. Jun 1 2017 In : American Journal of Public Health. 107, p. S94-S96

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Asian Americans
Oral Health
Delivery of Health Care
Dental Insurance
Oral Diagnosis