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Health Sciences profile

Professor Michael Baker

PositionProfessor
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (UOW)
QualificationsMBChB DPH (Otago) DipObst (Auck) FAFPHM FRACMA
Research summaryInfectious disease surveillance; Health determinants

Research

Michael is a public health physician and Professor in the Department of Public Health. He has a wide range of public health research interests, with a particular focus on environmental health, infectious diseases, and housing. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers on these topics.

In 2013 Michael was awarded the HRC Liley Medal for his contribution to the health and medical sciences. In 2014 he was a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize as a member of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme. In 2015 he was the NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London. Michael is the Director of the Health Environment Infection Research Unit (HEIRU) and the Co-Director of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme.

His research interests include:

  • infectious disease epidemiology
  • emerging infectious diseases
  • pandemic influenza and how it can be contained
  • food safety and enteric diseases such as campylobacteriosis
  • zoonoses and One Health
  • immunisation and vaccine preventable diseases
  • the health effects of household crowding
  • home injuries, homelessness
  • seasonality of disease, health effects of climate change
  • public health surveillance and outbreak investigation
  • the International health Regulations (IHR 2005) and global health
  • science communication

Publications

Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Telfar Barnard, L., Viggers, H., O'Sullivan, K., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., Preval, N., Randal, E., Tiatia, R., Ombler, J., Amore, K., Rivera-Muñoz, G., … Davies, C., Aspinall, C., Oliver, J., Baker, M., Keall, M., … Crane, J., & Pierse, N. (2017). Housing, energy and health in resilient cities. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Oliver, J. R., Pierse, N., Stefanogiannis, N., Jackson, C., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Acute rheumatic fever and exposure to poor housing conditions in New Zealand: A descriptive study. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(4), 358-364. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13421

Keall, M. D., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Guria, J., Cunningham, C. W., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Cost—benefit analysis of fall injuries prevented by a programme of home modifications: A cluster randomised controlled trial. Injury Prevention, 23(1), 22-26. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041947

Wilson, N., Ferguson, C., Rice, G., Baker, M. G., Schrader, B., Clement, C., & Thomson, G. (2017). Remembering the 1918 influenza pandemic: National suvey of memorials and scope for enhancing educational value around pandemic preparedness. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1465), 53-70. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Telfar-Barnard, L., Bennett, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Jacobs, D. E., Ormandy, D., Cutler-Welsh, M., Preval, N., Baker, M. G., & Keall, M. (2017). Measuring the effect of housing quality interventions: The case of the New Zealand "Rental Warrant of Fitness". International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(11), 1352. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14111352

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Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Telfar Barnard, L., Viggers, H., O'Sullivan, K., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., Preval, N., Randal, E., Tiatia, R., Ombler, J., Amore, K., Rivera-Muñoz, G., … Davies, C., Aspinall, C., Oliver, J., Baker, M., Keall, M., … Crane, J., & Pierse, N. (2017). Housing, energy and health in resilient cities. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Baker, M., Zhang, J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2013). The health effects of social housing: The Social Housing Outcomes Worth study. In S. Bierre, P. Howden-Chapman & L. Early (Eds.), Homes people can afford: How to improve housing in New Zealand. (pp. 33-40). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Harris, R., Purdie, G., Robson, B., Wright, C., Zhang, J., & Baker, M. (2007). Appendix 3: Estimating Māori hospitalisations and cancer registrations. In B. Robson & R. Harris (Eds.), Hauora: Māori standards of health IV: A study of the years 2000-2005. (pp. 249-259). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, University of Otago.

Baker, M., Milosevic, J., Blakely, T., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2004). Housing, crowding and health. In P. Howden-Chapman & P. Carroll (Eds.), Housing & health: Research, policy and innovation. (pp. 57-69). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts.

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Baker, M., Cunningham, C., & Matheson, A. (2004). Reducing health inequality through improving housing: He Kainga Oranga/ Housing and Health Research Programme. In P. Howden-Chapman & P. Carroll (Eds.), Housing & health: Research, policy and innovation. (pp. 83-92). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts.

