Marc W. Heft, D.M.D., M.A., Ph.D.

Marc W. HeftProfessor & CROHA Director, Claude D. Pepper Center


  • D.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1974
  • M.A., American University
  • Ph.D., American University, 1982

Main Interests

My research interests are in gerontology, sensory aging, geriatric dentistry (oral health in aging, see Website for the Florida Dental Care Study), and pain, more specifically, assessment of pain in humans.

Recent Publications

Recent Books/Monographs/Chapters

  • Heft, M.W. & Robinson, M.E. (In press). The challenge of measuring pain in humans. In L.L. Sievert & D.E. Brown (Eds), Biological measures of human experience across the lifespan: making visible the invisible.
    Springer , Cham, Switzerland, 2016, pp. 105-115.