Dr. Lurie is professor and chair of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences and chair of the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He has John Dempsey Hospital appointments in the Departments of Dentistry and Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics. He has been a full-time member of the dental school faculty since 1973, during which time he has done R0-1 research on radiation carcinogenesis, administered predoctoral and graduate educational programs, performed clinical research, and performed imaging care on patients in both dental and medical radiology settings.
He is presently collaborating with Bartron Medical Imaging, Inc., and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, doing research on post-processing and data analysis of medical images for early detection and diagnosis of osteoporosis and colon cancer. Dr. Lurie is presently program director of the NIH/NIDCR Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology Training Grant, as well as its embedded D.M.D./Ph.D. program.
He is past president and a current member of the School of Dental Medicine Council, co-founder of the UConn Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Clinic, and a member of numerous dental school and institutional committees. He is also an active member of his specialty nationally, having served as Councilor for Public Policy and Scientific Affairs of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and Past President of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He is immediate Past President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Lurie has more than 100 publications in the refereed literature, and numerous presentations to local, state, national and international organizations.