Gloria Mejia Delgado

Dr Gloria Mejia Delgado

NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher C

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Gloria Mejia is a population health researcher at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH). She is a dentist (DDS) with training in public health (MPH) and epidemiology (PhD). She has vast cross-disciplinary experience in quantitative and qualitative research as well as knowledge translation and implementation. She is particularly interested in studying disparities in oral health and oral health care.

Principal Positions Held:
Senior Public Health Officer (South Australian Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium): 2018-2021
Senior research Fellow (University of South Australia): 2016-2018
Assistant Professor (East Carolina University): 2015-2016
Senior Lecturer (University of Adelaide): 2013-2015
Research Fellow (University of Adelaide): 2010-2013
Assistant Professor in Residence (University of California, San Francisco): 2008-2010
Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Adelaide): 2006-2007
Visiting Assistant Professor (Universidad de Antioquia): 2005-2006

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2017 Co-Supervisor A Comprehensive Analysis of the Evidence on Non-pharmacological Interventions in the Management of Dental Anxiety: A Linked Series of Systematic Reviews Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sandeep Moola
    2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Periodontal Disease, Tooth Loss and Daily Life in Older Adults in South Australia: A Longitudinal Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Xiangqun Ju
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Epidemiology of oral cancer in India - A life course study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sreevidya Krishna Rao
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Maternal incarceration, low birth weight and infant mortality in a longitudinal sample of Western Australian children University of South Australia Doctorate Caitlin Dowell
    2012 - 2015 External Supervisor Inequalities in dental caries and tooth loss among Chilean Adultos 2007-2008: Measurement of social inequalities and contextual influences from the perspective of the Social Determinants of Health Universidad de Chile Doctorate Iris Espinoza
  • Position: NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher C
  • Phone: 83133778
  • Email: gloria.mejia@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133070
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 44-60 Rundle Mall - Rundle Mall Plaza, floor Level Four
  • Org Unit: Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

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