Jan Hu, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Samuel D Harris Collegiate Professor of Dentistry
Hu received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from National Taiwan University in 1985. Three years later, she received a specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Hu earned a PhD in craniofacial biology (1990), completed a postdoctoral fellowship in craniofacial molecular biology and held the position of clinical assistant professor.
In 1993, she joined the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where she was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure.
She joined the U-M School of Dentistry in 2002 as an associate professor with tenure. In 2005 she was named the director of pediatric dentistry and in 2006 was promoted to full professor.
Jan Hu's research focuses on the regulation of tooth formation and genetic mutations associated with dental structures. Her clinical interests are in the area of craniofacial anomalies and special patient care among pediatric dental patients.
In addition to her research and teaching, Hu holds several positions in professional societies, including the Science Affairs Committee of the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and on two editorial boards, the Journal of Dental Research and the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry. Hu is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.