Karen Glazer De Anselmo Peres

Dr Karen Glazer De Anselmo Peres

Titleholder -ARCPOH

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Karen Peres qualified as a dentist in 1985 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1998, she received her Master in Paediatric Dentistry from Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and also in Public Health from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has a PhD in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, after spending one year at University College London (UK). In 2006, she joined the Department of Public Health at UFSC, Brazil and during this period was engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision of more than 30 Honours, Master and PhD students. Karen also spent three months at the University of Otago in 2008–2009 to exchange professional experiences. She worked as one of the coordinators for the National Oral Health Survey carried out in 2010, Brazil. Karen has been involved in the coordination of the oral health studies nested in the Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort studies. In 2012, Karen Peres was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Adelaide Dental School at The University of Adelaide, Australia. Associate Professor Peres plays a key role in ARCPOH as the Director of the Dental Practice Education and Research Unit (DPERU), a joint venture between The University of Adelaide and Colgate Oral Care. She has been a member of the South Pacific Child Oral Health Task force since September 2014, and a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the Australian Dental Research Foundation Inc. since February 2015. Karen is a reviewer for a range of scientific journals and has been an associate editor for the BMC Oral Health since 2014. She has published more than 100 papers in peer review journals and her work has received more than 4,500 citations and H index of 42 (Google Scholar). She has presented her research in scientific conferences worldwide such as Australia, Brazil, Uruguay, Thailand, China, and USA. Her main research interests are in the epidemiology of oral diseases, particularly in social inequality in oral health and life course.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2006 - 2017 Associate Professor Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1998 - 2017 University of Sao Paulo Brazil PhD
  • Research Interests

  • Master in Public Health – CAPES 1991/1994.
  • PhD in Public Health – Epidemiology – CAPES- 2008/2002.
  • Affiliated research at University College London – CAPES – 2000/2001.
  • European Congress of Epidemiology – Toledo, Spain. CAPES 2003.
  • Productivity in Research – CNPq 2004 to 2007.
  • European Congress of Epidemiology – Porto, Portugal UFSC 2004.
  • Early and life course influences on dental outcomes – CNPq – n. 403362/2004-0.
  • Inequalities in health in Santa Catarina State, South Brazil. - FAPESC 2004.
  • Pos-doctoral in Epidemiology. Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil - CNPQ 2005.
  • Inequalities in oral health outcomes in Brazil: a systematic review CNPq – n. 409630/2006-3.
  • International Association for Dental Research – meeting – Brisbane, Australia. CNPq, 2006.
  • Health Status of an adult population in Southern Brazil: a population based study – Brazil 2007.
  • Productivity in Research CNPq 2008-2010.
  • The oral health study in the 2004 Pelotas Birth cohort study – CNPq, 2008.
  • Post-doctoral at University of Otago, Department of Oral Sciences New Zealand – CAPES 2008/2009.
  • International Association for Dental Research – meeting – Barcelona, Spain, CNPq, 2010.
  • European, Congress of Epidemiology – meeting – Florence, Italy,  CNPq/CAPES, 2010.
  • Oral Health and General Health among adults in Southern Brazil – EpiFloripa – wave II: a population-based study – CNPq 2010.


Social Context of Dentistry  (Course coordinator)- Dental Science and Practice II Part 1 and Professional Studies IIOH - Year 2

1995- 2004: University of South of Santa Catarina and University of West of Santa Catarina

     General Epidemiology

     Methods in Epidemiology


2006- 2012: Federal University of Santa Catarina

Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health, Health Science Centre, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil (March 2006 to May 2012).


  • General Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Oral Health
  • Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry
  • Biostatistics



2006-2012: Federal University of Santa Catarina – Master and Doctoral Courses in Public Health

  • General Epidemiology
  • Methods in Epidemiology
  • Oral Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Complex sample design and analysis


    Coordinator – Post-graduate Program in Public Health

    Federal University of Santa Catarina from 2010 to 2012.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Impact of malocclusion on daily events among Brazilian adolescents Master of Philosophy (Dentistry) Master Full Time Miss Snehaja Jujjavarapu
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Dimensions of oral conditions and health-related quality of life among adults: A population based study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dandara Gabriela Haag
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Socioeconomic Position and Periodontal Disease: A Life-course Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Helena Silveira Schuch
  • Position: Titleholder -ARCPOH
  • Email: karen.peres@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133070
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Oral Health

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