Christopher H. Fox, D.M.D., D.M.S.c.
Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc, is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR). Dr. Fox completed his dental, post graduate and clinical studies at Harvard University, receiving a DMD, a Master of Science in Epidemiology, a Doctorate of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology and Oral Epidemiology, and completed residencies in Periodontology and Dental Public Health. Dr. Fox was previously employed by the Colgate Palmolive Company and held various positions based in the United States, England, and France, before joining IADR/AADR in 2003. He is passionate about public policy being adequately informed by the latest available evidence, to identify research gaps where they exist, and to advocate for research funding to address those gaps. Working with the IADR Board of Directors and other key stakeholders, he has brought attention to the need for research to inform the global oral health policy agenda and to address global oral health inequalities. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Dental Research and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and has received the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award.