Dr. Elías Moisés Morón is an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Diverse Dental Society (DDS) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA). His professional experience includes public health, private practice, health services administration, health law, teaching, and research. His job mainly focuses on helping vulnerable and underserved populations living with the negative consequences of oral health disparities to obtain periodic and regular dental care.
Throughout his career, he has worked with people experiencing homelessness, people with a substance use disorder, people living with mental illness, people living with HIV, people arrested and placed in jail, children in foster care, autistic children, children living in poverty, children living in rural areas, and high school students who are pregnant and parenting.
Dr. Morón earned his DDS from Universidad Metropolitana in Colombia, Master of Science Degree in Health Services Management from Universidad del Norte in Colombia, Health Auditing Diploma from Universidad del Norte in Colombia, Master of Public Health from Nova Southeastern University, Master of Science Health Law (Magna Cum Laude) from Nova Southeastern University, Postdoctoral Certificate in Advanced Education in Dental Public Health from New York University Langone, and Postdoctoral Certificate in Principles and Practice of Clinical Research from Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has made significant scholarly contributions, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at national and international conferences.