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Health Sciences profile

Linda Cobiac

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (UOW)

Publications

Brown, V., Moodie, M., Cobiac, L., Mantilla Herrera, A. M., & Carter, R. (2017). Obesity-related health impacts of fuel excise taxation: An evidence review and cost-effectiveness study. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 359. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4271-2

Mytton, O. T., Tainio, M., Ogilvie, D., Panter, J., Cobiac, L., & Woodcock, J. (2017). The modelled impact of increases in physical activity: The effect of both increased survival and reduced incidence of disease. European Journal of Epidemiology, 32(3), 235-250. doi: 10.1007/s10654-017-0235-1

Cleghorn, C. L., Blakely, T., Kvizhinadze, G., van der Deen, F. S., Nghiem, N., Cobiac, L. J., & Wilson, N. (2017). Impact of increasing tobacco taxes on working-age adults: Short-term health gain, health equity and cost savings. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053914

Pearson, A. L., Cleghorn, C. L., van der Deen, F. S., Cobiac, L. J., Kvizhinadze, G., Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N. (2017). Tobacco retail outlet restrictions: Health and cost impacts from multistate life-table modelling in a national population. Tobacco Control, 26(5), 579-585. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052846

Cobiac, L. J., & Scarborough, P. (2017). Translating the WHO 25×25 goals into a UK context: The PROMISE modelling study. BMJ Open, 7(4), e012805. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012805

Journal - Research Article

Brown, V., Moodie, M., Cobiac, L., Mantilla Herrera, A. M., & Carter, R. (2017). Obesity-related health impacts of fuel excise taxation: An evidence review and cost-effectiveness study. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 359. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4271-2

Cobiac, L. J., & Scarborough, P. (2017). Translating the WHO 25×25 goals into a UK context: The PROMISE modelling study. BMJ Open, 7(4), e012805. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012805

Pearson, A. L., Cleghorn, C. L., van der Deen, F. S., Cobiac, L. J., Kvizhinadze, G., Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N. (2017). Tobacco retail outlet restrictions: Health and cost impacts from multistate life-table modelling in a national population. Tobacco Control, 26(5), 579-585. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052846

Cleghorn, C. L., Blakely, T., Kvizhinadze, G., van der Deen, F. S., Nghiem, N., Cobiac, L. J., & Wilson, N. (2017). Impact of increasing tobacco taxes on working-age adults: Short-term health gain, health equity and cost savings. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053914

Mytton, O. T., Tainio, M., Ogilvie, D., Panter, J., Cobiac, L., & Woodcock, J. (2017). The modelled impact of increases in physical activity: The effect of both increased survival and reduced incidence of disease. European Journal of Epidemiology, 32(3), 235-250. doi: 10.1007/s10654-017-0235-1

van der Deen, F. S., Wilson, N., Cleghorn, C. L., Kvizhinadze, G., Cobiac, L. J., Nghiem, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). Impact of five tobacco endgame strategies on future smoking prevalence, population health and health system costs: Two modelling studies to inform the tobacco endgame. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053585

Cobiac, L. J., Tam, K., Veerman, L., & Blakely, T. (2017). Taxes and subsidies for improving diet and population health in Australia: A cost-effectiveness modelling study. PLoS Medicine, 14(2), e1002232. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002232

Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., Cobiac, L. J., Cleghorn, C. L., & Wilson, N. (2016). The health gains and cost savings of dietary salt reduction interventions, with equity and age distributional aspects. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 423. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3102-1

Payne, C. L. R., Scarborough, P., & Cobiac, L. (2016). Do low-carbon-emission diets lead to higher nutritional quality and positive health outcomes? A systematic review of the literature. Public Health Nutrition, 19(14), 2654-2661. doi: 10.1017/S1368980016000495

Cobiac, L., Scarborough, P., Kaur, A., & Rayner, M. (2016). The Eatwell Guide: Modelling the health implications of incorporating new sugar and fibre guidelines. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0167859. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167859

Magnus, A., Moodie, M. L., Ferguson, M., Cobiac, L. J., Liberato, S. C., & Brimblecombe, J. (2016). The economic feasibility of price discounts to improve diet in Australian Aboriginal remote communities. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(S1), S36-S41. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12391

Scarborough, P., Kaur, A., Cobiac, L., Owens, P., Parlesak, A., Sweeney, K., & Rayner, M. (2016). Eatwell Guide: Modelling the dietary and cost implications of incorporating new sugar and fibre guidelines. BMJ Open, 6(12), e013182. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013182

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Eyles, H., Ni Mhurchu, C., Shields, E., Cobiac, L. J., Cleghorn, C. L., & Blakely, T. (2016). Modeling health gains and cost savings for ten dietary salt reduction targets. Nutrition Journal, 15, 44. doi: 10.1186/s12937-016-0161-1

