Kristin Hoeft is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Dentistry in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences and principal investigator of the California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center (COHTAC). She is also affiliated with the UCSF Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health (CANDO) and UCSF’s Dental Public Health Residency program.
Hoeft’s research interests include oral health disparities, oral health literacy, patient-provider communication, tobacco use in adolescents, and community-engaged research. Her research focuses on implementation and evaluation of best oral health practices in real-world settings. She specializes in qualitative research methods.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Duke University, a master’s degree in public health from University of North Carolina, and a doctorate in epidemiology and translation science from UCSF.