Dr. Yang has a growing program of research, scholarship, and expertise on the oral-systemic connection. Her investigations in this area focus on the oral microbiome and inflammation as an underlying mechanism to explain the relationship between poor oral health and extra-oral conditions. Within this research area, she has three domains of investigation. First, among maternal populations she investigates the role of the oral microbiome and inflammation in maternal birth outcomes. Second, she studies how oral health, the oral microbiome, and inflammation interact and contribute to cognitive decline among older adults. Finally, she investigates the impact of e-cigarette use on oral health, the oral microbiome, and inflammatory pathways.
Oral Health, Inflammation, and the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment among Cancer Caregivers
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