Marco Peres

Marco A Peres is a dentist who graduated from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) Faculty of Dentistry, Brazil with a PhD in Epidemiology from USP and University College London. After almost 20 years at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 2012, he was appointed as a Professor in Population Oral Health and Director of the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Australia. In 2018 he took a position as a Professor of Dental and Oral Health Research, School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, Australia. Currently, he is a Research Director and Senior Principal Investigator at the National Dental Research Institute Singapore and Professor and Director of Academic Clinical Programme Oral Health, Health Services and Systems Research Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. His research areas of interest include the effectiveness of oral health-related policies, health services research, big data linkage, oral health surveillance, fluorides, inequalities in oral health, global oral health, life course epidemiology and the relationship between oral health and general health. 


Currently, Marco is the President of the International Association for Dental Research Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network and a member of the Lancet Commission on Oral Health. Marco has been cited in a paper published in 2016 in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12249) as the seventh most productive researcher in Public Health Dentistry in the world in the last half-century. Marco has been cited among the top 2% of scientists in the world (September 2020). He was the recipient of the 2017 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award for Global Oral Health Research. Since 2002 Marco has had continuous funding grants from Brazilian, Australian and Singaporean agencies with 15 project grants over this period totalling over AU$ 10 million. Marco has supervised 40 postgraduate students, authored three books, 15 book chapters and more than 250 peer-reviewed papers. His work has received more than 20,000 citations, an H index of 79.