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MBChB, MSc, MPH, FNZCPHM Senior Research Fellow; Virtual Health Information Network

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Andrea Teng is a public health physician and senior research fellow working as an epidemiologist in the Department of Public Health. Andrea's research focus is on prevention of non-communicable disease especially nutrition-related conditions, equity, public health in the Pacific, policy evaluation, and integrated data research. She is PI on these projects:

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Teng, A., Cleghorn, C., Signal, L., Smith, M., Te Morenga, L., Walby, E., & Wilson, N. (2024). Food and beverage taxes for a healthier diet: The Pacific experience. The Briefing, (31 January). Retrieved from

Teng, A., Stanley, J., Jackson, C., Koea, J., Lao, C., Lawrenson, R., … Sika-Paotonu, D., & Gurney, J. (2024). The growing cancer burden: Age-period-cohort projections in Aotearoa New Zealand 2020-2044. Cancer Epidemiology, 89, 102535. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2024.102535

Walby, E., Jones, A., Smith, M., Na'ati, E., Snowdon, W., & Teng, A. (2023). Food tax policies in Pacific Island Countries and Territories: Systematic policy review. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/S1368980023002914

Gurney, J., Stanley, J., Teng, A., Robson, B., Scott, N., Sika-Paotonu, D., … Krebs, J., & Koea, J. (2023). Equity of cancer and diabetes co-occurrence: A national study with 44 million person-years of follow-up. JCO Global Oncology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1200/GO.22.00357

Lawrenson, R., Lao, C., Stanley, J., Campbell, I., Krebs, J., Meredith, I., Koea, J., Teng, A., Sika-Paotonu, D., Stairmand, J., & Gurney, J. (2023). Impact of diabetes on surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10549-023-06915-1

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