Francesco Chiappelli, Ph.D.


Professor, Dentistry (Oral Biology & Medicine)
Associated Clinical Specialties
Member, Brain Research Institute
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: 310-794-6625
Department Address: 13-089 CHSCampus - 166815 CA UNITED STATES Work Address: OfficeSchool of DentistryLos Angeles, CA 90095UNITED STATES LaboratorySchool of DentistryLos Angeles, CA 90095UNITED STATES


Dr. Chiappelli has been at UCLA continuously since 1972. He obtained his bachelor's (1975), master's (1981) and Ph.D. degrees (1986) at UCLA, and completed his post-doctoral training in psychoneuroimmunology (mind/body interactions), and fundamental & clinical immunology at UCLA. He has been on the UCLA faculty since. Dr. Chiappelli joined the School of Dentistry faculty in 1994, where he has taught evidence-based dentistry, psychoneuroimmunology, anatomy, ontogeny, osteo-immunology, and advanced seminars in cellular immunology to undergraduate & graduates students, as well as to Residents & fellows, and in continuing education courses. Dr. Chiappelli also held a joint position of Health Science Specialist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.