Navigate Up

UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Mary L. Marazita, PhD
For Journalists
Telephone: 412-647-3555

This phone number and email address are not monitored outside our business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If your inquiry is urgent, please call the on-call media relations representative at 412-392-7963.​​​

Want to Make an Appointment or Need Patient Information?

Contact UPMC at
1-800-533-UPMC (8762).

Go to Find a Doctor to search for a UPMC doctor.​


Mary  L.  Marazita, PhD

  • Associate Dean of Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Oral Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Director, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Marazita’s research focuses on the genetics of cleft lip and palate, genetic and other factors contributing to oral health disparities in Appalachia, and the identification of maternal and fetal genetic factors in premature birth.

She has appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Columbian, the Los Angeles Times and the Beijing People’s Daily News.

Dr. Marazita earned her doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1980

UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA |