Romesh Nalliah, BDS
Dr. Romesh Nalliah received his degree in dental surgery (BDS) at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He has worked in rural Australia, serving elderly persons in aged-care settings, children in underserved communities, inmates in correctional facilities, and Indigenous Australians. He also received training in project management at the University of Adelaide and managed a pediatric dental outreach program in rural Australia. He has been a business partner in a private practice in Mt. Barker (Australia) and a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Adelaide School of Dentistry.
At Harvard, Dr. Nalliah is the Senior Tutor for the Castle Society and also has dual appointments in the Office of Dental Education and the Office of Global and Community Health. Dr Nalliah has published broadly on the efficiencies and inefficiencies of the healthcare delivery system in the United States. His research is the first time oral health conditions were evaluated using a nationwide database and he has been invited to speak in various national and international settings.
Fields of Interest
Dr. Nalliah’s area of interest is vulnerable populations and, in particular, individuals with special needs and the homeless. He has run numerous public health projects targeting these populations and delivered over $100,000 of free care.