College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health
Senior Global Core Faculty: Instructor, Dissertation Mentor, and University Research Reviewer in DrPH and PhD in Public Health Programs, College of Health Sciences, Walden University. University Lead Faculty for "Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis" course. Program Director Designee to review DrPH Prospectuses and assign DrPH supervisory committees.
Vasileios Margaritis holds a PhD (2010), a MSc (2006) in Community Dentistry, and a Bachelor degree in Dentistry (1999) from the Dental School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has also attended short post doc courses concerning Modern Epidemiology and Qualitative Research at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at University of Oxford, respectively.
He practiced general and especially preventive dentistry from 2001-2015 in his private practice office in Athens, Greece.
Regarding his university career, he began as a part-time (2012) and then full-time (2015) faculty member at Walden University in the School of Health Sciences, DrPH and PhD in Public Health Programs. In 2019 he was promoted to Senior Core Faculty position. He also has been teaching as Associate and then as Visiting Lecturer and Researcher at Dental School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens since 2006. He teaches or has taught Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Community and Preventive Dentistry.
His recent interests include Public Health, Modern Epidemiology (e.g. Propensity Score Methodology and Inverse Probability Weighting), Community Health Promotion and Education, Curriculum Development and Mixed Methods Research Techniques. He also has a track record of relevant international and national publications. Dr Margaritis has worked as a researcher in community-based research settings in a variety of areas including oral epidemiology and intellectually disabled persons and has served as methodology/statistics expert in many of those projects. In Summer 2016, he received the Faculty Excellence Award of College of Health Sciences, Walden University.
RSCH 8201 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
PUBH 8032 - SPSS Revealed
PUBH 8450 - Community Health Assessment
PhD, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
MS, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
BS, Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Awards / Honors
Faculty Excellence Award, College of Health Sciences, Walden University, 2016
Honorary Distinction , Greek Dental Association , 2014
2013 Scientific Award of European Academy, 2013
Margaritis, V., Mamai-Homata, E., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Polychronopoulou, A. (2011). Evaluation of three different scoring systems for dental erosion: a comparative study in adolescents. Journal of dentistry.
Papaioannou, W., Vassilopoulos, S., Vrotsos, I., Margaritis, V., Panis, V. (2016). A comparison of a new alcohol-free 0.2% chlorhexidine oral rinse to an established 0.2% chlorhexidine rinse with alcohol for the control of dental plaque accumulation.. International journal of dental hygiene.
Tolias, D., Koletsi, K., Mamai-Homata, E., Margaritis, V., Kontakiotis, E. (2012). Apical periodontitis in association with the quality of root fillings and coronal restorations: a 14-year investigation in young Greek adults. Oral health & preventive dentistry.
Margaritis, V., Nunn, J. (2014). Challenges in assessing erosive tooth wear. Monographs in oral science.
Diamantopoulou, S., Papazoglou, E., Margaritis, V., Kakaboura, A. (2014). Change of optical properties of contemporary polychromatic resin composites after light curing and finishing. The international journal of esthetic dentistry.
Diamantopoulou, S., Papazoglou, E., Margaritis, V., Lynch, C. D., Kakaboura, A. (2013). Change of optical properties of contemporary resin composites after one week and one month water ageing.. Journal of dentistry.
Ford, D., Margaritis, V., Mendelsohn, A. B. (2016). Characteristics of childhood lead poisoning among Tennessee children ages one to five years, 2009-2013. Public health.
Geyer, N. R., Margaritis, V., Rea, N. K. (2018). Characteristics of HIV screening among New Jersey adults aged 18 years or older post-Hurricane Sandy, 2014.. Public health.
Melea, P., Melakopoulos, I., Kastritis, E., Tesseromatis,C., Margaritis,V., Dimopoulos, M., Terpos, E., Margaritis, V. (2014). Conservative Treatment of Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Multiple Myeloma Patients. International Journal of Dentistry.
Margaritis, V., Mamai-Homata, E. (2010). Physical and psychological nicotine dependence in Greeks: an epidemiological study. Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry.
Mamai-Homata, E., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Margaritis, V. (2016). Gender differences in oral health status and behavior of Greek dental students: A meta-analysis of 1981, 2000, and 2010 data. Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry.
Leventis, M. D., Fairbairn, P., Kakar, A., Leventis, A. D., Margaritis, V., Lückerath, W., Horowitz, R. A., Rao, B. H., Lindner, A., Nagursky, H. (2016). Minimally Invasive Alveolar Ridge Preservation Utilizing an In Situ Hardening β-Tricalcium Phosphate Bone Substitute: A Multicenter Case Series. International journal of dentistry.
Margaritis, V., Mamai-Homata, E., Koletsi-Kounari, H. (2011). Novel methods of balancing covariates for the assessment of dental erosion: a contribution to validation of a synthetic scoring system for erosive wear. Journal of dentistry.
Scheunemann, D., Schwab, M. G., Margaritis, V. (2015). Oral health practices of state and non-state-funded licensed childcare centers in Wisconsin, USA. Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry.
Margaritis, V., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Mamai-Homata, E. (2012). Qualitative research paradigm in dental education: An innovative qualitative approach of dental anxiety management. Journal of International Oral Health.
Mamai-Homata, E., Topitsoglou, V., Oulis, C., Margaritis, V., Polychronopoulou, A. (2012). Risk indicators of coronal and root caries in Greek middle aged adults and senior citizens. BMC public health.
Margaritis, V., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Mamai-Homata, E., Kiriakou, J. (2012). The potential positive impact of supported employment on the Oral health status, attitudes and behavior of adults with intellectual disabilities. Dental Hypotheses.
Mamai-Homata, E., Margaritis, V., Koletsi-Kounari, H., Oulis, C., Polychronopoulou, A. (2012). Tooth loss and oral rehabilitation in Greek middle aged adults and senior citizens. International Journal of Prosthodontics.
Dunn, P., Margaritis, V., Anderson, C. (2017). Understanding health literacy in patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The Qualitative Report.
Dunn, P., Margaritis, V., Anderson, C. (2017). Use of grounded theory in cardiovascular research. The Qualitative Report.
Meyer, J., Margaritis, V., Mendelsohn, A. (2018). Consequences of community water fluoridation cessation for Medicaid-eligible children and adolescents in Juneau, Alaska. BMC Oral Health.
Margaritis, V., Alaraudanjoki, V., Laitala, M. L., Anttonen, V., Bors, A., Szekely, M., Alifragki, P., Jász, M., Berze, I., Hermann, P., Harding, M. (2020). Multicenter study to develop and validate a risk assessment tool as part of composite scoring system for erosive tooth wear.. Clinical oral investigations.
Sansourekidou, P., Margaritis, V., Kuo, W. Diffusion of innovation in Radiation Oncology in the United States. BJR Open.
Rybak, M., Zasowksi, E., Jorgernsen, S., Langf, A., Davis, S., Mendelsoshn, A., Margaritis, V. (2018). Risk Factors for Bloodstream Infections Among an Urban Population with Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: A Retrospective Unmatched Case-Control Study. Infectious Diseases and Therapy.