Carol Kunzel

Carol Kunzel

Carol Kunzel

Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry (Community Health) at the Columbia University Medical Center


630 West 168th St., PH17 West #303
New York NY 10032


Carol Kunzel, PhD, has been co-principal investigator on NIH-funded grants for approximately 20 years, during which time she has had extensive experience with the development of telephone and mail surveys for national, New York State, and New York City samples of dentist practitioners. These survey research projects involve the measurement of dentists' attitudes, knowledge, clinical behaviors and adherence to practice guidelines, the identification of influential predictors associated with each, and the measurement of and identification of factors associated with dentists' willingness to treat HIV+ patients. The focus of this work has broadened, since 1997, to include dentists' willingness to treat those at risk, defined as patients with infectious diseases, including HIV infection, as well as hepatitis B and tuberculosis. Dr. Kunzel's research on dentists' adherence to established practice guidelines led to the development of a model of knowledge acquisition based on dentists' adherence to American Heart Association recommendations.


PhD, 1979, New York University

Other Affiliations

Member, American Public Health Association
Secretary-Treasurer, Behavioral Sciences/Health Services Research Group, International Association of Dental Research
Member, American Sociological Association

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