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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

  • 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

  • Hanson-Manful, P., Whitcombe, A. L., Young, P. G., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Bell, A., Didsbury, A., . . . Moreland, N. J. (2017). The novel Group A Streptococcus antigen SpnA combined with bead-based immunoassay technology improves streptococcal serology for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever. Journal of Infection. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2017.12.008

  • Peterson, E. R., Mohal, J., Waldie, K. E., Reese, E., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Grant, C. C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2017). A cross-cultural analysis of the infant behavior questionnaire very short form: An item response theory analysis of infant temperament in New Zealand. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99(6), 574-584. doi:10.1080/00223891.2017.1288128

  • 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

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Keywords

Children; Health; Population Studies


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