Kristin Hoeft, PhD, MPH

Education/Focus Groups
Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences
+1 415 514-3538
Education & Focus Groups

Dr. Hoeft has expertise in health education, dental health communication and qualitative research methods. She focuses on making optimal home hygiene and dental care experiences accessible to diverse and vulnerable populations. Her role on this project is to provide technical assistance to local health departments doing their oral health assessments, and to ensure that all materials are easy to read and understand.

Publications: 

Spanish-speaking Mexican-American parents' experiences while navigating the dental care system for their children.

Journal of public health dentistry

Lopez A, Hoeft KS, Guerra C, Barker JC, Chung LH, Burke NJ

Behavioural determinants of health and disease.

Lawrence W. Green, Kristin S. Hoeft, Robert A. Hiatt

Adolescents' Substance Use and Physical Activity Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

JAMA pediatrics

Chaffee BW, Cheng J, Couch ET, Hoeft KS, Halpern-Felsher B

Barriers and Facilitators to Promoting Oral Health Literacy and Patient Communication among Dental Providers in California.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Tseng W, Pleasants E, Ivey SL, Sokal-Gutierrez K, Kumar J, Hoeft KS, Horowitz AM, Ramos-Gomez F, Sodhi M, Liu J, Neuhauser L

A qualitative assessment of barriers and facilitators to implementing recommended infant nutrition practices in Mumbai, India.

Journal of health, population, and nutrition

Athavale P, Hoeft K, Dalal RM, Bondre AP, Mukherjee P, Sokal-Gutierrez K

Disparities in the Quality of Pediatric Dental Care: New Research and Needed Changes.

Social Policy Report

Stephanie M. Reich, Kristin S. Hoeft, Guadalupe Díaz, Wendy Ochoa, Amy Gaona

Importance of Content and Format of Oral Health Instruction to Low-income Mexican Immigrant Parents: A Qualitative Study.

Pediatric dentistry

Chang CP, Barker JC, Hoeft KS, Guerra C, Chung LH, Burke NJ

Childhood Socioeconomic Position and Pubertal Onset in a Cohort of Multiethnic Girls: Implications for Breast Cancer.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Hiatt RA, Stewart SL, Hoeft KS, Kushi LH, Windham GC, Biro FM, Pinney SM, Wolff MS, Teitelbaum SL, Braithwaite D

Maintaining Traditions: A Qualitative Study of Early Childhood Caries Risk and Protective Factors in an Indigenous Community.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Levin A, Sokal-Gutierrez K, Hargrave A, Funsch E, Hoeft KS

An ethnographic study of salt use and humoral concepts in a Latino farm worker community in California's Central Valley.

Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine

Barker JC, Guerra C, Gonzalez-Vargas MJ, Hoeft KS

Childhood Socioeconomic Position and Pubertal Onset: Implications for Breast Cancer.

Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention

RA Hiatt, SL Stewart, KS Hoeft, LH Kushi, G Windham, FM Biro, SM Pinney, M Wolff, S Teitelbaum, D Braithwaite

Behavioural determinants of health and disease.

Lawrence W. Green, Robert A. Hiatt, Kristin S. Hoeft

Rural Latino caregivers' beliefs and behaviors around their children's salt consumption.

Appetite

Hoeft KS, Guerra C, Gonzalez-Vargas MJ, Barker JC

Rural Latino farmworker fathers' understanding of children's oral health.

Pediatric dentistry

Swan MA, Barker JC, Hoeft KS

Urban Mexican-American mothers' beliefs about caries etiology in children.

Community dentistry and oral epidemiology

Hoeft KS, Barker JC, Masterson EE