Dr Polly E Atatoa Carr

Polly Atatoa Carr

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MBChB, MSc, MPH, FNZCPHM

Papers Taught

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.

Recent Publications

  • Bird, A. L., Underwood, L., Berry, S., Grant, C. C., Gulliver, P., Fanslow, J., . . . Morton, S. M. B. (2020). Physical Conflict During Pregnancy: A Socioecological, Cross-Cultural Examination of Risk and Protective Factors for New Zealand Women. Violence Against Women, 107780122097135. doi:10.1177/1077801220971356

  • Masters-Awatere, B., Graham, R., Scott, N., & Carr, P. A. (2020). Meal Provision Needed for Caregivers Who Stay With a Child in Hospital. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. doi:10.1037/ipp0000131

  • Whitehead, J., Pearson, A. L., Lawrenson, R., & Atatoa Carr, P. (2020). Selecting Health Need Indicators for Spatial Equity Analysis in the New Zealand Primary Care Context. Journal of Rural Health. doi:10.1111/jrh.12519

  • Thornley, S., Bach, K., Bird, A., Farrar, R., Bronte, S., Turton, B., . . . Grant, C. (2020). What factors are associated with early childhood dental caries? A longitudinal study of the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. doi:10.1111/ipd.12686

Find more research publications by Polly Atatoa Carr


Children; Health; Population Studies

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Atatoa Carr, AProf Polly 5040 patatoac K.3.02 National Institute Demographic Economic

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