Baker, M. G., Goodyear, R., & Howden-Chapman, P. L. (2003). Household crowding and health. In What is the extent of crowding in New Zealand?: An analysis of crowding in New Zealand households 1986-2001. (pp. 58-87). Wellington: Statistics New Zealand.

Martin, D., Walker, S. J., Baker, M. G., Roberts, A., & Lennon, D. R. (1996). Epidemic of serogroup B meningococcal disease in New Zealand has parallels with that observed in the Netherlands, 1980-1990. In W. D. Zollinger, C. E. Frasch & C. D. Deal (Eds.), Pathogenic Neisseria. (pp. 496-497). Baltimore, Maryland: National Institute of Health.

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Baker, M. (2002). Immunisations and malaria prophylaxis for travellers. In New Ethicals Catalogue 1997-2002. Auckland, New Zealand: Adis International.

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Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J. R., Pierse, N., Stefanogiannis, N., Jackson, C., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Acute rheumatic fever and exposure to poor housing conditions in New Zealand: A descriptive study. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(4), 358-364. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13421

Telfar-Barnard, L., Bennett, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Jacobs, D. E., Ormandy, D., Cutler-Welsh, M., Preval, N., Baker, M. G., & Keall, M. (2017). Measuring the effect of housing quality interventions: The case of the New Zealand "Rental Warrant of Fitness". International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(11), 1352. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14111352

Wilson, N., Ferguson, C., Rice, G., Baker, M. G., Schrader, B., Clement, C., & Thomson, G. (2017). Remembering the 1918 influenza pandemic: National suvey of memorials and scope for enhancing educational value around pandemic preparedness. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1465), 53-70. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Keall, M. D., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Guria, J., Cunningham, C. W., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Cost—benefit analysis of fall injuries prevented by a programme of home modifications: A cluster randomised controlled trial. Injury Prevention, 23(1), 22-26. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041947

Khieu, T. Q. T., Pierse, N., Telfar-Barnard, L. F., Zhang, J., Huang, Q. S., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Modelled seasonal influenza mortality shows marked differences in risk by age, sex, ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand. Journal of Infection. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2017.05.017

Boyd, M., Baker, M. G., Mansoor, O. D., Kvizhinadze, G., & Wilson, N. (2017). Protecting an island nation from extreme pandemic threats: Proof-of-concept around border closure as an intervention. PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0178732. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178732

Wilson, N., McIntyre, M., Blaschke, P., Muellner, P., Mansoor, O. D., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Potential public health benefits from eradicating rats in New Zealand cities and a tentative research agenda. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2017.1343193

Oliver, J., Foster, T., Kvalsvig, A., Williamson, D. A., Baker, M. G., & Pierse, N. (2017). Risk of rehospitalisation and death for vulnerable New Zealand children. Archives of Disease in Childhood. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312671

Lal, A., Marshall, J., Benschop, J., Brock, A., Hales, S., Baker, M. G., & French, N. P. (2017). A Bayesian spatio-temporal framework to identify outbreaks and examine environmental and social risk factors for infectious diseases monitored by routine surveillance. Spatial & Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sste.2017.10.004

Oliver, J., Foster, T., Williamson, D. A., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Using preceding hospital admissions to identify children at risk of developing acute rheumatic fever. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13786

Davis, R. E., Dougherty, E., McArthur, C., Huang, Q. S., & Baker, M. G. (2016). Cold, dry air is associated with influenza and pneumonia mortality in Auckland, New Zealand. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 10(4), 310-313. doi: 10.1111/irv.12369

Lal, A., Hales, S., Kirk, M., Baker, M. G., & French, N. P. (2016). Spatial and temporal variation in the association between temperature and salmonellosis in NZ. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(2), 165-169. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12413

