Dr Gloria Mejia

Dr Gloria Mejia
 Position NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher C
 Org Unit Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health
 Email gloria.mejia@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3778
 Location Floor/Room Level Four ,  44-60 Rundle Mall - Rundle Mall Plaza ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr. Mejia is an oral epidemiologist with a focus on population surveys and population health research methods. She is particularly interested in studying the impact of dental disease and disparities in oral health and access to dental care. Her roles at the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) include course coordinator for Community Dentistry V (undergraduate), postgraduate program coordinator and team leader for teaching and learning. 

    Principal Positions Held:
    Senior Lecturer (University of Adelaide): 2013-
    Research Fellow (University of Adelaide): 2010-2013
    Assistant Professor in Residence (University of California, San Francisco): 2008-2010
    Postdoctoral Research Associate (University of Adelaide): 2006-2007
    Visiting Assistant Professor (Universidad de Antioquia): 2005-2006

    Scientific Journal Peer Review: 2007-
    Journal of Public Health Dentistry; Journal of the American Dental Association; Caries Research; The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine; Community Dental Health; Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology; European Journal of Oral Sciences

    Scientific Journal Editorial team (review editor): 2012-
    Journal of Theory and Practice of Dental Public Health
    Journal of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Epidemiology

    Scientific Grant Review:
    National Institute of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review: 2009
    - Primary Reviewer
    - Secondary Reviewer
    - Discussant
    - Mail Reviewer

  • Qualifications

    PhD Epidemioloy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    MPH, Florida International University

    DDS, Universidad de Antioquia

  • Awards & Achievements

    Select honors and awards:

    1998-00        Fulbright Scholar

    2000-02        Colfuturo Scholar (Colombian Government)

    2004-05        Freedland Advanced Dental Education Fellowship

    2005              Delta Omega Society, Theta Chapter Service Award

    2011              Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica (CONICYT), Chile
                           Attraction of overseas scientists of excellence to Chile – short stay modality

  • Publications

    Select Publications:
    1. Mejia GC, Kaufman J, Corbie-Smith G, Caplan D, Rozier G, Suchindran C. A conceptual framework for Hispanic oral health care. J Public Health Dent. 2008 Winter;68(1):1-6
    2. Jamieson LM, Mejia GC, Roberts-Thomson KF, Slade GD. Predictors of untreated dental decay among 15-34 yr old Australians. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2009;37(1):27-34
    3. Crocombe L, Mejia GC, Koster C, Slade GD. Comparison of adult oral health in Australia, the USA, Germany and the UK. Aust Dent J 2009; 54(2): 147-153
    4. Jamieson LM, Mejia GC, Slade GD, Roberts-Thompson KF. Risk factors for impaired oral health among 18-34-year-old Australians. J Public Health Dent. 2010; 70(2):115-123
    5. Plutzer K, Mejia GC, A. John Spencer, Keirse MJNC. Dealing with missing outcomes: Lessons from a randomized trial of a prenatal intervention to prevent early childhood caries. Special Edition Evidence Based Dentistry, Open Dent J 2010; 4:55-60
    6. Mejia GC, Parker E, Jamieson L. An introduction to oral health inequalities among Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Special Edition: Indigenous Oral Health, Int Dent J. 2010; 60(3) Suppl 2: 212-215.
    7. Mejia GC, Jamieson LM, Armfield, J, Slade GD. Is dental anxiety an etiologic factor in poor dental attendance? Soc Sci Dent 2010; 1(1): 29-36
    8. Mejia GC, Weintraub JA, Cheng NF, Grossman W, Han PZ, Phipps KR, Gansky SA. Language and literacy relate to lack of children's dental sealant use. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 2011; 39(4):318-24.
    9. Mejia GC. Measuring the oral health of populations. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol, 2012; 40(Suppl 2):95-101
    10. Thomson WM, Mejia GC, Broadbent JM, Poulton R. Construct validity of Locker's global oral health item. J Dent Research 2012; 91(11):1038 - 42

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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 25 May 2022

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