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Prof Peres Marco

Prof Peres Marco

Senior Principal Investigator

Profile

Marco is a dentist graduated by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he concluded his diploma in Public Health, Master in Public Health and PhD in Epidemiology after having spent one year at the University College London. After almost 20 years working as an Associate Professor in Public Health and Epidemiology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 2012 he was appointed as a Professor in Population Oral Health and Director of the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), University of Adelaide. In 2018 he took a position as a Professor of Dental and Oral Health Research, School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, Australia.


Marco is a founder member of the International Centre for Oral Health Inequalities Research and Policy (ICOHIRP) based at University College London, United Kingdom, a member of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases Collaboration, the deputy chair of the Expert Working Group for Fluoride of the Australian and New Zealand Nutrient Reference Values for Fluoride, a member of the Oral Health Expert Group of the Australian Burden of Diseases 2011 Study, a member of the Australia Dental Association Oral Health Tracker, and a member of The Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health.


Marco has been cited in a paper published in 2016 in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12249) as the seventh most productive researcher in Public Health Dentistry in the world in the last half-century. Marco was the recipient of the 2017 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award for Global Oral Health Research. Currently, Marco is the vice-president of the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network (GOHIRN).


In the past ten years, Marco has given oral presentations at 45 conferences in Australia, Brazil, USA, UK, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Canada, Uruguay, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.
Marco has supervised 37 postgraduate students, edited three books, and authored several book chapters and more than 250 peer-reviewed papers.

Education

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Senior Principal Investigator, Academic Clinical Programme Office, National Dental Centre Singapore; Professor and Director Oral Health ACP, Health Services and Systems Research Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Adjunct Professor, Adelaide Dental School, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Visiting Professor, School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, Australia

Awards

Research Interests

​Health services research, oral health surveillance, use of fluorides, inequalities in oral health, life course epidemiology and the relationship between oral health and general health.

Publications and Research Trials

Book Editor

  1. Antunes JLF, Peres MA. Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. [In Portuguese].
  2. Antunes JLF, Peres MA. Oral Epidemiology. 2nd ed. Sao Paulo: Santos/Guanabara Koogan, 2013. [In Portuguese].
  3. Peres MA, Antunes JLF, Watt RG. Oral Epidemiology - A Textbook on Oral Health Conditions, Research Topics and Methods. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2020.

Monograph (edition)

  1. Watt RG, Listl S, Peres M, Heilmann A. Social inequalities in oral health: From evidence to action. International Centre for Oral Health Inequalities Research & Policy. London: UCL, 2015.
  2. Peres MA, Brennan DS, Balasubramanian M. Oral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific: A call for action. Gurgaon, India/Adelaide, Australia: Nature India and the University of Adelaide, 2017.
  3. Peres MA, Watt RG. Policy solutions for oral health inequalities. Adelaide, Australia: The University of Adelaide, 2017.

Monograph (chapters)

  1. Peres MA, Listl S, Heilmann A. Lifecourse oral health epidemiology. International Centre for Oral Health Inequalities Research & Policy. London: UCL, 2015. pp.16-17.
  2. Peres MA, Brennan DS, Balasubramanian M. Oral health inequalities and health systems in Asia-Pacific: A call for action. Gurgaon, India/Adelaide, Australia: Nature India and the University of Adelaide, 2017. S1-2.
  3. Peres MA, Luzzi L. Oral health inequalities in Australia. In: Oral Health Inequalities and Health Systems In Asia-Pacific: A Call For Action. Gurgaon, India/Adelaide, Australia: Nature India and the University of Adelaide, 2017. S12-S13.

Chapters in books

  1. Peres MA, Antunes JLF. The contribution of the epidemiological method to oral health. In: Antunes JLF; Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 3-18. [In Portuguese].
  2. Peres MA, Peres KG. Oral Health Surveys. A guide to health service planners. In: Antunes JLF; Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 19-31. [In Portuguese].
  3. Antunes JLF, Peres MA, Frazão P. Dental caries. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 49-67. [In Portuguese].
  4. Lunardelli SE, Peres MA. Enamel defects in the primary dentition. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 165-179. [In Portuguese].
  5. Peres MA, Peres KG. Oral health in the lifecourse. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 249-259. [In Portuguese].
  6. Peres MA, Peres KG. Early life influence on later oral health. In: Moysés ST, Kriger L. Moysés SJ. (Org.). Family Oral Health. 1 ed. São Paulo: Artes Médicas, 2008. p. 195-206. [In Portuguese].
  7. Bonecker M, Pordeus IA, Aida J, Peres MA. Epidemiology of oral problems in children and adolescents. In: Sheiham A, Moises SJ, Watt RG, Bonecker (editors). Promoting the Oral Health of Children and Adolescents. Theory & Practice. 2nd ed. Quintessence editor LTDA 2014; pp 47–68.

Research Trials

  • Assessing the effect of tooth loss on cognition of older people: findings from the Panel on Health and Ageing of Singaporean Elderly (PHASE) cohort study
  • Validation of self-reported periodontal diseases among Singaporean adults
  • Delivering effective dental healthcare in 2020-2030: A national longitudinal partnership study of the burden of oral diseases in Australian adults
  • Mapping oral health inequalities globally – The Lancet Commission of Global Oral Health
  • Socio and biological determinants of oral health over the life course: the Pelotas birth cohort studies
  • Potential dimensions and variables to characterise dental care systems - first steps towards a new typology. A global collaborative work
  • World Health Organization Oral Health Indicators working group
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