Dr. Leeann Donnelly is Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, teaching in the dental, dental hygiene and graduate programs at UBC’s Faculty of Dentistry since 2002.

Dr. Donnelly is also the Community and Special Care Coordinator for the Dental Hygiene Degree Program and oversees multiple community-based preventive dental programs and related curriculum. She recently became an Associate Member of SPPH and is an active member of the Collaborating Center for Prison Health and Education.

She received her Bachelor of Dental Science from UBC (2002) MSc (2005) and a PhD in Craniofacial Science (2012).

Her primary area of research and teaching focus on vulnerable and marginalized populations, in particular the development, implementation and evaluation of outreach health services focused on further understanding and addressing health and oral health inequities among persons with a history of incarceration, mental illness, substance use, homelessness, HIV and adverse childhood experiences.

Teaching commitments vary at SPPH.