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Tamanna Tiwari

Assistant Professor

Tamanna Tiwari

​Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health
Mail Stop F847
13065 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-9539
Fax: 303-724-6986



  • MPH, New York University
  • MDS, Bharati VidyaPeeth Deemed University
  • BDS, Bharati VidyaPeeth Deemed University

Honors and Awards

  • University of Colorado, Colorado Immersion Training, 2015
  • University of Colorado, Certificate in Colorado Mentor Training, 2013
  • ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference, Travel scholarship, 2014
  • University of Colorado, Open Access Fund, 2014


Department Affiliations

  • Community Dentistry and Population Health

Research Interests

  • Oral health disparities
  • Behavioral health
  • Early childhood caries
  • Community based participatory research


  • American Association of Dental Research (AADR)
  • International Association of Dental Research (IADR)
  • American (and International) Association of Dental Research
    IADR Councilor, 2016 -
  • American Dental Education Association 
  • American Association of Public Health Dentistry
  • American Public Health Association
    Member, Oral Health Section
    Planning Committee Member, 2014

Leadership Roles

  • President, IADR's Women in Science Network 2015-2018

Ongoing Research

Dr. Tiwari has a NIDCR funded career development K99/R00 grant funding, which is a descriptive​ study in oral health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in Latina mothers and its association with dental caries in children.


