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Psychology - Daniel W. McNeil, PhD
Eberly Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology
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COHRA Project

The Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia (COHRA) has been working in West Virginia communities for the past 17+ years. COHRA is an initiative that operates throughout the state, and is funded by a R01 research grant (#DE014899, Factors Contributing to Oral Health Disparities in Appalachia) from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, one of the National Institutes of Health.  

At its heart, COHRA is a research project that aims to identify factors that contribute to the burden of dental problems, and oral health disparities, in children and their families in our state, and throughout Appalachia, and thus to select the most promising areas for intervention.  

In all of the COHRA projects, we are assessing a broad array of factors that lead to health and disease, particularly in the realm of oral health.  
Our areas of investigation include genetics, psychosocial factors (including maternal/postpartum depression, among others), microbiological indices, water quality, degree of rurality, and many more.

Current Bibliography

Current WVU COHRA Staff