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Maria Josefina Valenzuela
PhD Student



Maria completed a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at the Universidad de los Andes, Chile in 2010. She then worked for two years as a general dentist in private healthcare centres in Santiago. Following that, Maria worked for three years in the healthcare sector for older people in York. She earned her Masters degree in Public Health at the University of York in 2016 and started a PhD in Health Sciences in October 2016.


  • Masters in Public Health - University of York 
  • Diploma in Health Economics - Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO). Santiago, Chile 
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery – Universidad de los Andes. Santiago, Chile.



Maria's interests are in general and oral health inequalities, dental public health, healthcare systems and health policy.


  • PhD project: Social determinants and inequalities in oral health in Chile

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External activities


  • Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • International Association for Dental Research (IADR)
  • Colegio de Cirujano Dentistas de Chile

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Maria Josefina Valenzuela