Pierse, N., Kelly, H., Thompson, M. G., Bissielo, A., Radke, S., Huang, Q. S., Baker, M. G., Turner, N., on behalf of the SHIVERS investigation team. (2016). Influenza vaccine effectiveness for hospital and community patients using control groups with and without non-influenza respiratory viruses detected, Auckland, New Zealand 2014. Vaccine, 34(4), 503-509. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.11.073

Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Blakely, T., Crane, J., Saville-Smith, K., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2016). Collaborating with a social housing provider supports a large cohort study of the health effects of housing conditions. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 159. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2730-9

Bennett, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Keall, M., & Baker, M. G. (2016). Towards an agreed quality standard for rental housing: Field testing of a New Zealand housing WOF tool. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(5), 405-411. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12519

Gurney, J. K., Stanley, J., Baker, M. G., Wilson, N. J., & Sarfati, D. (2016). Estimating the risk of acute rheumatic fever in New Zealand by age, ethnicity and deprivation. Epidemiology & Infection, 144(14), 3058-3067. doi: 10.1017/s0950268816001291

Lal, A., Dobbins, T., Bagheri, N., Baker, M. G., French, N. P., & Hales, S. (2016). Cryptosporidiosis risk in New Zealand children under 5 years old is greatest in areas with high dairy cattle densities. EcoHealth, 13(4), 652-660. doi: 10.1007/s10393-016-1187-8

Kessaram, T., Stanley, J., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Estimating influenza-associated mortality in New Zealand from 1990 to 2008. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 9(1), 14-19. doi: 10.1111/irv.12292

Williamson, D. A., Morgan, J., Hope, V., Fraser, J. D., Moreland, N. J., Proft, T., … Baker, M. G., & Carter, P. E. (2015). Increasing incidence of invasive group A streptococcus disease in New Zealand, 2002 – 2012: A national population-based study. Journal of Infection, 70(2), 127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2014.09.001

Jennings, L. C., Priest, P. C., Psutka, R. A., Duncan, A. R., Anderson, T., Mahagamasekera, P., Strathdee, A., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Respiratory viruses in airline travellers with influenza symptoms: Results of an airport screening study. Journal of Clinical Virology, 67, 8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2015.03.011

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Estimating rheumatic fever incidence in New Zealand using multiple data sources. Epidemiology & Infection, 143(1), 167-177. doi: 10.1017/s0950268814000296

Keall, M. D., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P., Cunningham, C., Cunningham, M., Guria, J., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Home modifications to reduce injuries from falls in the Home Injury Prevention Intervention (HIPI) study: A cluster-randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 385(9964), 231-238. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61006-0

Lal, A., Lill, A. W. T., Mcintyre, M., Hales, S., Baker, M. G., & French, N. P. (2015). Environmental change and enteric zoonoses in New Zealand: A systematic review of the evidence. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39(1), 63-68. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12274

McDonald, A. M., Sarfati, D., Baker, M. G., & Blakely, T. (2015). Trends in Helicobacter pylori infection among Māori, Pacific, and European birth cohorts in New Zealand. Helicobacter, 20(2), 139-145. doi: 10.1111/hel.12186

Telfar Barnard, L. F., Baker, M. G., Hales, S., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2015). Novel use of three administrative datasets to establish a cohort for environmental health research. BMC Public Health, 15, 246. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1580-1

Huang, Q. S., Turner, N., Baker, M. G., Williamson, D. A., Wong, C., Webby, R., … on behalf of the SHIVERS investigation team. (2015). Southern Hemisphere Influenza and Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 9(4), 179-190. doi: 10.1111/irv.12315

Khieu, T. Q. T., Pierse, N., Telfar-Barnard, L. F., Huang, Q. S., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Estimating the contribution of influenza to hospitalisations in New Zealand from 1994 to 2008. Vaccine, 33(33), 4087-4092. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.06.080

Oliver, J., Baker, M. G., Pierse, N., & Carapetis, J. (2015). Comparison of approaches to rheumatic fever surveillance across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12969

