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Dr Polly E Atatoa Carr

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MBChB, MSc, MPH, FNZCPHM

(polly.ac@waikato.ac.nz)

Expertise

Children; Health; Population Studies

Research Interests

Public health physician specialising in improving population health and equity with expertise in:

  • Translational research to ensure that research findings inform the development of policy and programmes to improve population health and equity;
  • Longitudinal epidemiological analysis of the developmental pathways that lead to health and wellbeing and equity across the life course;
  • Vulnerable populations;
  • Ethnicity data collection, analysis and interpretation;
  • Māori and Pacific health and wellbeing;
  • The broader determinants of health;
  • Research ethics and the relationship between community and research practise.

Recent Publications

  • Barker, H., Oetzel, J. G., Scott, N., Morley, M., Atatoa Carr, P. E., & Oetzel, K. B. (2017). Enablers and barriers to secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic fever among Maori aged 14-21 in New Zealand: a framework method study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16, 10 pages. doi:10.1186/s12939-017-0700-1

  • Berry, S., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Kool, B., Mohal, J., Morton, S., & Grant, C. (2017). Housing tenure as a focus for reducing inequalities in the home safety environment: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 1-5. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12695

  • Veerasingam, P., Grant, C. C., Chelimo, C., Philipson, K., Gilchrist, C. A., Berry, S., . . . Morton, S. (2017). Vaccine education during pregnancy and timeliness of infant immunization. Pediatrics, 140(3). doi:10.1542/peds.2016-3727

  • Peterson, E. R., Waldie, K. E., Mohal, J., Reese, E., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2017). Infant behavior questionnaire–Revised very short form: A new factor structure's associations with parenting perceptions and child language outcomes. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-13. doi:10.1080/00223891.2017.1287709

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Atatoa Carr, AProf Polly 5040 patatoac K.3.02 National Institute Demographic Economic