Flood, Dr. Sara J.
Title:
Assistant Professor - Biology/Human Anatomy
Office:
SB242w
Phone:
801-863-5674
Fax:
801-863-8064
Mail Code:
299
Sara Flood - cv
Last Updated: 4/20/18 -

Dr. Flood is a member of the Department of Biology, College of Science and Health.  She started at UVU in the Fall of 2015 as she was previously at The University of Western Australia.  She specializes in the areas of human anatomy (gross and microscopic) and physiology and her research is in forensic odontology.

 

Education

Ph.D. in Forensic Odontology (2007 - 2012) - The University of Western Australia, Perth. Australia. School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology.

MForSci. (2005 - 2007) - The University of Western Australia, Perth. Australia.  Center for Forensic Science and the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology.

BSc., Honours (1996 - 2002) - The University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.  College of Biology.

 

Professional Employment

Utah Valley University (2015 to present) - Assistant Professor

The University of Western Australia (2012 - 2015) - Assistant Professor

- Lectured at UWA's Medical and Dental School

- Program & Course Coordinator for the Medical & Aboriginal Health Sciences Program

- Program and Course Coordinator for the Aboriginal Orientation Program

The University of Western Australia (2008 - 2011) - Human Prosector

- Dissection of human cadavers in order to highlight the anatomical features and structures of interest for the purposes of medical and dental education.

The University of Western Australia (2006 - 2012) - Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

Teaching Experience

Utah Valley University

  • Special Topic: Odontology Research (BIOL 490R) - Department of Biology; Utah Valley University. Lecturer (Spring 2018).
  • Student Research (BIOL 489R) - Department of Biology; Utah Valley University. Lecturer (2016; Spring 2017).
  • Student Seminar (BIOL 494R) - Department of Biology; Utah Valley University. Lecturer (Spring 2016 & 2017).
  • Human Anatomy (ZOOL 2320) - Department of Biology; Utah Valley University. Lecturer (Spring 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017; Fall 2017; Spring 2018).
  • Human Anatomy Laboratory (ZOOL 2325) - Department of Biology; Utah Valley University. Lab Instructor (Fall 2015; Spring 2016; Fall 2016).
  • Human Physiology (ZOOL 2420) - Department of Biology; Utah Valley University. Lecturer (Fall 2015; Summer 2017).

 

The University of Western Australia

  • Advanced Human Biological Sciences II (AHEA2204) - Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health, Faculty of Medicine; The University of Western Australia. Lecturer (2014).
  • Introduction to Human Biological Sciences I (AHEA1103) - Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health, Faculty of Medicine; The University of Western Australia. Lecturer (2014).
  • Introduction to Human Biological Sciences II (AHEA1104) - Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health, Faculty of Medicine; The University of Western Australia. Lecturer (2014).
  • Human Biology II (ANHB0035) - School of Indigenous Studies; The University of Western Australia. Lecturer (2012 & 2014).
  • Human Biology I (ANHB0034) - School of Indigenous Studies; The University of Western Australia. Lecturer (2012 & 2013).
  • Chemistry I (CHEM0036) - School of Indigenous Studies; The University of Western Australia. Lecturer (2012).
  • Human Functional Morphology (ANHB3304) - School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology; The University of Western Australia. Lab Instructor (2011).
  • Human Functional Anatomy (ANHB2213) - School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology; The University of Western Australia. Lab Instructor (2011).
  • Pre-Medicine Short Course (IMED0090) - Centre for Aboriginal Medicine and Dental Health, Faculty of Medicine; The University of Western Australia.  Lecturer (Summer 2011).
  • Human Biology II (ANHB1102) - School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology; The University of Western Australia. Lecturer and Lab Instructor (2008 - 2011).
  • Human Structure and Development (ANHB2212) - School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology; The University of Western Australia. Lecturer and Lab Instructor (2008 - 2011).
  • Human Biology I (ANHB1101) - School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology; The University of Western Australia. Lab Instructor (2008 - 2011).
  • Anatomy for Dental Students (IDNT2223) - School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology/Faculty of Dentistry; The University of Western Australia. Lab Instructor (2008).
  • Molecules, Genes and Cells (IMED1114) - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry/Faculty of Medicine; The University of Western Australia. Lab Instructor (2007 - 2009).
  • Normal Systems (IMED1100) - School of Chemistry and Biochemistry/Faculty of Medicine; The University of Western Australia. Lab Instructor (2007 - 2009).
  • Biological Anthropology (ANHB3311) - School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology; The University of Western Australia. Lab Instructor (2007 & 2009).
  • Forensic Anthropology (FNSC8612) - Centre for Forensic Science; The University of Western Australia. Lab Instructor (2006).