Williamson, D. A., Smeesters, P. R., Steer, A. C., Steemson, J. D., Ng, A. C. H., Proft, T., … Baker, M. G., … Moreland, N. J. (2015). M-protein analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes isolates associated with acute rheumatic fever in New Zealand. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53(11), 3618-3620. doi: 10.1128/jcm.02129-15

MacRae, J., Love, T., Baker, M. G., Dowell, A., Carnachan, M., Stubbe, M., & McBain, L. (2015). Identifying influenza-like illness presentation from unstructured general practice clinical narrative using a text classifier rule-based expert system versus a clinical expert. BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making, 15, 78. doi: 10.1186/s12911-015-0201-3

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2014). Improving rheumatic fever surveillance in New Zealand: Results of a surveillance sector review. BMC Public Health, 14, 528. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-528

Williamson, D. A., Moreland, N. J., Carter, P., Upton, A., Morgan, J., Proft, T., … Baker, M. G., … Fraser, J. D. (2014). Molecular epidemiology of group A streptococcus from pharyngeal isolates in Auckland, New Zealand, 2013. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1388). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Summers, J. A., Stanley, J., Baker, M. G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Risk factors for death from pandemic influenza in 1918-1919: A case-control study. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 8(3), 329-338. doi: 10.1111/irv.12228

Dreyfus, A., Benschop, J., Collins-Emerson, J., Wilson, P., Baker, M. G., & Heuer, C. (2014). Sero-prevalence and risk factors for leptospirosis in abattoir workers in New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 11(2), 1756-1775. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110201756

Williamson, D. A., Ritchie, S. R., Roberts, S. A., Coombs, G. W., Thomas, M. G., Hannaford, O., Baker, M. G., … Fraser, J. D. (2014). Clinical and molecular epidemiology of community-onset invasive Staphylococcus aureus infection in New Zealand children. Epidemiology & Infection, 142(8), 1713-1721. doi: 10.1017/s0950268814000053

Turner, N., Pierse, N., Bissielo, A., Huang, Q. S., Baker, M. G., Widdowson, M.-A., … on behalf of the SHIVERS investigation team, including Williamson, D. A. (2014). The effectiveness of seasonal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in preventing laboratory confirmed influenza hospitalisations in Auckland, New Zealand in 2012. Vaccine, 32, 3687-3693. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.04.013

Huang, Q. S., Baker, M., McArthur, C., Roberts, S., Williamson, D., Grant, C., … Pierse, N., … Widdowson, M.-A. (2014). Implementing hospital-based surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections caused by influenza and other respiratory pathogens in New Zealand. Western Pacific Surveillance & Response, 5(2). doi: 10.5365/wpsar.2014.5.1.004

Williamson, D. A., Zhang, J., Ritchie, S. R., Roberts, S. A., Fraser, J. D., & Baker, M. G. (2014). Staphylococcus aureus infections in New Zealand, 2000-2011. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 20(7), 1156-1161. doi: 10.3201/eid2007.131923

Turner, N., Pierse, N., Bissielo, A., Huang, Q. S., Radke, S., Baker, M. G., … on behalf of the SHIVERS investigation team, including Williamson, D. A. (2014). Effectiveness of seasonal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in preventing influenza hospitalisations and primary care visits in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2013. Eurosurveillance, 19(34), 4.

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Ni Mhurchu, C., Eyles, H., Baker, M. G., & Blakely, T. (2013). Foods and dietary patterns that are healthy, low-cost, and environmentally sustainable: A case study of optimization modeling for New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e59648. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059648

Summers, J. A., Shanks, G. D., Baker, M. G., & Wilson, N. (2013). Severe impact of the 1918-19 pandemic in a national military force. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1378). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lal, A., Baker, M. G., Hales, S., & French, N. P. (2013). Potential effects of global environmental changes on cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis transmission. Trends in Parasitology, 29(2), 83-90. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2012.10.005

Keall, M. D., Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, M. G., Kamalesh, V., Cunningham, M., Cunningham, C., … Skelton, P. (2013). Formulating a programme of repairs to structural home injury hazards in New Zealand. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 57, 124-130. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.04.011