Recent Publications

  • Rai, N and Tiwari T. Parental Factors Influencing the Development of Early Childhood Caries in Developing Nations: A Systematic Review. Front. Public Health 2018 doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00064.
  • Tiwari T., Jamieson L., Broughton J., Lawrence HP., Batliner T., Arantes R., Albino J. Reducing Indigenous Oral Health Inequalities: A Review from Five Nations. Journal of Dental Research. 2018 (In Press).
  • Tiwari T. Social Determinants of Health: An Essential Element in Dental Education. J Dent Educ 2018;82(3):235-36.
  • Albino J., Batliner TS., Tiwari T, Henderson WG. Response to the Letter to the Editor: “Preventing Caries in American Indian Children: Lost Battle or New Hope?” JDR CTR 2018.
  • Tiwari T., Baker S., Albino J. Reducing Oral Health Disparities: Social, Environmental and cultural factors. Front. Public Health 2017;5:298. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00298
  • Wilson AR., Mulvahill MJ., Tiwari T. The impact of maternal self-efficacy and oral health beliefs on early childhood caries in Latino children. Front. Public Health. 2017. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00228.
  • Doan L., Tiwari T., Brunson D., Carey CM. Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit Impact on Dental Utilization: a University Clinic Setting. Frontier in Public Health. 2017.
  • Tiwari T., Wilson AR., Mulvahill M., Rai N., Albino J. Maternal Factors Associated with Early Childhood Caries in Urban Latino Children. JDR CTR. 2017. doi/10.1177/2380084417718175
  • Albino J, Tiwari T, Gansky, SA, Barker JC, Brega, AG, Gregorich S, Heaton B, Batliner, TS, Borelli, B, Gultman P et al. The Basic Research Factors Questionnaire for Studying Early Childhood Caries. BMC Oral Health. 2017:17:83;DOI: 10.1186/s12903-017-0374-5.
  • Tiwari, T., Baker, S. R., Albino, J., eds. (2017). Reducing Oral Health Disparities: What can we Learn from Social, Environmental and Cultural Factors? Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978- 2-88945-371-9
  • Tiwari T., Rai N., Colmenero, E., Gonzalez H., Castro M. A community-based participatory research approach to understand urban Latino parent’s oral health knowledge and beliefs. International Journal of Dentistry, 2017:9418305.doi10.1155/2017/9418305.
  • Tiwari T. and Albino J. Acculturation and Pediatric Minority Oral Health Interventions. Dental Clinics, 2017; 61(3) (in press).
  • Garcia R.I., Gregorich S., Ramos-Gomez F., Braun P. A, Wilson A., Albino J., Tiwari T., Harper M., Batliner T.S., Rasmussen M., Cheng N. F., Santo W., Geltman P.L., Henshaw M., Gansky S.A. Absence of Fluoride Varnish–Related Adverse Events in Caries Prevention Trials in Young Children, United States. Prev Chronic Dis 2017; 14:160372. DOI:
  • Garcia R.I., Tiwari T., Ramos-Gomez F., Heaton B., Orozco M., Rasmussen M., Braun P., Henshaw M., Borrelli B., Albino J., Diamond C., Gebela C., Batliner T.S., Barker J. C., Gregorich S., Gansky S.A and E. C. C. C. Retention Strategies for Health Disparities Preventive Trials: Findings from the Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. October, 2016. 10.1111/jphd.12182.
  • Tiwari T. A School Based Lay Workforce Model Reduced Dental Caries Incidence in Children. Journal of Evidence based Dental Practice. DOI10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.010
  • P.A. Braun, D.O. Quissell, W.G. Henderson, L.L. Bryant, S.E. Gregorich, C. George, N. Toledo, D. Cudeii, V. Smith, N. Johs, J. Cheng, M. Rasmussen, N.F. Cheng, W. Santo, T. Batliner, A. Wilson, A. Brega, R. Roan, K. Lind, T. Tiwari, S. Shain, G. Schaffer, M. Harper, S.M. Manson, J. Albino. A Cluster-Randomized, Community-Based, Tribally Delivered Oral Health Promotion Trial in Navajo Head Start Children. Journal of dental Research. 2016, doi: 10.1177/0022034516658612.
  • Albino, J and Tiwari T. Preventing childhood caries: A review of recent behavioral research. JDR. doi: 10.1177/0022034515609034. 
  • Tiwari, T., Scarbro, S., Bryant L. L, Puma. J. Factors Associated with Tooth Loss in Older Adults in Rural Colorado. J Community Health. 2015 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Tiwari, T., Albino, J., Batliner, T. Challenges Faced in Engaging American Indian Mothers in an Early Childhood Caries Preventive Trial. International Journal of Dentistry, vol. 2015, 5 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/179189.
  • Tiwari, T., Sharma, T., Harper, M., Zacher, T., Roan, R., George, C., Swyers, E., Toledo, N., Batliner, T., Braun, P.A., Albino, J. Community Based Participatory Research to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in American Indian Children. J Fam Med. 2015;2(3): 1028.
  • Tiwari, T., Casciello, A., Gansky, S.A., Henshaw, M., Ramos-Gomez, F., Rasmussen, M., Garcia, R., Albino, J., Batliner, T., and Early Childhood Caries Collaborative Centers. Recruitment for Health Disparities Preventive Intervention Trials: The Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers. Prev Chronic Dis 2014 Aug 7;11:E133. doi: 10.5888/pcd11.140140.
  • Tiwari, T., Quissell, D.O., Henderson, W.G., Thomas, J.F., Bryant, L.L., Braun, P., Albino, J. Factors Associated with Oral Health Status in American Indian Children.  Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities DOI: 10.1007/s40615-014-0017-3.
  • Albino, J., Tiwari, T., Henderson, W. G., Thomas, J. F., Bryant, L.L., Batliner, T., Braun, P. A., Wilson, A., Quissell D.O. Learning from Caries-Free Children in a High Caries American Indian Population. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. doi: 10.1111/jphd.12058.
  • Batliner, T., Wilson, A., Tiwari, T., Glueck, D., Henderson, W. G., Thomas, J. F., Braun, P., Cudeii, D., Quissell, D.O., Albino J. Oral health status in Navajo Nation Head Start Children. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. DOI: 10.1111/jphd.12061.
  • Batliner, T., Fehringer K.A., Tiwari T., Henderson, W.G., Wilson, A., Brega, A., Albino, J. Motivational Interviewing with American Indian Mothers to Prevent Early Childhood Caries:  Study Design and Methodology of a Randomized Control Trial. Trials 2014 Apr 14;15(1):125.
  • Albino, J., Buti, A., Henderson W. G., Tiwari. T., Brega, A. G., Thomas, J. F., Bryant, L. L., Braun P. A., Quissell D. O. Validation of the Sense of Coherence Scale in a Study of Early Childhood Caries in an American Indian Population. Psychological Assessment.
  • Batliner TS, Tiwari T, Wilson A, Brinton JM,  Daniels DM, Gallegos JR, Lind KE, Glueck DH, Albino J. An Assessment of Oral health on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Fourth World Journal 2013; 12(1): 5-17. 

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