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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

  • Whitehead, J., Scott, N., Atatoa Carr, P., & Lawrenson, R. (2021). Will access to COVID-19 vaccine in Aotearoa be equitable for priority populations?. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1535), 25-34. Retrieved from https://assets-global.website-files.com/ Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14347

  • Yao, E. S., Meissel, K., Bullen, P., Clark, T. C., Atatoa Carr, P., Tiatia-Seath, J., . . . Morton, S. M. B. (2021). Demographic discrepancies between administrative-prioritisation and self-prioritisation of multiple ethnic identifications. Social Science Research. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2021.102648

  • 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

  • Wallander, J. L., Berry, S., Carr, P. A., Peterson, E. R., Waldie, K. E., Marks, E., . . . Morton, S. M. B. (2021). Patterns of risk exposure in first 1,000 days of life and health, behavior, and education-related problems at age 4.5: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand, a longitudinal cohort study. BMC Pediatrics, 21(1). doi:10.1186/s12887-021-02652-w

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