Professor Donald B. Giddon Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry


Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


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Date: April 5, 2022 

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Keynote Presentation on "Indigenous oral health inequities and the role of intersectionality" Dr. Lisa Jamieson, Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide

Lisa Jamieson is Professor of Oral Epidemiology and Director of the University of Adelaide’s Indigenous Oral Health Unit (IOHU) in Australia. IOHU was established in 2011 and is recognized as the top Indigenous oral health unit globally in terms of research impact, Indigenous capacity building and translation. She leads a team of 30 and currently holds a prestigious Senior Research Fellowship from Australia’s National Health & Medical Research Council, the only dentist to be ever awarded. Lisa has been the lead investigator in competitive grants valued around $30M Australian.  Professor Jamieson is a past President of IADR’s Behavioural, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research (BEHSR) research group, current councillor for the Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network (GOHIRN) and active member of the Women in Science (WIS) group. Lisa is on the editorial board of many journals, including the Journal of Dental Research and Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. She has been contributing to the Lancet Commission on Oral Health’s work in Indigenous and racial oral health inequities; a topic in which she is widely published.  In 2020 Professor Jamieson was awarded an IADR Distinguished Scientist Award; the H Trendley Dean Memorial Award, recognizing meritorious research in epidemiology and public health. Professor Jamieson has over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, two books and five book chapters. Her H-index is 39 (google scholar). A full list of publications can be found here:

The Professor Donald B. Giddon Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry was established from the Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD Teaching fund to support the Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s teaching programs. Dr. Donald B. Giddon is professor emeritus at HSDM and a 1959 DMD graduate of Harvard University with postdoctoral training in periodontology and oral medicine, PD’62, and subsequent PhD in psychology. Topics for this endowed lecture have addressed a range of issues intersecting behavioral health and oral health related to the focus and function of the orofacial area, including the effects of pain on growth in children, socio-dental sciences, leadership, and global oral health. Previous speakers include: Drs. Richard Watt, Dan Zlott, Bruce Donoff, Donald Giddon, Marko Vujicic, Bruce McEwen, Wendy Mouradian, Carroll-Ann Trotman, Stephanos Krykanides, Victor Johnston, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, and Lois Cohen.


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