Marisza Hijryana is a Research Assistant at the Dental Public Health Group, Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, University College London (UCL). She is the coordinator of activities related to the Lancet Commission on Oral Health works. She is supporting the preparation of the Commission report, associated scientific papers, and other engagement and dissemination activities.
Marisza is currently assisting the work of the National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR) Global Oral Health group and ongoing activities linked to the UCL-World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre of Oral Health Inequalities and Public Health. In addition, she is actively involved in teaching and supporting students at UCL. She is also an Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh Dental Institute, University of Edinburgh.
Marisza obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh (UK) where she received two scholarships, Principal’s Career Development Scholarships and Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships. She completed a master’s in Public Health Methodology from Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Padjadjaran University (Indonesia). She is a mixed-methods researcher with an interest in the dental public health and oral health-related quality of life, especially in examining the integration of the impacts of oral health disease burden and health-related determinants (individual characteristics and behaviours, social and economic, environmental, and commercial determinants) on quality of life.