Scarborough, P., Smolina, K., Mizdrak, A., Cobiac, L., & Briggs, A. (2016). Assessing the external validity of model-based estimates of the incidence of heart attack in England: A modelling study. BMC Public Health, 16, 1135. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3782-6

Cobiac, L. J., Ikeda, T., Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N. (2015). Modelling the implications of regular increases in tobacco taxation in the tobacco endgame. Tobacco Control, 24, e154-e160. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051543

Pearson, A. L., van der Deen, F. S., Wilson, N., Cobiac, L., & Blakely, T. (2015). Theoretical impacts of a range of major tobacco retail outlet reduction interventions: Modelling results in a country with a smoke-free nation goal. Tobacco Control, 24(e1), e32-e38. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051362

Blakely, T., Cobiac, L. J., Cleghorn, C. L., Pearson, A. L., van der Deen, F. S., Kvizhinadze, G., Nghiem, N., McLeod, M., & Wilson, N. (2015). Health, health inequality, and cost impacts of annual increases in tobacco tax: Multistate life table modeling in New Zealand. PLoS Medicine, 12(7), e1001856. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001856

Ikeda, T., Cobiac, L., Wilson, N., Carter, K., & Blakely, T. (2015). What will it take to get to under 5% smoking prevalence by 2025? Modelling in a country with a smokefree goal. Tobacco Control, 24(2), 139-145. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051196

Nghiem, N., Blakely, T., Cobiac, L. J., Pearson, A. L., & Wilson, N. (2015). Health and economic impacts of eight different dietary salt reduction interventions. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0123915. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123915

The Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases Collaboration, including Cobiac, L. J. (2014). Cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes mortality burden of cardiometabolic risk factors from 1980 to 2010: A comparative risk assessment. Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 2(8), 634-647. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(14)70102-0

Holm, A. L., Veerman, L., Cobiac, L., Ekholm, O., & Diderichsen, F. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of preventive interventions to reduce alcohol consumption in Denmark. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e88041. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088041

Stephens, S. K., Cobiac, L. J., & Veerman, J. L. (2014). Improving diet and physical activity to reduce population prevalence of overweight and obesity: An overview of current evidence. Preventive Medicine, 62, 167-178. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.02.008

van der Deen, F. S., Ikeda, T., Cobiac, L., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2014). Projecting future smoking prevalence to 2025 and beyond in New Zealand using smoking prevalence data from the 2013 Census. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1406). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/

Holm, A. L., Veerman, L., Cobiac, L., Ekholm, O., & Diderichsen, F. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of changes in alcohol taxation in Denmark: A modelling study. Cost Effectiveness & Resource Allocation, 12, 1. doi: 10.1186/1478-7547-12-1

Cobiac, L. J., Veerman, L., & Vos, T. (2013). The role of cost-effectiveness analysis in developing nutrition policy. Annual Review of Nutrition, 33, 373-393. doi: 10.1146/annurev-nutr-071812-161133

Doran, C. M., Byrnes, J. M., Cobiac, L. J., Vandenberg, B., & Vos, T. (2013). Estimated impacts of alternative Australian alcohol taxation structures on consumption, public health and government revenues. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(9), 619-622. doi: 10.5694/mja13.10605

Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Foster, R., Cobiac, L., & Blakely, T. (2012). Estimating the cost of new public health legislation. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 90(7), 532-539. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.097584

Cobiac, L. J., Magnus, A., Barendregt, J. J., Carter, R., & Vos, T. (2012). Improving the cost-effectiveness of cardiovascular disease prevention in Australia: A modelling study. BMC Public Health, 12, 398. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-398

Cobiac, L. J., Magnus, A., Lim, S., Barendregt, J. J., Carter, R., & Vos, T. (2012). Which interventions offer best value for money in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease? PLoS ONE, 7(7), e41842. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041842

Cobiac, L. J., & Vos, T. (2012). Cost-effectiveness of extending the coverage of water supply fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries in Australia. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 40(4), 369-376. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2012.00684.x

Veerman, J. L., Healy, G. N., Cobiac, L. J., Vos, T., Winkler, E. A. H., Owen, N., & Dunstan, D. W. (2012). Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: A life table analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(13), 927-930. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-085662

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Wilson, N., Nghiem, N., Eyles, H., Ni Mhurchu, C., Cobiac, L. J., Pearson, A. L., Cleghorn, C., & Blakely, T. (2014). Possible impact of the Tick Programme in New Zealand on selected nutrient intakes: Tentative estimates and methodological complexities. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1399). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Veerman, J. L., & Cobiac, L. J. (2013). Removing the GST exemption for fresh fruits and vegetables could cost lives. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(8), 534-535. doi: 10.5694/mja13.11064

Wilson, N., van der Deen, F. S., Pearson, A. L., Cobiac, L., & Blakely, T. (2013). Expert ranking of tobacco control interventions for health economic modelling research in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1368). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Cobiac, L. J. (2012). PHARMAC looks great value for money: An Australian perspective. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1358), 82-83. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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