Williamson, D. A., Lim, A., Thomas, M. G., Baker, M. G., Roberts, S. A., Fraser, J. D., & Ritchie, S. R. (2013). Incidence, trends and demographics of Staphylococcus aureus infections in Auckland, New Zealand, 2001-2011. BMC Infectious Diseases, 13(1), 569. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-569

Priest, P. C., Jennings, L. C., Duncan, A. R., Brunton, C. R., & Baker, M. G. (2013). Effectiveness of border screening for detecting influenza in arriving airline travelers. American Journal of Public Health, 103(8), 1412-1418. doi: 10.2105/ajph.2012.300761

Muellner, P., Pleydell, E., Pirie, R., Baker, M. G., Campbell, D., Carter, P. E., & French, N. P. (2013). Molecular-based surveillance of campylobacteriosis in New Zealand: From source attribution to genomic epidemiology. Eurosurveillance, 18(3), 20365. Retrieved from http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84873808580&partnerID=40&md5=3c457d12791a1f85fc891dcc789c095b

White, P. S., Graham, F. F., Harte, D. J. G., Baker, M. G., Ambrose, C. D., & Humphrey, A. R. G. (2013). Epidemiological investigation of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Christchurch, New Zealand: The value of spatial methods for practical public health. Epidemiology & Infection, 141(4), 789-799. doi: 10.1017/S0950268812000994

Viggers, H., Howden-Chapman, P., Ingham, T., Chapman, R., Pene, G., Davies, C., … Pierse, N., Wilson, H., Zhang, J., Baker, M., & Crane, J. (2013). Warm homes for older people: Aims and methods of a randomised community-based trial for people with COPD. BMC Public Health, 13, 176. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-176

Summers, J. A., Wilson, N., Baker, M. G., & Gottfredsson, M. (2013). The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 in two remote island nations: Iceland and New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1373). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, M. G., & Bierre, S. (2013). The houses children live in: Policies to improve housing quality. Policy Quarterly, 9(2), 35-39.

Wilson, N., Summers, J. A., Baker, M. G., Thomson, G., & Harper, G. (2013). Fatal injury epidemiology among the New Zealand military forces in the First World War. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1385). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Kelly, A., Denning-Kemp, G., Geiringer, K., Abdulhamid, A., Albabtain, A., Beard, M., Brimble, J., Campbell, A., Feng, S., Haminudin, M., Hunter, J., Kunac, N., Lin, P., Lundon, N., … Keall, M., Howden-Chapman, P., & Baker, M. G. (2013). Exposure to harmful housing conditions is common in children admitted to Wellington Hospital. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1387). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Simonsen, L., Spreeuwenberg, P., Lustig, R., Taylor, R. J., Fleming, D. M., Kroneman, M., … the GLaMOR Collaborating Teams, including Baker, M., & Zhang, J. (2013). Global mortality estimates for the 2009 influenza pandemic from the GLaMOR Project: A modeling Study. PLoS Medicine, 10(11), e1001558. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001558

Lal, A., Ikeda, T., French, N., Baker, M. G., & Hales, S. (2013). Climate variability, weather and enteric disease incidence in new Zealand: Time series analysis. PLoS ONE, 8(12), e83484. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083484

Spencer, S. E. F., Marshall, J., Pirie, R., Campbell, D., Baker, M. G., & French, N. P. (2012). The spatial and temporal determinants of campylobacteriosis notifications in New Zealand, 2001-2007. Epidemiology & Infection, 140(9), 1663-1677. doi: 10.1017/s0950268811002159

Gray, L., MacDonald, C., Mackie, B., Paton, D., Johnston, D., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Community responses to communication campaigns for influenza A (H1N1): A focus group study. BMC Public Health, 12, 205. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-205

O'Sullivan, C., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Serious skin infections in children: A review of admissions to Gisborne Hospital (2006-2007). New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1351). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lal, A., Baker, M. G., French, N. P., Dufour, M., & Hales, S. (2012). The epidemiology of human salmonellosis in New Zealand, 1997-2008. Epidemiology & Infection, 140(9), 1685-1694. doi: 10.1017/s0950268811002470

