UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Mungia, Rahma

Dental School
(210) 562-5685

Dr. Rahma Mungia, Assistant Professor, at the University of Texas Health San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), Department of Periodontics, began her full-time career in 2005. She is a Dental Public Health professional with over 13 years of experience. Dr. Mungia earned her dental degree from KLE Institute India in 2000. She earned her master?s degree from the University of London, England in 2002. In 2005, she also completed her Dental Public Health Residency program in Comprehensive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, UT Health San Antonio. Currently, she serves as the Deputy Director of the Southwest Region of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) and additionally as the Director for the South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN), a local PBRN supported by the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). As Director of the STOHN, she is responsible for overseeing all network activities and the validity of research methods used for STOHN studies. As the Deputy Director of Southwest Region, she is responsible for overall administrative oversight, supervision of regional coordinators and strategic management of the regional component in alignment with the national Network. Dr. Mungia engages in teaching students as well as residents and provides continuing education for academic faculty and private practitioners through active and collaborative learning facilitation methods (Technology of Participation (ToP)). This method differs from traditional lecture and discussion courses in its ability to promote the development of students? research experiences, problem solving, communication, and group participation skills. Dr. Mungia has also utilized this method to generate research idea with faculty and private practitioners to increase collaboration, engagement and introduce new research concepts to these target groups. Dr. Mungia has presented 36 abstracts, 23 posters and 34 presentations at local, national and international meetings. She demonstrated high standards of scholarly performance and service by serving on several local and national committees. She has authored 33 publications (16 peer-reviewed publications, 3 non-peer reviewed publication, 2 peer-reviewed publications that are currently under review and 12 electronic non-peer reviewed publications). Dr. Mungia currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Periodontology, Texas Dental Journal and International Dove Press Journal.

4/2012 - Present Deputy Director, Southwest Region (National Dental Practice-Based Research Network) UTHSA, School of Dentistry (SOD), Periodontics, San Antonio, TX
5/2008 - Present Director, South Texas Oral Health Network (STOHN) UTHSA, Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA), San Antonio, TX
10/2005 - Present Assistant Professor/Research UTHSA, SOD, Periodontics, San Antonio, TX