|Professor, Dentistry, Associated Clinical Specialties|
|Member, Brain Research Institute, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center|
In the last three years, Dr. Chiappelli has developed a second area of research that focuses on evidence-based research in dentistry. He conceptualizes this domain of research as consisting of two fundamental domains: one dedicated to developing, characterizing and establishing the tools and the modalities to perform evidence-based research optimally; the other dedicated to applying these tools in specific clinical domains of dentistry. He works closely with the Cochrane group to develop a consensus of the best available evidence for recurrent aphthous stomatis. He is finalizing a textbook on evidence-based research in dentistry and medicine to be published in 2004-2005.
Dr. Chiappelli has been at UCLA continuously since 1972. He obtained his bachelor's (1975), master's (1981) and Ph.D. degrees (1986) at UCLA, and completed his post-doctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology (mind/body interactions), and fundamental & clinical immunology at UCLA. He has been on the UCLA faculty since. Dr. Chiappelli joined the School of Dentistry faculty in 1994, where he has taught evidence-based dentistry, psychoneuroimmunology, anatomy, ontogeny, osteo-immunology, and advanced seminars in cellular immunology to undergraduate & graduates students, as well as to Residents & fellows, and in continuing education courses. Dr. Chiappelli also held a joint position of Health Science Specialist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.