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Mary L. Marazita, PhD
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Mary  L.  Marazita, PhD

  • Associate Dean of Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Oral Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Director, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Marazita’s research focuses on the genetics of cleft lip and palate, genetic and other factors contributing to oral health disparities in Appalachia, and the identification of maternal and fetal genetic factors in premature birth.

She has appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Columbian, the Los Angeles Times and the Beijing People’s Daily News.

Dr. Marazita earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1980

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