Ph.D. Student Profile

Deesha  Bhaumik, MS, BA

Deesha Bhaumik, MS, BA

  • Doctoral Student


M.S. Biostatistics, University of Michigan, 2020
B.A. Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2018

Research Interests & Projects

I am interested in the analyzing the cross sections of the oral microbiome, environmental exposures, diet, and access to care to understand how these factors relate to diseases such as dental caries. I am also interested in investigating differences in oral health outcomes for children on Medicaid compared to private insurance, as well as exploring how patients’ spatial access to dental clinics affects their dental insurance utilization. 

Selected Publications

  • Bhaumik, D., Manikandan, D., & Foxman, B. (2021). Cariogenic and oral health taxa in the oral cavity among children and adults: A scoping review. Archives of oral biology, 129, 105204. 
  • Ramadugu, K., Bhaumik, D., Luo, T., Gicquelais, R. E., Lee, K. H., Stafford, E. B., Marrs, C. F., Neiswanger, K., McNeil, D. W., Marazita, M. L., & Foxman, B. (2021). Maternal Oral Health Influences Infant Salivary Microbiome. Journal of dental research, 100(1), 58–65.
  • Ramadugu, K., Blostein, F., Bhaumik, D., Jiang, W., Davis, E., Salzman, E., Srinivasan, U., Marrs, C. F., Neiswanger, K., McNeil, D. W., Marazita, M. L., & Foxman, B. (2020). Co-occurrence of yeast, streptococci, dental decay, and gingivitis in the post-partum period: results of a longitudinal study. Journal of oral microbiology, 12(1), 1746494.