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Assoc Prof Peres Karen

Assoc Prof Peres Karen

Principal Investigator

National Dental Centre Singapore

Profile

Karen Peres is a dentist with two Masters, one of Paediatric Dentistry and another of Public Health, and a PhD in Epidemiology. Karen has worked for 15 years in universities in Brazil before moving to Australia in 2012 when she got a position as Associate Professor at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), University of Adelaide. Between 2014 and 2018 Karen was the Director of the Dental Practice Education Research Unit (DPERU), a joint venture between the University of Adelaide and Colgate Care. In September 2018 Karen took the position of Associate Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, Australia, where she stayed until April 2020. In May 2020 she joined the National Dental Centre Singapore in Singapore, where she is appointed as Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

Karen is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of Child Oral Health and Oral Epidemiology. Karen was a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Australian Dental Research Foundation and South Pacific Child Oral Health Taskforce from 2013 to 2020.

Karen has been involved in an international collaborative work on the effects of breastfeeding on several children's health outcomes which findings were spread worldwide and resulted in a special issue of The Lancet published in 2016 (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)01024-7). She has supervised more than 30 Masters and PhD students and authored fourteen book chapters and 147 peer-reviewed papers. Her work has received 9,490 citations with an H index of 53. She is a Chief Investigator in an NHMRC partnership grant of the ongoing National Adult Oral Health in Australia, and is one of the coordinators of oral health studies nested in the internationally known Pelotas, Brazil birth cohort studies.

Education

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Awards

Research Interests

​Child oral health epidemiology, inequalities in general and oral health, life course epidemiology, oral health surveillance, the relationship between oral health and general health, and the assessment of the effectiveness of oral health programmes for children.

Publications

Books/Chapters

  1. Singh A, Gupta A, Peres KG. Writing quantitative research studies. In: Liamputtong P. Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore, 2018.
  2. Ha DH, Roberts-Thomson KF, Arrow P, Peres KG, Do LG. Children's oral health status in Australia, 2012-14 (Chapter 5). In: Do LG, Spencer AJ. Oral Health of Australian Children. The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press. p. 86-152.
  3. Brennan DS, Ju X, Amarasena N, Dooland M, Peres KG, Mejia GC, Spencer AJ. Pattern of dental services use by Australian children (Chapter 6). In: Do LG, Spencer AJ. Oral Health of Australian Children. The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press. p. 157-177.
  4. Armfield JM, Chrisopoulos S, Peres KG, Roberts-Thomson KF, Spencer AJ. Australian children's oral health behaviours (Chapter 7). In: Do LG, Spencer AJ. Oral Health of Australian Children. The National Child Oral Health Study 2012-14. Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press. p. 178- 211.
  5. Peres KG, Sikun SYA, Lim PKY. Challenges for Brunei Darussalam. In: Oral Health Inequalities & Health Systems in Asia-Pacific Nature India. Special Issue, The University of Adelaide.
  6. 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, 2012. p. 31-49. [In Portuguese].
  7. Peres KG, Frazao P, Tomita NE. Malocclusion. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2012. p. 121-139. [In Portuguese].
  8. Peres KG, Vargas-Ferreira F, Fardo M. Dental erosion. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 313-333. [In Portuguese].
  9. Peres MA, Peres KG, Demarco FF. Oral health in the lifecourse. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 415-435. [In Portuguese].
  10.  Peres MA, Peres KG. Early life influence on later oral health. In: Moysés ST, Kriger L, Moysés SJ. (Org.). Family Oral Health. São Paulo: Artes Médicas, 2008. p. 195-206. [In Portuguese].
  11.  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].
  12.  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].
  13.  Peres KG, Fardo M. Dental erosion. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 195-204. [In Portuguese].
  14.  Peres KG, Tomita NE. Malocclusion. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 83-101. [In Portuguese].
  15.  Peres KG. Reporting epidemiological data. In: Antunes JLF, Peres MA. (Org.). Oral Epidemiology. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan, 2006. p. 409-421. [In Portuguese].

Research Trials

  • Assessing the accuracy of 3D intraoral scanning in measuring dental caries and tooth wear
  • Socio and biological determinants of oral health over the life course: the Pelotas birth cohort studies
  • The consortium of Oral Health Birth Cohort Studies
  • Evaluation of the role of period, cohort, and age effects on caries prevalence and experience in the permanent dentition of Singaporean school children
  • 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
  • Delivering effective dental healthcare in 2020-2030: A national longitudinal partnership study of the burden of oral diseases in Australian adults
  • Ethnical-related variation in the association between prolonged breastfeeding and early childhood caries: The GUSTO study
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