Science Governance

The department of Science Governance supports the ADA Science & Research Institute Board of Directors, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, and the ADA House of Delegates.

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James Lyznicki, MS, MPH
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Jim Lyznicki coordinates and manages the activities of the ADA Science & Research Institute Board of Directors and the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA). He also coordinates engagement of staff and volunteers in the science-related initiatives for the ADA House of Delegates. He leads the governance strategy and compliance for the ADASRI and CSA, working directly with ADA member volunteers at all levels. Jim's areas of interest include antimicrobial materials, policy analysis, preventive dentistry, clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, and environmental and occupational health.

(The following profiles are listed alphabetically.)

Hillary DeLong

Hillary DeLong, JD
Senior manager, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs
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Hillary DeLong manages all activities of the Council on Scientific Affairs, assisting the CSA with the development of policies and reports that sustain and enhance the science basis of the dental profession. She connects ADASRI and ADA staff with scientists in government, industry, and other organizations to present ADA policies and positions and/or to represent the CSA on scientific matters. Hillary also collaborates with internal ADA departments to implement strategic initiatives that serve the ADA and ADASRI, as well as ADA members. Hillary's areas of interest include policy analysis, tobacco use and smoking cessation, and governance.

Mariam Siddiqui, MBA, MPH
Policy analyst
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Mariam Siddiqui supports the activities of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and the ADASRI Board of Directors, assisting with meeting facilitation and documentation. In addition, she conducts policy analysis and health equity research. Mariam’s areas of interest include opioid use and infection prevention/control, governance, and immigration reform.

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Tyharrie Woods, MA
Manager, governance operations and programs
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Tyharrie Woods oversees daily operational business activities for the Department of Science Governance at the ADA Science & Research Institute. In this role, she assists with the engagement of ADA member volunteers, with a particular emphasis on the ADASRI Board of Directors and ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. Tyharrie's areas of interest include multicultural oral health, special care dentistry, stakeholder engagement, health inequity, business operations, dissemination and implementation, and public health dentistry.