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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Andrea Teng

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (UOW)
QualificationsMBChB, MSc, MPH, FNZCPHM
Research summaryEpidemiology and public health

Research

Dr Teng is a Public Health Medicine Specialist and Senior Research Fellow. As a leader on the Virtual Health Information Network she is developing research capacity and promoting better quality research in the Statistics New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure. Andrea has led several big data studies in the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, including the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on cardiovascular disease, and a study about what protects against progression of prediabetes to diabetes in New Zealand.

Andrea has led studies on mortality, cancer and smoking for the New Zealand Census and Mortality Study & CancerTrends using census mortality linked data, and several studies on the contribution of H. pylori to ethnic inequities in stomach cancer in New Zealand.

She is currently doing a PhD investigating the impact of sugar sweetened beverage taxation in Pacific Island countries and territories. Andrea’s interests are in epidemiology and public health, particularly in research that improves equity and health.

Publications

Teng, A. M., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Signal, L., Genç, M., & Wilson, N. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/obr.12868

Clement, C., Abeling, S., Deely, J., Teng, A., Thomson, G., Johnston, D., & Wilson, N. (2019). Descriptive epidemiology of New Zealand's highest mortality earthquake: Hawke's Bay in 1931. Scientific Reports, 9, 4914. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41432-6

Teng, A., Blakely, T., Scott, N., Jansen, R., Masters-Awatere, B., Krebs, J., & Oetzel, J. (2019). What protects against pre-diabetes progressing to diabetes? Observational study of integrated health and social data. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 148, 119-129. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.12.003

Blakely, T., Disney, G., Valeri, L., Atkinson, J., Teng, A., Wilson, N., & Gurrin, L. (2018). Socioeconomic and tobacco mediation of ethnic inequalities in mortality over time: Repeated census-mortality cohort studies, 1981 to 2011. Epidemiology, 29(4), 506-516. doi: 10.1097/ede.0000000000000842

Wilson, N., Clement, C., Boyd, M., Teng, A., Woodward, A., & Blakely, T. (2018). The long history of health inequality in New Zealand: Occupational class and lifespan in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 175-179. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12765

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A. M., Jones, A. C., Mizdrak, A., Signal, L., Genç, M., & Wilson, N. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/obr.12868

Teng, A., Blakely, T., Scott, N., Jansen, R., Masters-Awatere, B., Krebs, J., & Oetzel, J. (2019). What protects against pre-diabetes progressing to diabetes? Observational study of integrated health and social data. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 148, 119-129. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.12.003

Clement, C., Abeling, S., Deely, J., Teng, A., Thomson, G., Johnston, D., & Wilson, N. (2019). Descriptive epidemiology of New Zealand's highest mortality earthquake: Hawke's Bay in 1931. Scientific Reports, 9, 4914. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41432-6

Blakely, T., Disney, G., Valeri, L., Atkinson, J., Teng, A., Wilson, N., & Gurrin, L. (2018). Socioeconomic and tobacco mediation of ethnic inequalities in mortality over time: Repeated census-mortality cohort studies, 1981 to 2011. Epidemiology, 29(4), 506-516. doi: 10.1097/ede.0000000000000842

Wilson, N., Clement, C., Boyd, M., Teng, A., Woodward, A., & Blakely, T. (2018). The long history of health inequality in New Zealand: Occupational class and lifespan in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 175-179. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12765

Teng, A., Atkinson, J., Disney, G., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). Changing smoking-mortality association over time and across social groups: National census-mortality cohort studies from 1981 to 2011. Scientific Reports, 7, 11465 . doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11785-x

Teng, A. M., Kvizhinadze, G., Nair, N., McLeod, M., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). A screening program to test and treat for Helicobacter pylori infection: Cost-utility analysis by age, sex and ethnicity. BMC Infectious Diseases, 17(1), 156. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2259-2

Blakely, T., Disney, G., Atkinson, J., Teng, A., & Mackenbach, J. P. (2017). A typology for charting socioeconomic mortality gradients: "Go south-west". Epidemiology, 28(4), 594-603. doi: 10.1097/ede.0000000000000671

Teng, A. M., Blakely, T., Ivory, V., Kingham, S., & Cameron, V. (2017). Living in areas with different levels of earthquake damage and association with risk of cardiovascular disease: A cohort-linkage study. Lancet Planetary Health, 1(6), e242-e253. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30101-8

Teng, A. M., Atkinson, J., Disney, G., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). Changing socioeconomic inequalities in cancer incidence and mortality: Cohort study with 54 million person-years follow-up 1981-2011. International Journal of Cancer, 140(6), 1306-1316. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30555

Disney, G., Teng, A., Atkinson, J., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2017). Changing ethnic inequalities in mortality in New Zealand over 30 years: Linked cohort studies with 68.9 million person-years of follow-up. Population Health Metrics, 15, 15. doi: 10.1186/s12963-017-0132-6

Teng, A. M., Atkinson, J., Disney, G., Wilson, N., Sarfati, D., McLeod, M., & Blakely, T. (2016). Ethnic inequalities in cancer incidence and mortality: Census-linked cohort studies with 87 million years of person-time follow-up. BMC Cancer, 16, 755. doi: 10.1186/s12885-016-2781-4

McDonald, A. M., Sarfati, D., Baker, M. G., & Blakely, T. (2015). Trends in Helicobacter pylori infection among Māori, Pacific, and European birth cohorts in New Zealand. Helicobacter, 20(2), 139-145. doi: 10.1111/hel.12186

Ismail, S. A., McDonald, A., Dubois, E., Aljohani, F. G., Coutts, A. P., Majeed, A., & Rawaf, S. (2013). Assessing the state of health research in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 106(6), 224-233. doi: 10.1258/jrsm.2012.120240

McDonald, A. M., & Campbell, O. M. R. (2012). How twins differ: Multiple pregnancy and the use of health care in the 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 17(5), 637-645. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.02967.x

McDonald, A., Paterson, H., & Herbison, P. (2012). Registrar interest in academic obstetrics and gynaecology: A cross-sectional survey. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 52(5), 476-482. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01468.x

Yaghi, K., Yaghi, Y., McDonald, A., Yadegarfar, G., Cecil, E., Seidl, J., … Majeed, A. (2012). Diabetes or war? Incidence of and indications for limb amputation in Lebanon, 2007. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18(12), 1178-1186.

Amati, F., McDonald, A. M., Majeed, A., Dubois, E., & Rawaf, S. (2011). Implementation and evaluation of patient centred care in experimental studies from 2000-2010: Systematic review. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 1(2), 348-357. doi: 10.5750/ijpcm.v1i2.47

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Journal - Research Other

Teng, A. M., Blakely, T., Baker, M. G., & Sarfati, D. (2017). The contribution of Helicobacter pylori to excess gastric cancer in Indigenous and Pacific men: A birth cohort estimate [Short communication]. Gastric Cancer, 20(4), 752-755. doi: 10.1007/s10120-016-0671-8

Pak, N., McDonald, A. M., McKenzie, J., & Tukuitonga, C. (2014). Soft drink consumption in Pacific Island Countries and Territories: A review of trade data. Pacific Health Dialog, 20(1), 59-66. [Review].

McDonald, A., Giles, S., & Nesdale, A. (2014). Norovirus outbreak at an indoor playground. New Zealand Public Health Surveillance Report, 12(1), 7-8. [Case Study].

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