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Health Sciences profile

Dr Susan Jack

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMB ChB DipPaeds MPHTM PhD
Research summaryAnaemia and micronutrient deficiencies; child under-nutrition; effectiveness of maternal and child health interventions

Research

Susan is a medical graduate of the University of Otago with a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics (University of Auckland), Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (James Cook University, Australia), and a PhD in Epidemiology (University of Otago).

From 1994–2010 Susan lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where she was part of setting up a non-government organisation undertaking community health and development work among urban poor communities. Susan also did consultancy work for the World Health Organization, USAID, and Tearfund UK in Cambodia and other countries in Asia. She then worked for four years at the WHO Cambodia office as medical officer for Child Survival and later as acting team leader for the Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition team. Susan returned to New Zealand in late 2010 to complete her PhD and undertake Public Health Physician training. She has continued to do consultancy work for WHO in the Solomon Islands in the area of maternal and child health.

Susan's interests include effective translation of evidence into policy, strategy, implementation, and evaluation of public health programmes in under-resourced settings. Her research interests include anaemia and micronutrient deficiencies, child under-nutrition, and effectiveness of maternal and child health interventions.

Publications

Ahmed, S. M., Rawal, L. B., Chowdhury, S. A., Murray, J., Arscott-Mills, S., Jack, S., … Kuruvilla, S. (2016). Cross-country analysis of strategies for achieving progress towards global goals for women's and children's health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 94(5), 351-361. doi: 10.2471/blt.15.168450

Williamson, D. A., Moreland, N. J., & Jack, S. (2016). Invasive group A streptococcal infections in indigenous New Zealanders with type 2 diabetes. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 63(9), 1268-1269. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw420

Kuruvilla, S., Schweitzer, J., Bishai, D., Chowdhury, S., Caramani, D., Frost, L., … Jack, S., … for the Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health study groups. (2014). Success factors for reducing maternal and child mortality. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 92(7), 465-544.

Jack, S., Bell, D., & Hewitt, J. (2013). Norovirus contamination of a drinking water supply at a hotel resort. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1387), 98-107. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jack, S. J., Ou, K., Chea, M., Chhin, L., Devenish, R., Dunbar, M., … Leon de la Barra, S., Hill, P. C., Herbison, P., & Gibson, R. S. (2012). Effect of micronutrient sprinkles on reducing anemia: A cluster-randomized effectiveness trial. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 166(9), 842-850. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.1003

Journal - Research Article

Ahmed, S. M., Rawal, L. B., Chowdhury, S. A., Murray, J., Arscott-Mills, S., Jack, S., … Kuruvilla, S. (2016). Cross-country analysis of strategies for achieving progress towards global goals for women's and children's health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 94(5), 351-361. doi: 10.2471/blt.15.168450

Kuruvilla, S., Schweitzer, J., Bishai, D., Chowdhury, S., Caramani, D., Frost, L., … Jack, S., … for the Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health study groups. (2014). Success factors for reducing maternal and child mortality. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 92(7), 465-544.

Jack, S., Bell, D., & Hewitt, J. (2013). Norovirus contamination of a drinking water supply at a hotel resort. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1387), 98-107. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Jack, S. J., Ou, K., Chea, M., Chhin, L., Devenish, R., Dunbar, M., … Leon de la Barra, S., Hill, P. C., Herbison, P., & Gibson, R. S. (2012). Effect of micronutrient sprinkles on reducing anemia: A cluster-randomized effectiveness trial. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 166(9), 842-850. doi: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.1003

Harris, S., & Jack, S. (2011). Home-based treatment of acute malnutrition in Cambodian urban poor communities. Food & Nutrition Bulletin, 32(4), 333-339.

Anderson, V. P., Jack, S., Monchy, D., Hem, N., Hok, P., Bailey, K. B., & Gibson, R. S. (2008). Co-existing micronutrient deficiencies among stunted Cambodian infants and toddlers. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 17(1), 72-79.

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Journal - Research Other

Williamson, D. A., Moreland, N. J., & Jack, S. (2016). Invasive group A streptococcal infections in indigenous New Zealanders with type 2 diabetes. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 63(9), 1268-1269. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw420

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