Christine Wu

Professor of pediatric dentistry


To Christine Wu, raisins, prunes, cranberries, honey and green and black tea are a recipe for good oral health.

Christine Wu

Christine Wu — Photo: Jenny Fontaine

Wu has performed extensive research on functional foods — a food or ingredient that affects functions or systems in the body — and how they may influence diseases in the mouth.

In 2008 Wu was honored by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce as one of three outstanding Illinois Asian American Women in Science and Technology. She has served as president or vice president of many Chinese-American science and technology associations and other professional societies.

Wu has been a consultant to the FDA and a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. She was the UIC College of Dentistry’s associate dean for research from 2002-2007.

She was an adviser to the American Dental Association’s council for scientific affairs and president of the Chicago chapter of the American Association for Dental Research.


  • Caries Research
  • Functional Foods in Oral Health
  • Herbs and Natural Products in Oral Health
  • Dentistry


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