 

Scientific Publications

Flood, SJ., Franklin, D., Turlach, BA., McGeachie, J. (2013)  A comparison of Demirjian's four dental development methods for forensic age estimation in South Australian sub-adults. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 20, 875-883.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24112340

Flood, SJ., Mitchell, W., Oxnard, CE., Turlach, BA., McGeachie, J. (2011)  A comparison of Demirjian's four dental development methods for forensic age assessment. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56(6), 1610-1615.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21854378

Flood, SJ., Mitchell, W., Oxnard, CE., Turlach, BA., McGeachie, J. (2011) To evaluate the utility of smaller sample sizes when assessing dental maturity curves for forensic age estimation. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56(6), 1604-1609.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21854379

Flood, S., Franklin, D., Oxnard, CE., Meyer, J., & Dadour, I. (2006) Dental development in Western Australian sub adults. HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 58, 246-247. [Published Abstract]

 

Manuscripts In Preparation and Review

Irwin, E., Mollner, B., Flood, SJ., Mitchell, W., Kruger, E. Tennant, M.  Does the distribution of private dentists in Utah, USA match population need? A high resolution GIS analysis. General Dentistry [In review]

Mollner, B., Blandon, R., Knapton, J., Flood, SJ., Kruger, E., Tennant, M. High resolution mapping of reticulated water fluoride in Utah: opportunities to improve oral health. [In preparation]

Larsen, S., Charles, C., Walker, M., Flood, SJ., Kruger, E., Tennant, M. Indian Health Services: lack of medical care and availability for Native Americans. [In preparation]

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Irwin, E., Mollner, B., Flood, SJ., Kruger, E., Tennant, M. The distribution of private practice dentists in Utah: A high resolution GIS analysis. Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR). Utah Valley University. Spring 2017. [Poster presentation]

 

  • Irwin, E., Mollner, B., Flood, SJ., Kruger, E., Tennant, M. Does the distribution of private dentists in Utah, USA match population need? A high resolution GIS analysis. Biology Colloqium. Utah Valley University. Spring 2017. [Oral presentation]

 

  • Irwin, E., Mollner, B., Flood, SJ., Mitchell, W., Tennant, M. Does the distribution of private dentists in Utah, USA match population need? A high resolution GIS analysis. Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Utah Valley University. Spring 2017. [Oral presentation]

 

  • Flood, SJ., Mitchell, WJ., Franklin, D., Turlach, BA., Tennant, M., McGeachie, J. The Utility of Smaller Sample Sizes in Forensic Odontology for Age Estimation. 22nd Annual Combined Biological Sciences Meeting. The University of Western Australia. August 2012. [Poster presentation]

 

  • Classroom to Courtroom. Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society. Fremantle, Western Australia. April 2006. [Conference Facilitator]

 

  • Flood, S., Franklin, D., Oxnard, CE., Meyer, J., Dadour, I. Dental development in Western Australian sub adults. Human Biology: Understanding the Past to Inform the Future. Proceedings of The Australasian Society for Human Biology 20th Annual Conference. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT). December 2006. [Oral Presentation]

 

Awards and Grants

2017 - Scholarly Activities Committee (SAC) Grant, Utah Valley University ($7,180)     

2017 - Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activities (URSCA) ($3,000)      

2016 - Scholarly Activities Committee (SAC) Grant, Utah Valley University ($7,180)                            

2012 - Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), The University of Western Australia ($23,728)              

2012 - The University of Western Australia Safety Net Top-Up Scholarship, The University of Western Australia ($3,500)

2011 - Australian Postgradute Award (APA), The University of Western Australia ($23,728)                 

2011 - The University of Western Australia Safety Net Top-Up Scholarship, The University of Western Australia ($3,500)                                                                                                                                   

2010 - University Postgraduate Award (UPA), The University of Western Australia ($22,860)              

2010 - The University of Western Australia Safety Net Top-Up Scholarship, The University of Western Australia ($3,500)                                                                                                                                     

2007 - Australasian Society for Human Biology Postgraduate Travel Scholarship.

 

College Academic Committees

Faculty Senator for the University Senate (2016 to present)

Alternate UVU IRB committee member (2016 to present)

Mentor to the Pre-Dentistry Club

 

To the Profession

North American Hub Leader for the International Research Collaborative - Oral Health and Equity (2016 to present)

Editor for Human Anatomy Open Access Journal (2016 to present)

Editor for Biomedical Research and Public Health ((2017 to present)