E. Angeles Martinez Mier DDS, MSD, PhDProfessor and Chair, Cariology, Operative Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Indiana University; Bicentennial Professor, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, Indiana
Dr. Martinez-Mier is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology, Operative Dentistry and Dental Public Health at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She previously held the positions of Director of the Division of Community Dentistry and Director of the Fluoride Research Program at Indiana University School of Dentistry. She also served as Director of the Binational/Cross-Cultural Health Enhancement Center at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis and Preventive Dentistry Department Chair and Coordinator of Undergraduate Periodontics at the Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City, Mexico. After receiving her dental degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico, Dr. Martinez-Mier completed a Master of Science in Dentistry, majoring in Preventive Dentistry and a three-year clinical fellowship in Periodontics at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She then obtained a PhD in Dental Sciences in 2000 from Indiana University.
She serves as the current president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She is past president of the Indiana Chapter of the Hispanic Dental Association and a member of the American Dental Association, the International Association of Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association, and the European Organization for Caries Research. Her research projects have been funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the National Institute of Environmental Health Science among others. Her research interests are mainly in the area of caries prevention with a particular interest on fluoride research. Dr. Martinez-Mier is engaged in community-based research; her service activities are seamlessly integrated into her education and research activities. She has published more than 90 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and more than 120 abstracts.