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First paper published from PhD research

Tuesday 6 November 2018 3:52pm

Sarah Donald (2018)
Sarah Donald.

PhD candidate Sarah Donald and her supervisory team have published the first paper from her PhD research.

Published in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, the manuscript describes the process undertaken to generate a pregnancy cohort using data from four national health collections. The cohort contains over 940,000 pregnancies over a 10-year period, and includes early pregnancy losses as well as deliveries.

Additionally, a baby cohort was created containing the records of 630,000 infants of the cohort members. These cohorts will be valuable tools for investigating the utilisation and safety of medicines during pregnancy in New Zealand.


Donald S, Barson D, Horsburgh S, Sharples K, Parkin L. Generation of a pregnancy cohort for medicine utilisation and medicine safety studies in New Zealand. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2018. Early View. DOI: 10.1002/pds.4671