Carol Guarnizo-Herreño is a Colombian public health dentist and researcher. Her research interests include the socioeconomic inequalities in oral health and the social determinants of health, the influence of macro-level factors (related to the economic and political context) on population oral health and patterns of inequalities, dental care services and public policies, and the relationships between dental health and certain aspects of quality of life including psychosocial wellbeing, and work and schooling performance.


Currently she works at the National University of Colombia where, in addition to teaching, she is responsible for supervising students on their dissertation projects. Previous to her academic career, Carol worked at the Colombian National Institute of Health and the Secretariat of Health Bogota. Carol holds a BSc in Dentistry and an MSc in Public Health from the National University of Colombia and a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from UCL (University College London).