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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

  • Schilling, C., Hedges, M. R., Atatoa Carr, P. E., & Morton, S. (2018). Transitions in smoking across a pregnancy: New information from the Growing Up in New Zealand Longitudinal Study. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 22(5), 660-669. doi:10.1007/s10995-018-2434-0

  • Peterson, E. R., Waldie, K. E., Mohal, J., Reese, E., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2017). Infant behavior questionnaire–Revised very short form: A new factor structure's associations with parenting perceptions and child language outcomes. Journal of Personality Assessment, 1-13. doi:10.1080/00223891.2017.1287709

  • 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

  • Berry, S. D., Walker, C. G., Ly, K., Snell, R. G., Carr, P. E. A., Bandara, D., . . . Grant, C. C. (2017). Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant amongst Māori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood. International Journal of Obesity, 42(4), 603-607. doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.230

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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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