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Contact Details

Email
andrew.anglemyer@otago.ac.nz
Position
Research Associate Professor
Department
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin)
Qualifications
MPH 2006 Berkeley (Epi/Biostats) PhD 2010 Berkeley (Epidemiology)
Research summary
Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist and Study Design Methodologist
Teaching
Previously taught papers in statistics, linear regression, data analytics, survey methods and design, and study design
Memberships
  • WHO HIV Treatment Guidelines Committee 2009-2015
  • Cochrane Collaboration Methods Support Unit 2019-present
  • Epidemiology Editor for Cochrane Collaboration 2019-present

Research

Since completion of graduate school, Andrew has been the lead data scientist on several unique public health and clinical topics. Some of these topics have included quantifying the differences in public versus private health service provisions in the developing world, estimating the risk of homicide and suicide as a result of firearms-related violence, determining the effect of community-engaged interventions on activity and health in U.S. school children, predicting clinical outcomes for encephalitis patients, evaluating the effectiveness in a mental health service delivery programme for chronic inebriates, and pooling the effects of early treatment on HIV transmission and disease progression, among other topics. Additionally, he has published and performed numerous analyses employing newer sampling strategies to better assess how an individual’s social network can impact their high-risk behaviours and subsequent poor outcomes. But his research has expanded beyond medicine and public health; he has also been the principal investigator for studies of retention in the U.S. military, and a number of other military- or operations research-related topics.

Beyond his involvement as the primary analyst for various topics, through his collaboration with various research groups, he has developed a keen interest in a number of questions regarding methodology. In particular, we often use disease surveillance data to identify gaps in health care delivery and effectiveness in health policies. Often these approaches are affected by the cross-sectional nature of many surveillance systems. He is interested in the application of alternative approaches to evaluating HIV care continuum data rather than the standard cross-sectional approach as described by international health governing bodies.

Additionally, Andrew has an interest in evaluating the application of meta-analytical techniques in unique scenarios. For example, he is interested in the application of meta-analytical approaches to evaluating studies of animal models as they typically have very small sample sizes. He would also like to explore the implications and limitations of applying traditional meta-analytical techniques to reviews of reviews.

A non-methodological research area of interest for Andrew is the study of infectious diseases. He has been involved with dozens of studies exploring various infectious diseases and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the field. Just as infectious diseases can spread through communities, he is also interested in the spread of violence and the access to firearms. In particular, he has spearheaded a number of studies evaluating the risks of violence perpetration, violent self-harm, and the role of firearms.

Lastly, Associate Professor Anglemyer is personally interested in the pedagogy of teaching statistics, data analytics, and study methodology. His approach to teaching has changed over time as he has learned what works for some students and what does not. Understanding the important roles different teaching mediums have on understanding the pragmatic applications of statistical inference remains a primary interest.

Publications

Anglemyer, A., Ren, X., Gilkison, C., Kumbaroff, Z., Morgan, J., DuBray, K., … Walls, T. (2024). The impact of pneumococcal serotype replacement on the effectiveness of a national immunization program: A population-based active surveillance cohort study in New Zealand. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2024.101082 Journal - Research Article

Chambers, T., Anglemyer, A., Chen, A., Atkinson, J., & Baker, M. G. (2024). Population and contact tracer uptake of New Zealand's QR-code-based digital contact tracing app for COVID-19. Epidemiology & Infection, 152, e66. doi: 10.1017/s0950268824000608 Journal - Research Article

Chambers, T., Anglemyer, A., Chen, A. T.-Y., & Baker, M. G. (2024). An evaluation of the COVID-19 self-service digital contact tracing system in New Zealand. Health Policy, 144, 105073. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2024.105073 Journal - Research Article

Chambers, T., Willink, R., Reynolds, A., Anglemyer, A., Royal, H., Rentta, N., … Picetti, R. (2024). Exposure to nitrate and nitrite in drinking water and cancers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2024(3), CD015822. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD015822 Journal - Research Other

Huang, Q. S., Turner, N., Wood, T., Anglemyer, A., McIntyre, P., Aminisani, N., Dowell, T., … Geoghegan, J., … Jelley, L., … Baker, M. G., Kvalsvig, A., … Webby, R. J. (2024). Impact of the COVID-19 related border restrictions on influenza and other common respiratory viral infections in New Zealand. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses, 18, e13247. doi: 10.1111/irv.13247 Journal - Research Article

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