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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

  • Wallander, J. L., Berry, S., Atatoa Carr, P., Peterson, E. R., Waldie, K. E., Marks, E., . . . Morton, S. M. B. (2019). Patterns of exposure to cumulative risk through age 2 and associations with problem behaviors at age 4.5: Evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, -online, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10802-019-00521-w

  • Pierse, N., Ombler, J., White, M., Aspinall, C., McMinn, C., Atatoa-Carr, P., . . . Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Service usage by a New Zealand Housing First cohort prior to being housed. SSM - Population Health, 8, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100432

  • Atatoa Carr, P., Reese, E., Bird, A. L., Bandara, D. K., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2019). Caring for our infants: parents’ antenatal childcare intentions and nine-month reality. Early Years, 39(1), 17-35. doi:10.1080/09575146.2017.1323186

  • Ly, K., Walker, C., Berry, S., Snell, R., Marks, E., Thayer, Z., . . . Morton, S. (2019). Telomere length in early childhood is associated with sex and ethnicity. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-46338-x

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Contact Details

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

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