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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Mei-Ling Blank

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
Research summaryPublic health

Research

My research interests include drug safety issues, alcohol use, spirituality and health and tobacco control.

Publications

Hoek, J., Gendall, P., Blank, M.-L., Robertson, L., & Marsh, L. (2019). Butting out: An analysis of support for measures to address tobacco product waste. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-054956

Robertson, L., Hoek, J., Blank, M.-L., Richards, R., Ling, P., & Popova, L. (2019). Dual use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and smoked tobacco: A qualitative analysis. Tobacco Control, 28(1), 13-19. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054070

Blank, M.-L., Parkin, L., Zeng, J., & Barson, D. (2018). Proton pump inhibitors and infant pneumonia/other lower respiratory tract infections: National nested case-control study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001984

Blank, M.-L., Wood, S., & Egan, R. (2018). Layers of engagement: Staff perceptions of spiritual care in residential aged care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 30(1), 78-98. doi: 10.1080/15528030.2017.1301844

Robertson, L., Hoek, J., Blank, M.-L., Richards, R., Ling, P., Popova, L., & McMillan, L. (2018). A qualitative exploration of information-seeking by electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) users in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 8(10), e023375. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023375

Journal - Research Article

Hoek, J., Gendall, P., Blank, M.-L., Robertson, L., & Marsh, L. (2019). Butting out: An analysis of support for measures to address tobacco product waste. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-054956

Robertson, L., Hoek, J., Blank, M.-L., Richards, R., Ling, P., & Popova, L. (2019). Dual use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and smoked tobacco: A qualitative analysis. Tobacco Control, 28(1), 13-19. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054070

Blank, M.-L., Parkin, L., Zeng, J., & Barson, D. (2018). Proton pump inhibitors and infant pneumonia/other lower respiratory tract infections: National nested case-control study. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001984

Robertson, L., Hoek, J., Blank, M.-L., Richards, R., Ling, P., Popova, L., & McMillan, L. (2018). A qualitative exploration of information-seeking by electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) users in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 8(10), e023375. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023375

Blank, M.-L., Wood, S., & Egan, R. (2018). Layers of engagement: Staff perceptions of spiritual care in residential aged care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 30(1), 78-98. doi: 10.1080/15528030.2017.1301844

Hoek, J., Gendall, P., Eckert, C., Louviere, J., Blank, M.-L., & Thrasher, J. F. (2018). Young adult susceptible non-smokers' and smokers' responses to capsule cigarettes. Tobacco Control. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054470

Blank, M.-L., Hoek, J., George, M., Gendall, P., Conner, T. S., Thrul, J., … Langlotz, T. (2018). An exploration of smoking-to-vaping transition attempts using a "smart" electronic nicotine delivery system. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty093

Parkin, L., Sharples, K. J., Barson, D. J., & Blank, M.-L. (2017). Simvastatin dose and acute kidney injury without concurrent serious muscle injury: A nationwide nested case-control study. PLoS ONE, 12(7), e0182066. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182066

Blank, M.-L., & Parkin, L. (2017). National study of off-label proton pump inhibitor use among New Zealand infants in the first year of life (2005-2012). Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, 65(2), 179-184. doi: 10.1097/mpg.0000000000001596

Blank, M.-L., Connor, J., Gray, A., & Tustin, K. (2016). Alcohol use, mental well-being, self-esteem and general self-efficacy among final-year university students. Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(3), 431-441. doi: 10.1007/s00127-016-1183-x

Blank, M.-L., Connor, J., Gray, A., & Tustin, K. (2015). Screening for hazardous alcohol use among university students using individual questions from the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption. Drug & Alcohol Review, 34(5), 540-548. doi: 10.1111/dar.12272

Blank, M.-L., Parkin, L., Paul, C., & Herbison, P. (2014). A nationwide nested case-control study indicates an increased risk of acute interstitial nephritis with proton pump inhibitor use. Kidney International, 86, 837-844. doi: 10.1038/ki.2014.74

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Journal - Research Other

Haggart, K., Hoek, J., & Blank, M.-L. (2018). Flavour capsule variants' performance in a "dark market": Implications for standardised packaging. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty158

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