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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Anja Mizdrak

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
Research summaryPublic health

Research

Anja joined the University of Otago as a Research Fellow in 2017 to work on the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE

Publications

Blakely, T., Cleghorn, C., Petrović-van der Deen, F., Cobiac, L. J., Mizdrak, A., Mackenbach, J. P., … Wilson, N. (2020). Prospective impact of tobacco eradication and overweight and obesity eradication on future morbidity and health-adjusted life expectancy: Simulation study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 74, 354-361. doi: 10.1136/jech-2019-213091

Blakely, T., Cleghorn, C., Mizdrak, A., Waterlander, W., Nghiem, N., Swinburn, B., Wilson, N., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2020). The effect of food taxes and subsidies on population health and health costs: A modelling study. Lancet Public Health, 5(7), e404-e413. doi: 10.1016/s2468-2667(20)30116-x

Blakely, T., Nghiem, N., Genc, M., Mizdrak, A., Cobiac, L., Ni Mhurchu, C., … Cleghorn, C. (2020). Modelling the health impact of food taxes and subsidies with price elasticities: The case for additional scaling of food consumption using the total food expenditure elasticity. PLoS ONE, 15(3), e0230506. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230506

Mizdrak, A., Telfer, K., Direito, A., Cobiac, L. J., Blakely, T., Cleghorn, C. L., & Wilson, N. (2020). Health gain, cost impacts, and cost-effectiveness of a mass media campaign to promote smartphone apps for physical activity: Modeling study. JMIR mHealth & uHealth, 8(6), e18014. doi: 10.2196/18014

Mizdrak, A., Cobiac, L. J., Cleghorn, C. L., Woodward, A., & Blakely, T. (2020). Fuelling walking and cycling: Human powered locomotion is associated with non-negligible greenhouse gas emissions. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 9196. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-66170-y

Chapter in Book - Research

Mizdrak, A., & Ritchie, A. J. (2017). Health and well-being in urban environments. In J. Bishop (Ed.), Building sustainable cities of the future. (pp. 99-115). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-54458-8

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Journal - Research Article

Blakely, T., Cleghorn, C., Petrović-van der Deen, F., Cobiac, L. J., Mizdrak, A., Mackenbach, J. P., … Wilson, N. (2020). Prospective impact of tobacco eradication and overweight and obesity eradication on future morbidity and health-adjusted life expectancy: Simulation study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 74, 354-361. doi: 10.1136/jech-2019-213091

Mizdrak, A., Cobiac, L. J., Cleghorn, C. L., Woodward, A., & Blakely, T. (2020). Fuelling walking and cycling: Human powered locomotion is associated with non-negligible greenhouse gas emissions. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 9196. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-66170-y

Mizdrak, A., Telfer, K., Direito, A., Cobiac, L. J., Blakely, T., Cleghorn, C. L., & Wilson, N. (2020). Health gain, cost impacts, and cost-effectiveness of a mass media campaign to promote smartphone apps for physical activity: Modeling study. JMIR mHealth & uHealth, 8(6), e18014. doi: 10.2196/18014

Blakely, T., Nghiem, N., Genc, M., Mizdrak, A., Cobiac, L., Ni Mhurchu, C., … Cleghorn, C. (2020). Modelling the health impact of food taxes and subsidies with price elasticities: The case for additional scaling of food consumption using the total food expenditure elasticity. PLoS ONE, 15(3), e0230506. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230506

Blakely, T., Cleghorn, C., Mizdrak, A., Waterlander, W., Nghiem, N., Swinburn, B., Wilson, N., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2020). The effect of food taxes and subsidies on population health and health costs: A modelling study. Lancet Public Health, 5(7), e404-e413. doi: 10.1016/s2468-2667(20)30116-x

Drew, J., Cleghorn, C., Macmillan, A., & Mizdrak, A. (2020). Healthy and climate-friendly eating patterns in the New Zealand context. Environmental Health Perspectives, 128(1), 017007. doi: 10.1289/ehp5996

