Remembering Juan Navia

A. P. Dasanayake, Y. Li, H. M. Maetz, S. H. Vermund

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Juan Navia died on September 4, 2010. Those who knew him as the director of the University of Alabama's John J. Sparkman Center for International Public Health Education and later the dean of UAB School of Public Health watched him train and shape the next generation of global public health leaders with a kind heart and a firm, but gentle, hand. On this third anniversary of Professor Navia's passing, in response to an invitation from the Journal of Dental Research to write an essay on an educator who influenced the professional trajectories of many people, we have put together an account of some of his contributions and attributes to highlight this remarkable leader's accomplishments in and impact on dental public health and global nutrition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-879
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of dental research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • access to care
  • caries
  • community dentistry
  • dental public health
  • nutrition/nutritional sciences
  • preventive dentistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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