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.
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 Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Portuguese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
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
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.
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.
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), 16 pages.
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2019 Smithers, L. G., Wang, X., Haag, D., Agnew, B., Lynch, J., & Sorell, M. (2019). Discretionary food advertising on television in 2017: a descriptive study.. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 43(6), 519-521.
2019 Haag, D. G., Jamieson, L. M., Hedges, J., & Smithers, L. G. (2019). Is there an association between breastfeeding and dental caries among three-year-old Australian Aboriginal children?. Nutrients, 11(11), 1-11.
2018 Haag, D., Schuch, H., Paradies, Y., Bastos, J. L., Peres, M., & Jamieson, L. M. (2018). Race-Related Attitudes Associated with Poor Adult Oral Health: A Nationwide Population-Based Australian Study. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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 2019 Co-Supervisor Influence of Psychosocial Factors on Socioeconomic Gradients in Self-reported Oral Health Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Mehrsa Zakershahrak
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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