Dr. Pinzon is the Section Head of Public Health and Global Health at the University of Utah School of Dentistry (UUSoD) working in clinical translational research with emphasis in Clinical Research, Dental Materials analysis in vivo and in vitro, and focusing on solutions to improve oral health for disadvantaged populations, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Pinzon obtained her Doctoral of Dental Surgery at the University of Antioquia (UA), a Master of Science and Specialization in Dental Material at the University of Texas, Houston (UT-H), a Postdoctoral Fellowship in clinical translational research at the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), as well an Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR) at the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of California – Berkeley.
Dr. Pinzon has extensive experience in Dental Materials evaluation of different kind of mechanical properties some of her initial knowledge and experience in this area was obtained at the University of Texas, Houston (UT-H), and in a microscopy focused training at the University of Missouri Kansas City (training in scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, micro and nano-leakage analysis of the interfaces under SEM and TEM). Moreover, her in vitro research experience in Dental Materials analysis was finally shaped during her postdoctoral fellowship and faculty appointments at UCSF. Dr. Pinzon has obtained multiple grants from different agencies (NIH, HRSA, CDC) as well as from dental materials manufacture companies. Dr. Pinzon has more than 20 publications and has presented her research work nationally and internationally since 2001. Her current work in Clinical Translational Research, community work and in-vitro studies allow her to have a wide network of professionals that collaborate with her nationally and internationally trying to find solutions to improve public health issues related to oral health for disadvantaged populations and cost effective treatments to treat different kind of populations.