Deborah Franklin is Associate Professor in General Practice and Dental Public Health at the UTHealth School of Dentistry. Dr. Franklin directs the Clinical Humanities Certificate Program and Beyond Silos electives for dental students who want to incorporate the humanities into their training and future practice. The three Beyond Silos electives—Art of Observation, Ethics: Historical Lessons, and Suffering: Pathographies of Mental Illness—are interprofessional and bring together students of dentistry, medicine, and nursing.


Bachelor of Science
University of Pittsburgh
Master of Arts
University of Houston at Clear Lake
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Temple University