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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Atatoa Carr, P. E., Bandara, D., Berry, S., Kingi, T. K., Grant, C., & Morton, S. (2017). Ethnic identification complexity across generations: Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. The New Zealand Population Review, 43, 35-61.

  • Lai, H. K., Berry, S. D., Verbiest, M. E. A., Tricker, P. J., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Morton, S. M. B., & Grant, C. C. (2017). Emergency department visits of young children and long-term exposure to neighbourhood smoke from household heating – The Growing Up in New Zealand child cohort study. Environmental Pollution, 231, 533-540. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.035

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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