Dr Bernabe started his academic career at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru, where he worked for eight years before moving to the UK to pursue his doctoral training in Epidemiology. Eduardo earned his PhD from University of London in 2009, funding his studies through two highly competitive, merit-based scholarships. After a brief period as Postdoctoral Researcher at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Eduardo moved to the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London in October 2011. Eduardo has been the Course Director for the Master of Science in Dental Public Health since then. He has developed strong collaborations links with research teams from South and North America, East Asia and Europe. He has received two awards from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) for his research work.
Eduardo’s main research interest is on understanding the social determinants of oral health inequalities, trying to disentangle the biological, behavioural, and psychosocial processes that operate across an individual’s life course, and across generations, to influence the risk of oral diseases. Elucidating the mechanisms linking socioeconomic status to oral health provides policymakers with the evidence base to inform social and health policy to reduce oral health inequalities. This work is carried out using life course epidemiology methods, advanced statistical modelling and data from longitudinal studies and multi-national surveys. His second research interest is on measuring the burden of oral conditions on individuals, families, healthcare systems and the wider society, using population health metrics, patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and societal costs as well as providing evidence on the link between oral and systemic diseases.
Eduardo is part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study that measures the burden of oral conditions using disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Burden estimation provides a unique perspective in shaping public health policy as it offers governments and non-governmental agencies with the evidence-based data from which to set up priorities for research, development, policies and funding.
Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived with Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study
01 January 2019
Childhood negative dental experiences and tooth loss in later life: A 25-year longitudinal study in Sweden
09 September 2019
Socioeconomic inequalities in adult oral health across different ethnic groups in England
17 May 2019
Racial Discrimination and Uptake of Dental Services among American Adults
04 May 2019
The bidirectional relationship between weight, height and dental caries among preschool children in China
30 April 2019
Association between oral health and frailty: A systematic review of longitudinal studies
26 April 2019
Functional dentition, dietary intake and nutritional status in Thai older adults
26 April 2019
Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017
11 May 2019
Interdental cleaning and periodontal pocketing among finnish adults
01 March 2019
Examining the relationship between Oral Health Promoting Behaviour and Dental Visits
25 January 2019