Last updated on: 1/7/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Justin Merritt, PhD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Oral Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Mothers seem to have a ubiquitous knowledge of the ability of dariy products to deliver calcium to the actively growing bones of adolescents and can be tenacious in their promotion of these benefits. While there is certainly an abundance of data to support this notion, the other health benefits of milk consumption have yet to incorporate themselves into the psyche of the general public.”

“Milk Helps Build Strong Teeth and Promotes Oral Health for Life,” Journal of the California Dental Association, May, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to milk. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to milk.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor of Oral Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Research Scientist, Department of Oral Biology, UCLA School of Dentistry
  • National Institutes of Health
Education:
  • PhD, UCLA, 2004
  • BS, University of Miami, 1997
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Known about Milk's Effect on Teeth?