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DSM staff profile

Associate Professor Patricia Priest

PositionAssociate Professor; Head of Department
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsMB ChB MPH DPhil FAFPHM
Research summaryEpidemiology and public health
Teaching
  • Introductory and advanced epidemiological methods
  • Public health

Research

  • Infectious disease epidemiology and prevention/control
  • Screening
  • Public health/epidemiology

Publications

Priest, P., McKenzie, J. E., Audas, R., Poore, M., Brunton, C., & Reeves, L. (2014). Hand sanitiser provision for reducing illness absences in primary school children: A cluster randomised trial. PLoS Medicine, 11(8), e1001700. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001700

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

Murdoch, D. R., Slow, S., Chambers, S. T., Jennings, L. C., Stewart, A. W., Priest, P. C., Florkowski, C. M., … Scragg, R. (2012). Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adults: The vidaris randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 308(13), 1333-1339. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.12505

McKenzie, J. E., Priest, P., Audas, R., Poore, M. R., Brunton, C. R., & Reeves, L. M. (2010). Hand sanitisers for reducing illness absences in primary school children in New Zealand: A cluster randomised controlled trial study protocol. Trials, 11, 7. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-11-7

Slow, S., Priest, P. C., Chambers, S. T., Stewart, A. W., Jennings, L. C., Florkowski, C. M., … Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in healthy adults. Clinical Microbiology & Infection, 20(5), 453-458. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12350

Journal - Research Article

Slow, S., Florkowski, C. M., Chambers, S. T., Priest, P. C., Stewart, A. W., Jennings, L. C., … Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Effect of monthly vitamin D3 supplementation in healthy adults on adverse effects of earthquakes: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 349, g7260. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7260

Scragg, R., Slow, S., Stewart, A. W., Jennings, L. C., Chambers, S. T., Priest, P. C., Florkowski, C. M., … Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Long-term high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation and blood pressure in healthy adults: A randomized controlled trial. Hypertension, 64, 725-730. doi: 10.1161/hypertensionaha.114.03466

Priest, P., McKenzie, J. E., Audas, R., Poore, M., Brunton, C., & Reeves, L. (2014). Hand sanitiser provision for reducing illness absences in primary school children: A cluster randomised trial. PLoS Medicine, 11(8), e1001700. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001700

Slow, S., Priest, P. C., Chambers, S. T., Stewart, A. W., Jennings, L. C., Florkowski, C. M., … Murdoch, D. R. (2014). Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in healthy adults. Clinical Microbiology & Infection, 20(5), 453-458. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12350

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

Murdoch, D. R., Slow, S., Chambers, S. T., Jennings, L. C., Stewart, A. W., Priest, P. C., Florkowski, C. M., … Scragg, R. (2012). Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adults: The vidaris randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 308(13), 1333-1339. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.12505

Reeves, L. M., Priest, P. C., & Poore, M. R. (2012). School toilets: Facilitating hand hygiene? A review of primary school hygiene facilities in a developed country. Journal of Public Health, 34(4), 483-488. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fds028

Psutka, R., Priest, P., Dickson, N., Connor, J., Azariah, S., Kennedy, J., … McIlraith, J. (2012). Sexual health and the Rugby World Cup 2011: A cross-sectional study of sexual health clinics in New Zealand. Sexual Health, 9(5), 466-471. doi: 10.1071/sh12076

Tannock, G. W., Tiong, I. S., Priest, P., Munro, K., Taylor, C., Richardson, A., & Schultz, M. (2011). Testing probiotic strain Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 (Mutaflor) for its ability to reduce carriage of multidrug-resistant E. coli by elderly residents in long-term care facilities. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 60(3), 366-370. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.025874-0

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

Kelly, H. A., Priest, P. C., Mercer, G. N., & Dowse, G. K. (2011). We should not be complacent about our population-based public health response to the first influenza pandemic of the 21st century. BMC Public Health, 11, 78. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-78

Aiello, A. E., Coulborn, R. M., Aragon, T. G., Baker, M. G., Burrus, B. B., Cowling, B., Duncan, A., … Priest, P., … Vukotich, Jr, C. J. (2010). Research findings from nonpharmaceutical intervention studies for pandemic influenza and current gaps in the research. American Journal of Infection Control, 38(4), 251-258. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.12.007

McKenzie, J. E., Priest, P., Audas, R., Poore, M. R., Brunton, C. R., & Reeves, L. M. (2010). Hand sanitisers for reducing illness absences in primary school children in New Zealand: A cluster randomised controlled trial study protocol. Trials, 11, 7. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-11-7

Priest, P., Sadler, L., Sykes, P., Marshall, R., Peters, J., & Crengle, S. (2010). Determinants of inequalities in cervical cancer stage at diagnosis and survival in New Zealand. Cancer Causes & Control, 21, 209-214. doi: 10.1007/s10552-009-9451-7

Parkin, L., Williams, S. M., & Priest, P. (2009). Preventing winter falls: A randomised controlled trial of a novel intervention. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1298). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1298/3683/content.pdf

Duncan, A. R., Priest, P. C., Jennings, L. C., Brunton, C. R., & Baker, M. G. (2009). Screening for influenza infection in international airline travelers. American Journal of Public Health, 99(Suppl. 2), S360-S362. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.158071

Paul, C., Nicholls, R., Priest, P., & McGee, R. (2008). Making policy decisions about population screening for breast cancer: The role of citizens' deliberation. Health Policy, 85(3), 314-320. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2007.08.007

Priest, P., Sadler, L., Peters, J., Crengle, S., Bethwaite, P., Medley, G., & Jackson, R. (2007). Pathways to diagnosis of cervical cancer: Screening history, delay in follow up, and smear reading. BJOG, 114, 398-407.

Hamilton, S., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Priest, P. (2007). Food and nutrient availability in New Zealand: An analysis of supermarket sales data. Public Health Nutrition, 10(12), 1448-1455.

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Journal - Research Other

Vukotich, Jr, C. J., Coulborn, R. M., Aragon, T. J., Baker, M. G., Burrus, B. B., Aiello, A. E., … Priest, P., … Wetterhall, S. F. (2010). Findings, gaps, and future direction for research in nonpharmaceutical interventions for pandemic influenza [Conference Summary]. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(4). doi: 10.3201/eid1604.090719

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