Marco A Peres is a dentist, graduated in the School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo Brazil, with a PhD in Epidemiology. Marco was an Associate Professor of Department of Public Health, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (1995-2012), Director of the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH), University of Adelaide, Australia (2012-2018), a Professor of Dental and Oral Health Research, School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, Australia (2018-2020). Currently, Marco is a Professor at the National Dental Research Institute Singapore, National Dental Centre Singapore and Oral Health ACP, Health Services and Systems Research Programme, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.
His research areas of interest include health services research, data linkage, oral health surveillance, use of fluorides, inequalities in oral health, life course epidemiology and the relationship between oral health and general health. Marco is a founder member of the International Centre for Oral Health Inequalities Research and Policy (ICOHIRP) based at University College London, United Kingdom, a member of the Brazilian Commission of Social Determinants of Health and a member of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases Collaboration, the deputy chair of the Expert Working Group for Fluoride of the Australian and New Zealand Nutrient Reference Values for Fluoride, a member of the Oral Health Expert Group of the Australian Burden of Diseases 2011 Study, and a member of the Australian Dental Association Oral Health Tracker Expert Group.
Marco is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of Population Oral Health and Oral Epidemiology, he 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 was the recipient of the 2017 International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Distinguished Scientist Award for Global Oral Health Research. Currently Marco is the Vice-president of the IADR Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network (GOHIRN).
Marco was on the Editorial Board of the Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (2010-2012) and is currently Associate Editor of Revista de Saude Publica/Journal of Public Health (2015-) and Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology (2012-) and member of the Advisory Board of the Australian Dental Journal (2016-).
In the past 10 years Marco has given oral presentations at 45 conferences in Australia, Brazil, USA, UK, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Canada, Uruguay, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, and Thailand.
Marco has supervised 38 Honours, Masters and PhD students in Public Health, Dentistry and Epidemiology, authored three books, fifteen book chapters and more than 250 peer reviewed papers. His work has received more than 13,000 citations, an H index of 65.
Jose Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes is Professor of Epidemiology and Head of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Dr. Antunes was awarded his Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from USP in 1984 and went on to gain an MSc and a PhD in Sociology at the university before completing a postdoctorate in Dentistry (2005). He has acted as a researcher of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development since 2001 and became a Full Professor in 2010. In 2003 he was named an Eminent Scientist of the Year (Brazil, South America), a World Scientist Forum International Award of the International Research Promotion Council. Dr. Antunes is Editor in Chief of Revista de Saude Publica and an Associate Editor of Oral Diseases. He is the author of almost 200 publications, including many in leading journals in the field.
Richard G. Watt is Professor and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UCL), UK. He is Director of Research, Development & Innovation and an Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health for the Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. His previous posts include Head of Department, Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL. In 2014 he received a Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioural, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research from the International Association for Dental Research, and in 2016 an NIHR Senior Investigator Award. He has received numerous research grants and fulfiled a variety of leadership roles on research and advisory committees and groups. He is the author of 238 publications in total.