Dr. Burgette is a clinician-investigator in oral health services research with a board-certification in pediatric dentistry and a PhD in health policy and management. She earned her DMD degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. In addition, she has an appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Burgette runs a multisite social network study in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Her research uses mixed qualitative and quantitative methods to study the impact of mothers’ social networks on children’s oral health utilization, practices and dental caries experience in Northern Appalachia, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.