Current and Past Fellows
Gregory Ruhnke, MD, MS, MPH
Project: Oral Health and the Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia
Dr. Ruhnke is a Hospitalist at the University of Chicago whose research expertise includes the measurement of outcomes, quality, and resource utilization among pneumonia patients. With support from the Oral Health Faculty Development Fellowship, he aims to further understand the relationship between oral health and patient risk for pneumonia by conducting a comprehensive literature review, assessing the care currently provided to hospitalized patients with poor oral hygiene, and testing the feasibility of enrolling patients into a randomized trial to assess an oral care intervention.