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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

  • 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

  • Nathan, K., Robertson, O., Atatoa Carr, P., Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2019). Residential mobility and socioemotional and behavioural difficulties in a preschool population cohort of New Zealand children. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi:10.1136/jech-2019-212436

  • 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

  • Whitehead, J., Pearson, A. L., Lawrenson, R., & Atatoa-Carr, P. (2019). Spatial equity and realised access to healthcare - a geospatial analysis of general practitioner enrolments in Waikato, New Zealand. Rural and Remote Health, 19(4), 5349. doi:10.22605/RRH5349

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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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