Dandara Haag

Miss Dandara Haag

Research Associate

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dandara is a research associate at the BetterStart group. She has a Bachelor in Dentistry and her PhD work evaluated the impact of general and oral health conditions on individuals' quality of life. Over the last three years she has been involved in different research projects, analysing large datasets from population-based health studies (cross-sectional and cohort studies). Dandara is working with the BetterStart group and with the Indigenous Oral health Unit on various projects involving epidemiological analysis of de-identified datasets.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Research Associate University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2018 Award Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 Research Award Head of the School prize for the best presentation at the School of Public Health Research Symposium The University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Scholarship PhD scholarship Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological development- CNPq Brazil
    2013 Award Diploma of Merit for achieving the best Grade Point Average for the Bachelor in Dental Surgery Program Federal University of Santa Catarina Brazil
    2013 Award Diploma of best student in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology of the Federal University of Santa Catarina Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Traumatology of the Federal University of Santa Catarina Brazil
    2013 Award Diploma of Merit from the Brazilian Association of Dental Education for achieving the best grade point average for the Dentistry Program of the Federal University of Santa Catarina Brazilian Association of Dental Education Brazil
    2013 Award Diploma of Merit from the Brazilian Dental Association for the work developed in the social area during the undergraduate course. Brazilian Dental Association Brazil
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2009 - 2013 Federal University of Santa Catarina Brazil Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Amarasena, N., Haag, D., & Peres, K. (2019). A scoping review of caries risk management protocols in Australia and New Zealand. Australian Dental Journal, 64(1), 19-26.
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    2019 Ianunzio, J. R., Peres, K. G., Haag, D. G., & Peres, M. A. (2019). Direct effect of common mental disorders on xerostomia in adults estimated by marginal structural models: A population-based study.. Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, 47(3), 267-273.
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    2019 Macedo, D., Smithers, L., Roberts, R., Haag, D., Paradies, Y., & Jamieson, L. (2019). Does ethnic-racial identity modify the effects of racism on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal Australian children?. PLoS ONE, 14(8), e0220744.
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    2018 Smithers, L., Haag, D., Agnew, B., Lynch, J., & Sorell, M. (2018). Food advertising on Australian television: Frequency, duration and monthly pattern of advertising from a commercial network (four channels) for the entire 2016. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 54(9), 962-967.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2018 De Menezes Caceres, V., Stocks, N., Adams, R., Haag, D., Peres, K., Peres, M., & González-Chica, D. (2018). Physical activity moderates the deleterious relationship between cardiovascular disease, or its risk factors, and quality of life: findings from two population-based cohort studies in Southern Brazil and South Australia. PLoS ONE, 13(6), e0198769-1-e0198769-17.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2017 Haag, D., Peres, K., & Brennan, D. (2017). Tooth loss and general quality of life in dentate adults from Southern Brazil. Quality of Life Research, 26(10), 2647-2657.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2017 Schuch, H., Haag, D., Kapellas, K., Arantes, R., Peres, M., Thomson, W., & Jamieson, L. (2017). The magnitude of Indigenous and non-Indigenous oral health inequalities in Brazil, New Zealand and Australia. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 45(5), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC6
    2017 Haag, D., Peres, K., Balasubramanian, M., & Brennan, D. (2017). Oral conditions and health-related quality of life: a systematic review. Journal of Dental Research, 96(8), 864-874.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS20 Europe PMC13
    2017 González-Chica, D., Hill, C., Gill, T., Hay, P., Haag, D., & Stocks, N. (2017). Individual diseases or clustering of health conditions? Association between multiple chronic diseases and health-related quality of life in adults. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 15(1), 244-1-244-9.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6 Europe PMC5
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2016 Haag, D. G., Peres, K. G., & Brennan, D. (2016). Oral health conditions and quality of life: a systematic review.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 95th General Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research.. Seoul- Republic of Korea.
    2015 Haag, D. G., Peres, K. G., & Brennan, D. (2015). Tooth loss and health-related quality of life in adults: a population-based study.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the IADR Australian and New Zealand Division. Dinedin- New Zealand.
    2013 Haag, D. G., Peres, K. G., & Peres, M. A. (2013). Xerostomia and Common Mental Disorders in Adults: a population-based study. Poster session presented at the meeting of 91st General Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research. . Seattle-USA.

Tutor of the disciplines of Evidence-based Dentistry and Social Context Dentistry

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Prediction modeling in oral health epidemiology: methods and application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mi Du
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Comparing risk factors for early childhood caries in Indigenous children across 3 nations The University of Adelaide BDS Honours Part Time Melody Chen
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Patterns of TV food advertising from an Australian commercial network for the entire 2017 The University of Adelaide Masters in Public Health Master Part Time Xinyue Wang
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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member JDR Clinical and Translational Research IADR United States
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83131635
  • Email: dandara.haag@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Org Unit: School of Public Health

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