Brianna Poirier

Brianna Poirier

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Brianna Poirier is currently studying a PhD with the Indigenous Oral Health Unit in the School of Dentistry (faculty of Health & Medical Sciences) at the University of Adelaide. Brianna's studies focus on Indigenous oral health, nutrition education as well as sugar consumption and marketing, with regards to childhood dental caries. In early 2020, Brianna completed her Master of Science degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Brianna's research from this time utilized a community-based participatory research approach to explore local concepts of Indigenous food and energy sovereignty while working with a community on Vancouver Island. Brianna worked as a Teaching Assistant for 2 years at the University of Guelph, while completing her Master of Science degree, facilitating nutrition and development courses. Brianna recently served as a casual lecturer at the University of Adelaide for GEOG2150 - Indigenous Peoples and the Environment.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Nath, S., Poirier, B. F., Ju, X., Kapellas, K., Haag, D. G., Ribeiro Santiago, P. H., & Jamieson, L. M. (2021). Dental Health Inequalities among Indigenous Populations: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Caries Research, 55(4), 268-287.
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    2021 Sethi, S., Poirier, B., Canfell, K., Smith, M., Garvey, G., Hedges, J., . . . Jamieson, L. M. (2021). Working towards a comprehensive understanding of HPV and cervical cancer among Indigenous women: A qualitative systematic review. BMJ Open, 11(6), e050113.
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    2021 Poirier, B., Hedges, J., Smithers, L., Moskos, M., & Jamieson, L. (2021). "What are we doing to our babies' teeth?" Barriers to establishing oral health practices for Indigenous children in South Australia.. BMC Oral Health, 21(1), 434.
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Brianna has been a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition, Infant and Child Development at the University of Guelph as well as a casual lecturer for Indigenous Peoples and the Environment at the University of Adelaide. 

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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member World Public Health Nutrition Association United Kingdom
    2021 - ongoing Member International Association for Dental Research United States
    2021 - ongoing Representative Public Health Association of Australia Australia

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