At the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Callanan teaches courses that center on understanding the cultural and social determinants of health, implicit bias, and health equity and equality to pre-doctoral students with the goal of graduating more compassionate and culturally-minded doctors who care for all populations
In the classroom, Deidre’s goal is to teach in a way that inspires and connects. Learning also takes place outside of the classroom through experiential learning sessions. In these off-campus site visits, students go into communities to form relationships and understand at the most basic level, the barriers, successes, and issues that populations have in accessing and receiving health care.
Dr. Braun completed her pediatric residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and has been practicing general pediatrics in Colorado for the past 18 years where she serves a largely Hispanic population and teaches residents and students on a daily basis.
She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at the CU Anschutz School of Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor at the CU School of Dental Medicine.
She conducts oral health disparity research with support from NIH/ NIDCR and various Colorado foundations through the Children Outcomes Research and Colorado Native Oral Health Research Programs at the CU Anschutz Medical Center and the Colorado School of Public Health. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Oral Health and Region 8 and Colorados’ Oral Health Advocate.