Hales, S., Blakely, T., Foster, R. H., Baker, M. G., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2012). Seasonal patterns of mortality in relation to social factors. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 66, 379-384. doi: 10.1136/jech.2010.111864

Wilson, N., Telfar Barnard, L., Summers, J. A., Shanks, G. D., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Differential mortality rates by ethnicity in 3 influenza pandemics over a century, New Zealand. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(1), 71-77. doi: 10.3201/eid1801.110035

Baker, M. G., Kvalsvig, A., Zhang, J., Lake, R., Sears, A., & Wilson, N. (2012). Declining Guillain-Barré syndrome after campylobacteriosis control, New Zealand, 1988-2010. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(2), 226-233. doi: 10.3201/eid1802.111126

Hale, M. J., Hoskins, R. S., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Screening for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, Auckland International Airport, New Zealand. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(5), 866-868. doi: 10.3201/eid1805.111080

Baker, M. G., Telfar Barnard, L., Kvalsvig, A., Verrall, A., Zhang, J., Keall, M., Wilson, N., … Howden-Chapman, P. (2012). Increasing incidence of serious infectious diseases and inequalities in New Zealand: A national epidemiological study. Lancet, 379(9821), 1112-1119. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(11)61780-7

Lal, A., Hales, S., French, N., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Seasonality in human zoonotic enteric diseases: A systematic review. PLoS ONE, 7(4), e31883. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031883

Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., Lanumata, T. S., Hibma, M., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Predictors of intent to vaccinate against HPV/cervical cancer: A multi-ethnic survey of 769 parents in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1350). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

O'Sullivan, C., Baker, M. G., Zhang, J., Davies, A., & Cramp, G. (2012). The epidemiology of serious skin infections in New Zealand children: Comparing the Tairawhiti region with national trends. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1351). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

O'Sullivan, C., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Skin infections in children in a New Zealand primary care setting: Exploring beneath the tip of the iceberg. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1351). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Rose, S. B., Bromhead, C., Lawton, B. A., Zhang, J., Stanley, J., & Baker, M. G. (2012). Access to chlamydia testing needed for high-risk groups: Patterns of testing and detection in an urban area of New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(4), 343-350. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00880.x

Keall, M. D., Crane, J., Baker, M. G., Wickens, K., Howden-Chapman, P., & Cunningham, M. (2012). A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: A cross-sectional study. Environmental Health, 11, 33. doi: 10.1186/1476-069x-11-33

Jacobs, J. H., Archer, B. N., Baker, M. G., Cowling, B. J., Heffernan, R. T., Mercer, G., … Lipsitch, M. (2012). Searching for sharp drops in the incidence of pandemic A/H1N1 influenza by single year of age. PLoS ONE, 7(8), e42328. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042328

Christensen, A. L., Rasmussen, L. H., Baker, M. G., Lip, G. Y. H., Dethlefsen, C., & Larsen, T. B. (2012). Seasonality, incidence and prognosis in atrial fibrillation and stroke in Denmark and New Zealand. BMJ Open, 2(4), e001210. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001210

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Higgins, A., Kvizhinadze, G., Baker, M. G., & Blakely, T. (2012). A national estimate of the hospitalisation costs for the influenza (H1N1) pandemic in 2009. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1365). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wilson, N., Summers, J. A., & Baker, M. G. (2012). The 2009 influenza pandemic: A review of the strengths and weaknesses of the health sector response in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1365). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Keall, M. D., Guria, J., Howden-Chapman, P., & Baker, M. G. (2011). Estimation of the social costs of home injury: A comparison with estimates for road injury. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 43(3), 998-1002. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.11.027

Gallagher, P., Wilson, N., Edwards, R., Cowie, R., & Baker, M. G. (2011). A pilot study of medical student attitudes to, and use of, commercial movies that address public health issues. BMC Research Notes, 4, 111. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-4-111

Amore, K., Baker, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2011). The ETHOS definition and classification of homelessness: An analysis. European Journal of Homelessness, 5, 19-37.

