Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD. is Professor Emeritus of Developmental Biology (Behavioral Medicine) in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Harvard University while a Consultant in Psychology, Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and former Dean of NYU College of Dentistry while Professor of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine and Psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Science and an Attending Physician at New York University Hospital.
Previously he was an Associate Dean at Tufts University ; as well as a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania; in Aarhus, Denmark; Groningen in the Netherlands; Gothenburg, Sweden; at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine (2016); and the University of Barcelona (1995); as well as McGill University, Montreal, while serving as the Founding Director of the Research Institute of the Royal Victoria Hospital. For over thirty years (1960-90) he served as a consultant to Astra Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., (now Astra Zeneca) of Worcester, MA
Following his AB from Brown University and MA from Boston University in psychology, he received a DMD and did a residency in Periodontology and Oral Medicine at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital, and received his PhD in Psychology from Brandeis University.
Author of over 150 published articles, abstracts, reviews, and books, while lecturing on various topics throughout the world, he continues his research and teaching activities, including organization of health care; lateralization of structure, function, and pathology of the orofacial area in biopsychosocial responses to pain and stress; the anthropometric bases of perceptions of facial and body morphology (shape) in relation to the impact of actual and perceived facial and body dysmorphia . and eating disorders.
In addition to having been a Fulbright Scholar in Sweden, Dr. Giddon is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Dentists, American Public Health Association, American Psychological Association, International College of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, and a member of the American Psychosomatic Society, Society for Psychophysiological Research, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and Charter Member of the American Pain Society.