Mehrsa Zakershahrak

Dr Mehrsa Zakershahrak

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

Adelaide Dental School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Mehrsa holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree (Professional Doctorate) in Dentistry.
She is currently a PhD candidate and researcher under the supervision of Prof. David Brennan and Dr Dandara Haag at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Adelaide Dental School, the University of Adelaide. Her research mainly focuses on effect measure modification, effect size, and interaction effects of psychosocial modifiers on socioeconomic gradients in health and quality of life outcomes, using multivariable models and large population-based datasets.

Research Interests:

- Population Health

- Health inequalities

- Health-related Quality of Life

- health and wellbeing outcome measures

- Psychosocial determinants of health, personality traits, Sense of coherence

- Oral health epidemiology

Current project:

  • Population-based studies using the Dental Care and Oral Health Study, with a focus on socioeconomic and psychosocial factors related to patient reported outcomes of dental care, such as oral health impact, general health utility and quality of life.
  • Position: PhD Candidate
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  • 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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