Bandaranayake, D., Jacobs, M., Baker, M., Hunt, D., Wood, T., Bissielo, A., … Huang, Q. S. (2011). The second wave of 2009 pandemic influenza a(H1N1) in New Zealand, January-October 2010. Eurosurveillance, 16(6), 19788. Retrieved from http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?Articleid=19788

Sears, A., Baker, M. G., Wilson, N., Marshall, J., Muellner, P., Campbell, D. M., … French, N. P. (2011). Marked campylobacteriosis decline after interventions aimed at poultry, New Zealand. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(6), 1007-1015. doi: 10.3201/eid1706.101272

O'Sullivan, C. E., Baker, M. G., & Zhang, J. (2011). Increasing hospitalizations for serious skin infections in New Zealand children, 1990-2007. Epidemiology & Infection, 139(11), 1794-1804. doi: 10.1017/S0950268810002761

Jaine, R., Baker, M., & Venugopal, K. (2011). Acute rheumatic fever associated with household crowding in a developed country. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 30(4), 315-319. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181fbd85b

Adlam, S. B., Perera, S., Lake, R. J., Campbell, D. M., Williman, J. A., & Baker, M. G. (2011). Acute gastrointestinal illness in New Zealand: A community study. Epidemiology & Infection, 139(2), 302-308. doi: 10.1017/s0950268810000932

Priest, P. C., Duncan, A. R., Jennings, L. C., & Baker, M. G. (2011). Thermal image scanning for influenza border screening: Results of an airport screening study. PLoS ONE, 6(1), e14490. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014490

Wilson, N., Slaney, D., Baker, M. G., Hales, S., & Britton, E. (2011). Climate change and infectious diseases in New Zealand: A brief review and tentative research agenda. Reviews on Environmental Health, 26(2), 93-99. doi: 10.1515/REVEH.2011.013

Barry, T., Manning, S., Lee, M. S., Eggleton, R., Hampton, S., Kaur, J., Baker, M. G., & Wilson, N. (2011). Respiratory hygiene practices by the public during the 2009 influenza pandemic: An observational study. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 5(5), 317-320. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-2659.2011.00228.x

Das, D. K., Baker, M. G., & Venugopal, K. (2011). Increasing incidence of necrotizing fasciitis in New Zealand: A nationwide study over the period 1990 to 2006. Journal of Infection, 63(6), 429-433. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2011.07.019

Jutel, A., Baker, M. G., Stanley, J., Huang, Q. S., & Bandaranayake, D. (2011). Self-diagnosis of influenza during a pandemic: A cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 1(2), e000234. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000234

Keall, M. D., Ormandy, D., & Baker, M. G. (2011). Injuries associated with housing conditions in Europe: A burden of disease study based on 2004 injury data. Environmental Health, 10, 98. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-10-98

Lake, R. J., Adlam, S. B., Perera, S., Campbell, D. M., & Baker, M. G. (2010). The disease pyramid for acute gastrointestinal illness in New Zealand. Epidemiology & Infection, 138, 1468-1471. doi: 10.1017/S0950268810000397

Rose, S. B., Lawton, B. A., Lanumata, T., Hibma, M., & Baker, M. G. (2010). HPV/cervical cancer vaccination: Parental preferences on age, place and information needs. Journal of Primary Health Care, 2(3), 190-198.

Baker, M., Thornley, C. N., Mills, C., Roberts, S., Perera, S., Peters, J., … Wilson, N. (2010). Transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza on passenger aircraft: Retrospective cohort study. BMJ, 340, c2424. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2424

O'Sullivan, C. E., & Baker, M. G. (2010). Proposed epidemiological case definition for serious skin infection in children. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 46, 176-183. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01658.x

Baker, M. G., Easther, S., & Wilson, N. (2010). A surveillance sector review applied to infectious diseases at a country level. BMC Public Health, 10, 332. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-332

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