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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

  • Hobbs, M. R., Atatoa Carr, P., Fa'alili-Fidow, J., Pillai, A., Morton, S. M. B., & Grant, C. C. (2019). How differing methods of ascribing ethnicity and socio-economic status affect risk estimates for hospitalisation with infectious disease. Epidemiology & Infection, 147, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S0950268818002935

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rusten, N. F., Peterson, E. R., Underwood, L., Verbiest, M. E. A., Waldie, K. E., Berry, S., . . . Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Psychological distress among resident and nonresident fathers: Findings from New Zealand’s Who Are Today’s Dads? project. Journal of Family Issues, -online, 1-22. doi:10.1177/0192513X18808827

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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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