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Health Sciences profile

Dr Nisha Nair

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (UOW)
QualificationsMB ChB MPH FNZCPHM
Research summaryBurden of disease

Research

Nisha is a Public Health Medicine Specialist and Senior Research Fellow on the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE3). Her role in BODE3 centers on conceptualising health interventions for modelling, stakeholder engagement, and knowledge translation.

Before joining the University of Otago, Wellington in 2013, she worked in health policy at the Ministry of Health and at Hutt Valley DHB. She has also managed a HIV research project in Malaysia. She is particularly interested in translating complex academic research in order to make it available, accessible, interesting, and useful to a wider audience.

Publications

Teng, A. M., Kvizhinadze, G., Nair, N., McLeod, M., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). A screening program to test and treat for Helicobacter pylori infection: Cost-utility analysis by age, sex and ethnicity. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17(1), 156. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2259-2

Wilson, N., Kvizhinadze, G., Pega, F., Nair, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). Home modification to reduce falls at a health district level: Modeling health gain, health inequalities and health costs. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184538. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184538

Nghiem, N., Cleghorn, C. L., Leung, W., Nair, N., van der Deen, F. S., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N. (2017). A national quitline service and its promotion in the mass media: Modelling the health gain, health equity and cost-utility. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053660

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Ryan, S., Cleghorn, C., Nair, N., & Blakely, T. (2016). Desiging low-cost "heart healthy bread": Optimization using linear programming and 15-country comparison. BMC Nutrition, 2, 23. doi: 10.1186/s40795-016-0062-x

Collinson, L., Kvizhinadze, G., Nair, N., McLeod, M., & Blakely, T. (2016). Economic evaluation of single-fraction versus multiple-fraction palliative radiotherapy for painful bone metastases in breast, lung and prostate cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology, 60, 650-660. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12467

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A. M., Kvizhinadze, G., Nair, N., McLeod, M., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). A screening program to test and treat for Helicobacter pylori infection: Cost-utility analysis by age, sex and ethnicity. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17(1), 156. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2259-2

Nghiem, N., Cleghorn, C. L., Leung, W., Nair, N., van der Deen, F. S., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N. (2017). A national quitline service and its promotion in the mass media: Modelling the health gain, health equity and cost-utility. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053660

Wilson, N., Kvizhinadze, G., Pega, F., Nair, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). Home modification to reduce falls at a health district level: Modeling health gain, health inequalities and health costs. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184538. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184538

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Ryan, S., Cleghorn, C., Nair, N., & Blakely, T. (2016). Desiging low-cost "heart healthy bread": Optimization using linear programming and 15-country comparison. BMC Nutrition, 2, 23. doi: 10.1186/s40795-016-0062-x

Collinson, L., Kvizhinadze, G., Nair, N., McLeod, M., & Blakely, T. (2016). Economic evaluation of single-fraction versus multiple-fraction palliative radiotherapy for painful bone metastases in breast, lung and prostate cancer. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology, 60, 650-660. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12467

Leung, W., Kvizhinadze, G., Nair, N., & Blakely, T. (2016). Adjuvant trastuzumab in HER2-positive early breast cancer by age and hormone receptor status: A cost-utility analysis. PLoS Medicine, 13(8), e1002067. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002067

Nair, N., Kvizhinadze, G., & Blakely, T. (2016). Cancer care coordinators to improve tamoxifen persistence in breast cancer: How heterogeneity in baseline prognosis impacts on cost-effectiveness. Value in Health, 19(8), 936-944. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.05.015

Kvizhinadze, G., Wilson, N., Nair, N., McLeod, M., & Blakely, T. (2015). How much might a society spend on life-saving interventions at different ages while remaining cost-effective? A case study in a country with detailed data. Population Health Metrics, 13, 15. doi: 10.1186/s12963-015-0052-2

Blakely, T., Collinson, L., Kvizhinadze, G., Nair, N., Foster, R., Dennett, E., & Sarfati, D. (2015). Cancer care coordinators in stage III colon cancer: A cost-utility analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 15, 306. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-0970-5

Nair, N., Shaw, C., Sarfati, D., & Stanley, J. (2012). Abdominal aortic aneurysm disease in New Zealand: Epidemiology and burden between 2002 and 2006. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1350). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Nair, N., Sarfati, D., & Shaw, C. (2012). Population screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: Evaluating the evidence against screening criteria [Review article]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1350). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gill, E., Tuck, A., Lee, D. W. G., Beckert, L., for a Multicultural Task Group, including Corwin, P., Frizelle, F., & Nair, N. (2004). Tutorial dynamics and participation in small groups: A student perspective in a multicultural setting. New Zealand Medical Journal, 117(1205). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/117-1205/1142/content.pdf

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