GCDFund Director of Health Systems and Strengthening
Dr Hyewon Lee, DMD MPH
Hyewon Lee is a US board-certified pediatric dentist and public health strategist. She is currently working as the Director of Systems and Capacity Strengthening at Global Child Dental Fund and Delivery System Science Fellow at Academy Health in US. Her main focus of program development and health service research is on health education, program implementation, and both micro- and macro-policy development to improve oral health of mothers and babies. By integrating oral health into prenatal and postnatal care, Hyewon elevates the importance or oral health as a part of primary care for maternal and child population. She gives seminars and lectures on prenatal oral health topic in developing countries to hospitals, schools and national and local government and provides consultation in strategic planning in prenatal oral health programs. Previously, Hyewon worked as a Public Health Dental Officer at the U.S. Department of Health, managing national dental program at health center grantees. She was also closely involved in publishing the National Consensus Statement: Oral Health during Pregnancy, and implemented multiple prenatal oral health programs in underserved areas in US. She received her Doctoral degree in Dental Medicine from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a Master degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.