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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Allamanda Faatoese

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (UOC)
QualificationsBSc PhD
Research summaryCardiovascular risk among indigenous and ethnic minority communities

Research

Dr Faatoese joined the Christchurch Heart Institute as a research assistant for the Hauora Manawa/Community Heart Study and then undertook her doctoral studies that focussed on cardiovascular risk profiles of Maori and non-Maori communities. This research continues explore the potential of novel biomarkers to stratify cardiovascular risk among Maori who bear a greater burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Recently, Dr Faatoese was awarded the 2014 HRC Pacific Postdoctoral Fellowship which will support her current interests in novel lipoprotein biomarkers and their associations with cardiovascular risk among Maori and non-Maori communities. This award enables the recruitment of a Pacific Island cohort from the Christchurch community in collaboration with Pacific Trust Canterbury, a whanau-ora based Pacific Health provider. Dr Faatoese is also the Christchurch representative for the University of Otago Division of Health Sciences Pacific Strategic Group whose primary aim is to provide support for enhancing Pacific achievement in Health Sciences.

Publications

Faatoese, A., Sikaleti, S., Priest, P., & Chambers, S. (2016). Knowledge and attitudes to leprosy of pacific people living in New Zealand. Leprosy Review, 87(3), 368-377.

Whalley, G. A., Pitama, S., Troughton, R. W., Doughty, R. N., Gamble, G. D., Gillies, T., Wells, J. E., Faatoese, A., Huria, T., Richards, M., & Cameron, V. A. (2015). Higher prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in two Māori cohorts: Findings from the Hauora Manawa/Community Heart Study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39(1), 26-31. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12300

Faatoese, A. F., Pitama, S. G., Wells, J. E., & Cameron, V. A. (2013). Understanding cardiovascular disparities between Māori and non-Māori in New Zealand: Is there a way to reduce these disparities? In O. T. Jackson & K. A. Evans (Eds.), Health disparities: Epidemiology, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic risk factors and strategies for elimination. (pp. 77-102). New Yourk, NY: Nova.

Stamp, L. K., Wells, J. E., Pitama, S., Faatoese, A., Doughty, R. N., Whalley, G., Richards, A. M., & Cameron, V. A. (2013). Hyperuricaemia and gout in New Zealand rural and urban Māori and non-Māori communities. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(6), 678-684. doi: 10.1111/imj.12062

Cameron, V. A., Faatoese, A. F., Gillies, M. W., Robertson, P. J., Huria, T. M., Doughty, R. N., Whalley, G. A., … Richards, M. A., Troughton, R. W., Tikao-Mason, K. N., Wells, E. J., Sheerin, I. G., & Pitama, S. G. (2012). A cohort study comparing cardiovascular risk factors in rural Māori, urban Māori and non-Māori communities in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 2(3), e000799. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000799

Chapter in Book - Research

Faatoese, A. F., Pitama, S. G., Wells, J. E., & Cameron, V. A. (2013). Understanding cardiovascular disparities between Māori and non-Māori in New Zealand: Is there a way to reduce these disparities? In O. T. Jackson & K. A. Evans (Eds.), Health disparities: Epidemiology, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic risk factors and strategies for elimination. (pp. 77-102). New Yourk, NY: Nova.

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Journal - Research Article

Faatoese, A., Sikaleti, S., Priest, P., & Chambers, S. (2016). Knowledge and attitudes to leprosy of pacific people living in New Zealand. Leprosy Review, 87(3), 368-377.

Whalley, G. A., Pitama, S., Troughton, R. W., Doughty, R. N., Gamble, G. D., Gillies, T., Wells, J. E., Faatoese, A., Huria, T., Richards, M., & Cameron, V. A. (2015). Higher prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy in two Māori cohorts: Findings from the Hauora Manawa/Community Heart Study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39(1), 26-31. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12300

Stamp, L. K., Wells, J. E., Pitama, S., Faatoese, A., Doughty, R. N., Whalley, G., Richards, A. M., & Cameron, V. A. (2013). Hyperuricaemia and gout in New Zealand rural and urban Māori and non-Māori communities. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(6), 678-684. doi: 10.1111/imj.12062

Cameron, V. A., Faatoese, A. F., Gillies, M. W., Robertson, P. J., Huria, T. M., Doughty, R. N., Whalley, G. A., … Richards, M. A., Troughton, R. W., Tikao-Mason, K. N., Wells, E. J., Sheerin, I. G., & Pitama, S. G. (2012). A cohort study comparing cardiovascular risk factors in rural Māori, urban Māori and non-Māori communities in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 2(3), e000799. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000799

Pitama, S., Wells, J. E., Faatoese, A., Tikao-Mason, K., Robertson, P., Huria, T., Gillies, T., … Whalley, G., Troughton, R., Sheerin, I., Richards, M., & Cameron, V. A. (2011). A Kaupapa Māori approach to a community cohort study of heart disease in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(3), 249-255. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00702.x

Faatoese, A. F., Pitama, S. G., Gillies, T. W., Robertson, P. J., Huria, T. M., Tikao-Mason, K. N., … Whalley, G. A., Richards, A. M., Troughton, R. W., Sheerin, I. G., Wells, J. E., & Cameron, V. A. (2011). Community screening for cardiovascular risk factors and levels of treatment in a rural Māori cohort. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 35(6), 517-523. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00777.x

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Journal - Research Other

Sheerin, I., Pitama, S., Wells, J. E., Faatoese, A., Richards, M., Troughton, R., Tikao-Mason, K., Huria, T., Robertson, P., Gillies, M., … Whalley, G., & Cameron, V. (2012). Loose tobacco, ethnicity, income and rurality. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(3), 291-292. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00873.x

Pitama, S., Cameron, V., Huria, T., Tikao-Mason, K., Faatoese, A., & Whalley, G. (2011). Adjusting protocols in clinical research: Finding the point of cultural/clinical fusion. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(1), 72-73.

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