Pedro Ribeiro Santiago

Pedro Ribeiro Santiago

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


BIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Updated 3rd June 2016

My name is Pedro Henrique Ribeiro Santiago and I’m a quantitative psychologist, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Adelaide. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Public Health. In my master’s degree, I investigated the feasibility of a brief mindfulness-based intervention for primary care professionals in the Brazilian national health system. In my PhD candidature, I studied the validity and cross-cultural validity of western developed psychological instruments for Aboriginal Australian populations.

My research focuses on modern psychometric methods to advance scientific measurement in health and social sciences. My methodological interests include: network psychometrics; Bayesian inference; Rasch models; Causal Inference, among others.

AWARDS

Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (2020)

Eustace Travelling Scholarship for the presentation "Support that comes from culture: a Rasch analysis of the Social Support Scale (SSS) in an Aboriginal population" in the Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Joint 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting (2019)

Adelaide Dental School Prize - for the poster presentation "Drop-the-p: Bayesian CFA of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support" at 13th Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference (2019)

Carlsberg Foundation travel grant for the project “Unbiased measurement of psychological and emotional well-being in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations – is it possible?” (collaborator - 2018)

Eustace Travelling Scholarship for the presentation "Psychometric Properties of the Perceived Stress Scale in an Aboriginal Population" in the Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement (2018)

Northern Communities Health Foundation Prize - for the poster presentation "Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Sense of Personal Control Scale (SPCS) in an Aboriginal Population" at 11th Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference (2017)

CAPES Social Demand Scholarship (Aug 2015 - 2017)

Indigenous Health Research Scholarship (April 2017 - present)

PUBLICATIONS

Soares, G.M., Santiago, P. H. R., Michel-Crosato, E., & Jamieson, L. (2020). The utility of network analysis in the context of Indigenous Australian oral health literacy. PloS one, in press.

Santiago, P. H. R., Nielsen, T., Smithers, L. G., Roberts, R., & Jamieson, L. (2020). Measuring stress in Australia: validation of the perceived stress scale (PSS-14) in a national sample. Health and quality of life outcomes, 18, 1-16.

Haag, D. G., Santiago, P. H. R., Macedo, D. M., Bastos, J. L., Paradies, Y., & Jamieson, L. (2020). Development and initial psychometric assessment of the race-related attitudes and multiculturalism scale in Australia. PloS one, 15(4), e0230724.

Santiago, P. H. R., Song, Y., Hanna, K., & Nair, R. (2020). Degrees of xerostomia? A Rasch analysis of the Xerostomia Inventory. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 48(1), 63-71.

Nielsen, T., & Santiago, P. H. R. (2020). Using Graphical Loglinear Rasch Models to Investigate the Construct Validity of the Perceived Stress Scale. In Rasch Measurement (pp. 261-281). Springer, Singapore.

Macedo, D. M., Santiago, P. R., Roberts, R. M., Smithers, L. G., Paradies, Y., & Jamieson, L. M. (2019). Ethnic-racial identity affirmation: Validation in Aboriginal Australian children. PloS one, 14(11).

Boing, A. C., Santiago, P. H. R., Tesser, C. D., Furlan, I. L., Bertoldi, A. D., & Boing, A. F. (2019). Prevalence and associated factors with integrative and complementary practices use in Brazil. Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 37, 1-5.

Santiago, P. H. R., Roberts, R., Smithers, L. G., & Jamieson, L. (2019). Stress beyond coping? A Rasch analysis of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-14) in an Aboriginal population. PloS one, 14(5), e0216333.

Santiago, P. H. R., Meira, L. R. V. S., & Colussi, C. F. (2019). Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for primary care professionals in Brazilian national health system. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.

Santiago, P. H. R., & Colussi, C. F. (2018). Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based intervention for primary care professionals: Proposal of an evaluative model. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 31, 57-63.

CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS

2019 Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference - with the poster “Drop-the-p: Bayesian CFA of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support”

Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Joint 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting – with the oral (rapid fire) presentation “Support that comes from culture: a Rasch analysis of the Social Support Scale (SSS) in an Aboriginal population”

2019 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society – with the poster “Psychometric properties of the SSS in an Aboriginal population”

2018 Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference - with the poster “Measuring stress in Australia: cross-cultural validity of the PSS-14 between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal respondents”

Adelaide Dental School Research Day 2018 – oral presentation with the title “Measuring stress in Australia: cross-cultural validity of the PSS-14 between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal respondents”

25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development – with the poster “Cross-cultural validity and psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) in an Aboriginal population”

ASMR SA Scientific Meeting 2018 – with the poster “Cross-cultural validity of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-14): comparison between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal respondents”.

Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement 2018 - oral presentation with the title "Psychometric Properties of the Perceived Stress Scale in an Aboriginal Population".

SA State Population Health Conference 2017 - with the poster "Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Sense of Personal Control Scale (SPCS) in an Aboriginal Population"

11th Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference 2017 - with the poster "Psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), Social Support Scale (SSS) and Sense of Personal Control Scale (SPCS) in an Aboriginal Population"

The development of culturally-sensitive psychometric instruments: a literature review - Oral presentation at Adelaide Dental School Research Day 2017

Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program intervention for primary care professionals, oral presentation at IX Brazilian Naturology Congress (2016) and extended abstract published in proceedings.

ADDITIONAL ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Items that tell stories - 3 Minutes Thesis 2019 at The University of Adelaide

The metric of differences: two cultures, one ruler - 3 Minutes Thesis 2018 at The University of Adelaide

Meditation on the screen? The history of teaching mindfulness online - PechaKucha at the 2017 Festival of Learning and Teaching at University of Adelaide

Using a ruler to measure cultures? - 3 Minutes Thesis 2017 at University of Adelaide

R PROGRAMMING

Collaborator on the R package iarm (2nd semester 2018 - current)
Marianne Mueller (2019). iarm: Item Analysis in Rasch Models. R package version 0.4.1.
https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=iarm

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Tutor in the course Introduction to Epidemiology, School of Public Health (2nd semester 2019)
Write practicals with STATA and R syntax. Marking of students' assignments and exams.

Tutor in the course Introduction to Epidemiology, School of Public Health (1st semester 2018)
Write practicals with STATA syntax. Marking of students' assignments and exams.

Tutor in the course Psychology in Society, Department of Psychology (2nd semester 2017)
Organize and deliver tutorials. Marking of students' oral presentations and essays.

Supervised Teaching Assistant, Department of Pharmacy (Aug 2015 - 2016)
Assist the main teacher in the course Health Attention III by planning and giving lectures, developing classroom material and marking tests.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Data analyst (current)
Statistical analysis of a randomized controlled trial among Aboriginal children

Research Assistant, Research Group of Pharmacoepidemiology (Aug 2015 - 2017)
Assist in the research project Influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the college education of health sciences students.

MEMBERSHIPS

Health Sciences Postgraduate Association – Marketing Officer (current)

CONFERENCES ORGANIZATION

Quality in Postgraduate Research 2018 - Volunteer Member of the Organising Committee

ICOHIRP Conference "Policy solutions for oral health inequalities" (2017) - Member of the Organising Committee

III Catarinense Congress of Public Health (2016), organizer

COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES

Immersion into Practical Neurosculpting, Neurosculpting Institute (USA) (Jan 2014)
Gestalt­-Therapy Basic Formation Course, Muller-Granzotto Institute (2011 -2012)

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Haag, D. G., Santiago, P. H. R., Manzini Macedo, D., Bastos, J. L., Paradies, Y., & Jamieson, L. (2020). Development and initial psychometric assessment of the race-related attitudes and multiculturalism scale in Australia.. PloS one, 15(4), e0230724.
    DOI
    2020 Ribeiro Santiago, P. H., Nielsen, T., Smithers, L. G., Roberts, R., & Jamieson, L. (2020). Measuring stress in Australia: validation of the perceived stress scale (PSS-14) in a national sample. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 18(1), 1-16.
    DOI
    2019 Santiago, P., Valle Serra e Meira, L., & Colussi, C. (2019). Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for primary care professionals in Brazilian national health system. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35, 8-17.
    DOI
    2019 Santiago, P., Roberts, R., Smithers, L., & Jamieson, L. (2019). Stress beyond coping? A Rasch analysis of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-14) in an Aboriginal population. PloS one, 14(5), e0216333-1-e0216333-24.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Boing, A., Ribeiro Santiago, P., Tesser, C., Furlan, I., Bertoldi, A., & Boing, A. (2019). Prevalence and associated factors with integrative and complementary practices use in Brazil. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 37, 1-5.
    DOI
    2019 Santiago, P., Song, Y., Hanna, K., & Nair, R. (2019). Degrees of xerostomia? A Rasch analysis of the Xerostomia Inventory. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 48(1), 63-71.
    DOI
    2019 Macedo, D. M., Santiago, P. R., Roberts, R. M., Smithers, L. G., Paradies, Y., & Jamieson, L. M. (2019). Ethnic-racial identity affirmation: Validation in Aboriginal Australian children.. PLoS One, 14(11), e0224736.
    DOI
    2018 Ribeiro Santiago, P., & Colussi, C. (2018). Feasibility evaluation of a mindfulness-based intervention for primary care professionals: Proposal of an evaluative model. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 31, 57-63.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1

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