Director, MS Program in Clinical Research
Director, Biostatistics Core
Dept. of Epidemiology and Health Promotion
NYU College of Dentistry
NYU College of Global Public Health
433 First Avenue, Room 712, New York, NY 10010
MPH, Epidemiology, Harvard University
PhD, Research, Statistics, & Evaluation, University of Virginia
MPhil, Education, Cambridge University
BAMT, Education, University of Virginia
What are the oral health determinants of quality of life? How can improved oral health positively influence educational success and psychosocial functioning? My research lies at the intersection of dentistry, epidemiology, and education. I am interested in the impact of school-based caries prevention on oral health and student achievement, and the effects of craniofacial surgery on the quality of life of children with cleft.
In addition to my academic appointments, I am also the Director of the MS Program in Clinical Research and Director of the Biostatistics Core.
As principal investigator
Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.
Ruff RR, Niederman R. Silver diamine fluoride versus therapeutic sealants for the arrest and prevention of dental caries in low-income minority children: Study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMJ Open 2018;8(4):e022646.
Ruff RR, Niederman R. Comparative effectiveness of school-based caries prevention: A prospective cohort study. BMC Oral Health 2018;18(53).
Ruff RR, Niederman R. School-based caries prevention, tooth decay, and the community. JDR Clinical & Translational Research 2018;3(2):180-187.
Ruff RR, Crerand C, Sawyer D, et al. Surgical care for school-aged youth with cleft: Results from a multicenter, prospective observational study. The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal 2018;1(9).
Ruff RR, Sischo L, Broder HL. Development and validation of the Child Oral Health Impact Profile - Preschool version (COHIP-PS). Community Dental Health 2017;34(3):176-182.
Ruff RR, Sischo L, Broder HL. Minimally important difference of the Child Oral Health Impact Profile for children with orofacial anomalies. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2016;14(140).
Ruff RR, Broder HL, Sischo L. Resiliency and socioemotional functioning in youth receiving surgery for orofacial anomalies. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2016;44(4):371-80.
Ruff RR, Zhen C. Estimating the effects of a calorie-based sugar-sweetened beverage tax on New York City adults using dynamic loss models. Annals of Epidemiology 2015;25(5):350-357.