College of Dental Medicine Faculty Tenured in 2023

The College of Dental Medicine welcomed Mildred Embree to its tenured faculty in 2023.

Tenure is a distinction that recognizes scholarly excellence, demonstrated capacity for imaginative, original work, and great promise for continued contributions at the leading edge of one's discipline.

Mildred Embree, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine

Mildred Embree

Mildred Embree, Associate Professor of Dental Medicine, is an orthodontist-scientist who studies skeletal joint development and diseases, adult stem cells, and tissue regeneration.  She focuses on osteoarthritis, which involves the breakdown of cartilage in joints.

Embree, who bridges basic and clinical science, seeks to develop minimally invasive treatments for osteoarthritis, including stem cell therapies, to help restore or regenerate the cartilage.  Her work, which is supported by the National Institute of Health is paving the way for potential treatments for this disease. 

Embree earned her DMD and PhD from the University of South Carolina before joining the Columbia faculty in 2010, earning tenure in 2023.

Mildred Embree's Faculty Profile