Cobiac, L. J., Mizdrak, A., & Wilson, N. (2019). Cost-effectiveness of raising alcohol excise taxes to reduce the injury burden of road traffic crashes. Injury Prevention, 25, 421-427. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2018-042914

Wilson, N., Cleghorn, C. L., Cobiac, L. J., Mizdrak, A., & Nghiem, N. (2019). Achieving healthy and sustainable diets: A review of the results of recent mathematical optimization studies. Advances in Nutrition, 10(Suppl. 4), S389-S403. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmz037

Mizdrak, A., Blakely, T., Cleghorn, C. L., & Cobiac, L. J. (2019). Potential of active transport to improve health, reduce healthcare costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions: A modelling study. PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0129316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219316

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, 20, 1187-1204. doi: 10.1111/obr.12868

Nghiem, N., Knight, J., Mizdrak, A., Blakely, T., & Wilson, N. (2019). Preventive pharmacotherapy for cardiovascular disease: A modelling study considering health gain, costs, and cost-effectiveness when stratifying by absolute risk. Scientific Reports, 9, 19562. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-55372-8

Mizdrak, A., Waterlander, W. E., Rayner, M., & Scarborough, P. (2017). Using a UK virtual supermarket to examine purchasing behavior across different income groups in the United Kingdom: Development and feasibility study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(10), e343. doi: 10.2196/jmir.7982

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

Mizdrak, A., Scarborough, P., Waterlander, W. E., & Rayner, M. (2015). Differential responses to food price changes by personal characteristic: A systematic review of experimental studies. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0130320. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130320

Ni Mhurchu, C., Eyles, H., Genc, M., Scarborough, P., Rayner, M., Mizdrak, A., … Blakely, T. (2015). Effects of health-related food taxes and subsidies on mortality from diet-related disease in New Zealand: An econometric-epidemiologic modelling study. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0128477. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128477

Kaur, A., Scarborough, P., Matthews, A., Payne, S., Mizdrak, A., & Rayner, M. (2015). How many foods in the UK carry health and nutrition claims, and are they healthier than those that do not? Public Health Nutrition, 19(6), 988-997. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015002104

Monsivais, P., Scarborough, P., Lloyd, T., Mizdrak, A., Luben, R., Mulligan, A. A., … Woodcock, J. (2015). Greater accordance with the dietary approaches to stop hypertension dietary pattern is associated with lower diet-related greenhouse gas production but higher dietary costs in the United Kingdom. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(1), 138-145. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.090639

Kelly, P., Doherty, A., Mizdrak, A., Marshall, S., Kerr, J., Legge, A., … Foster, C. (2014). High group-level validity but high random error of a self-report travel diary, as assessed by wearable cameras. Journal of Transport & Health, 1(3), 190-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2014.04.003

Scarborough, P., Appleby, P. N., Mizdrak, A., Briggs, A. D. M., Travis, R. C., Bradbury, K. E., & Key, T. J. (2014). Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK. Climatic Change, 125(2), 179-192. doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1169-1

Scarborough, P., Harrington, R. A., Mizdrak, A., Zhou, L. M., & Doherty, A. (2014). The Preventable Risk Integrated ModEl and its used to estimate the health impact of public health policy scenarios. Scientifica, 2014, 748750. doi: 10.1155/2014/748750

Scarborough, P., Payne, C., Agu, C. G., Kaur, A., Mizdrak, A., Rayner, M., … Boyland, E. (2013). How important is the choice of the nutrient profile model used to regulate broadcast advertising of foods to children? A comparison using a targeted data set. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67, 815-820. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2013.112

Briggs, A. D. M., Mizdrak, A., & Scarborough, P. (2013). A statin a day keeps the doctor away: Comparative proverb assessment modelling study. BMJ, 347, F7267. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f7267

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Journal - Research Other

Scarborough, P., Hodgkins, C., Raats, M. M., Harrington, R. A., Cowburn, G., Dean, M., … Mizdrak, A., … Rayner, M. (2015). Protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase the use of traffic light food labelling in UK shoppers (in the FLICC trial). Pilot & Feasibility Studies, 1, 21. doi: 10.1186/s40814-015-0015-1

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