Dentist researcher named White House fellow

A pediatric dentist and researcher has been named a White House fellow in the Office of the National Cyber Director.

The White House Fellows program was established in 1964 to provide people experience working in the federal government with senior White House staff, cabinet secretaries and other administration officials, according to a Sept. 14 news release.

Jacqueline Burgette, DMD, PhD, is a pediatric dentist and an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She has participated in several initiatives focused on advancing dental health equity, particularly with oral health disparities in children. She previously developed an educational tool for communities with high rates of tooth decay and launched a dental clinic for children with HIV/AIDS in Haiti.

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