Vanessa Pardi, DDS, MS, PhD

Vanessa Pardi, DDS, MS, PhD

Vanessa Pardi, DDS, MS, PhD

My research interest is on oral health promotion and diseases prevention. The goal of my research is to provide evidence-based data that supports the creation of health promotion programs to reduce the burdens of oral disease (dental caries in children and periodontal disease in adults) on underserved and underrepresented population.

About Dr. Vanessa Pardi

Dr. Pardi holds a DDS, MS and PhD from State University of Campinas, Brazil. In addition, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in oral epidemiology/biostatistics at University of Rochester and cariology/molecular biology at New York University. Before become part of the ECU School of Dental Medicine team, Dr. Pardi was clinical assistant professor at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at University of Southern California.


Chen, E., Benso, B., Seleem, D., Ferreira, L., Pasetto, S., Pardi, V., & Murata, R. M. (2018). Fungal-Host Interaction: Curcumin Modulates Proteolytic Enzyme Activity of Candida albicans and Inflammatory Host Response In Vitro. International journal of dentistry, 2018, 2393146.

Seleem, D., Freitas-Blanco, V. S., Noguti, J., Zancope, B. R., Pardi, V., & Murata, R. M. (2018). In Vivo Antifungal Activity of Monolaurin against Candida albicans Biofilms. Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin, 41(8), 1299–1302.

Noguti, J., Rajinia, M., Zancope, B. R., Marquezin, M., Seleem, D., Pardi, V., & Murata, R. M. (2016). Antifungal Activity of Alkaloids Against Candida albicans. Journal of the California Dental Association, 44(8), 493–498.

Zancopé, B. R., Dainezi, V. B., Nobre-Dos-Santos, M., Duarte, S., Jr, Pardi, V., & Murata, R. M. (2016). Effects of CO2 laser irradiation on matrix-rich biofilm development formation-an in vitro study. PeerJ, 4, e2458.

Seleem D, Pardi V, Murata RM. Review of flavonoids: A diverse group of natural compounds with anti-Candida albicans activity in vitro. Arch Oral Biol. 2017;76:76–83. doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2016.08.030


Vanessa Pardi, DDS, MS, PhD
Oral Epidemiologist
Department of Foundational Sciences
School of Dental Medicine
Ross Hall 4256