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Dr Polly E Atatoa Carr

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MBChB, MSc, MPH, FNZCPHM

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.

Expertise

Children; Health; Population Studies

Recent Publications

  • Yao, E. S., Meissel, K., Bullen, P., Atatoa Carr, P., Clark, T., & Morton, S. (2021). Classifying multiple ethnic identifications: Methodological effects on child, adolescent, and adult ethnic distributions. Demographic Research, 44, 481-512. doi:10.4054/demres.2021.44.21

  • Malihi, Z., Portch, R., Hashemi, L., Schlichting, D., Wake, M., Morton, S., . . . Denny, S. (2021). Modifiable Early Childhood Risk Factors for Obesity at Age Four Years. Childhood Obesity, 17(3), 196-208. doi:10.1089/chi.2020.0174

  • Robertson, O., Nathan, K., Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, M. G., Atatoa Carr, P., & Pierse, N. (2021). Residential mobility for a national cohort of New Zealand-born children by area socioeconomic deprivation level and ethnic group. BMJ Open, 11(1). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039706

  • Scott, N., Bennett, H., Masters-Awatere, B., Sarfati, D., Atatoa-Carr, P., & Harris, R. (2020). Indigenous cancer research: Reflections on roles and responsibilities. JCO Global Oncology, (6), 143-147. doi:10.1200/jgo.19.00124 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13415

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Contact Details

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Atatoa Carr, AProf Polly 5040 patatoac K.3.02 National Institute Demographic Economic

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