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Andrea Teng, Department of Public Health

Profile_Andrea-McDonald-MBChB, MSc, MPH, FNZCPHM

Senior Research Fellow; Virtual Health Information Network

Contact details

Tel +64 4 806 1616
Fax +64 4 389 5319
Email andrea.teng@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

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.

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Publications

Wilson, N., Jones, A., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2021). The epidemiology of attacks on statues: New Zealand as a case study. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252567

Teng, A., Snowdon, W., Tin, S. T. W., Genç, M., Na'ati, E., Puloka, V., Signal, L., & Wilson, N. (2021). Progress in the Pacific on sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes: A systematic review of policy changes from 2000 to 2019. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13123

Teng, A. M., Genç, M., Herman, J., Signal, L., Areai, D., & Wilson, N. (2021). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on price, import and sale volumes in an island nation: Interrupted time series analysis. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1368980021000185

Teng, A., Buffière, B., Genç, M., Latavao, T., Puloka, V., Signal, L., & Wilson, N. (2021). Equity of expenditure changes associated with a sweetened-beverage tax in Tonga: Repeated cross-sectional household surveys. BMC Public Health, 21, 149. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-10139-z

Teng, A., Puloka, V., Filimoehala, O., Latu, C., Lolomana'ia, M., Osornprasop, S., Genç, M., Signal, L., & Wilson, N. (2020). Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes in the Pacific with evaluation results from Tonga. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) XChange. (pp. 415). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from https://venuewest.eventsair.com/isbnpa-xchange-initiative

Baker, M. G., McDonald, A. M., Zhang, J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2013). Infectious diseases attributable to household crowding in New Zealand: A systematic review and burden of disease estimate. Wellington, New Zealand: He Kainga Oranga / Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago. 80p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Wilson, N., Jones, A. C., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2020). Attacks on statues associated with social injustice and militarism: New Zealand as a case study. SocArXiv. doi: 10.31235/osf.io/e6agq

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

McDonald, A. (2015). Sugar-sweetened beverage tax in Pacific Island countries and territories: A discussion paper. Noumea, New Caledonia: Public Health Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 54p.

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

McDonald, A. (2014). Linking housing and health in the Hutt Valley: Housing Coordinator Pilot evaluation. Wellington, New Zealand: Regional Public Health. 96p. Retrieved from http://www.rph.org.nz/content/8efc237c-c36d-4e29-851d-60d2eacecaf3.cmr

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Teng, A., Blakely, T., & Sarfati, D. (2019). Changing social inequalities in cancer mortality: The value of linking census and health data. In S. Vaccarella, J. Lortet-Tieulent, R. Saracci, D. I. Conway, K. Straif & C. P. Wild (Eds.), Reducing social inequalities in cancer: Evidence and priorities for research [IARC Scientific Publication No. 168]. (pp. 25-27). Lyon, France: international Agency for Research on Cancer.

Chapter in Book - Research

Teng, A. M., Genç, M., Herman, J., Signal, L., Areai, D., & Wilson, N. (2021). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on price, import and sale volumes in an island nation: Interrupted time series analysis. Public Health Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/s1368980021000185

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A., Buffière, B., Genç, M., Latavao, T., Puloka, V., Signal, L., & Wilson, N. (2021). Equity of expenditure changes associated with a sweetened-beverage tax in Tonga: Repeated cross-sectional household surveys. BMC Public Health, 21, 149. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-10139-z

Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., Jones, A., Teng, A., & Thomson, G. (2021). The epidemiology of attacks on statues: New Zealand as a case study. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252567. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252567

Journal - Research Article

Brewer, N., Atkinson, J., Guilford, P., Print, C., Blakely, T., & Teng, A. (2020). An estimate of limited duration cancer prevalence in New Zealand using 'big' data. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1514), 49-62. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A., Blakely, T., Atkinson, J., Kalediėnė, R., Leinsalu, M., Martikainen, P. T., … Mackenbach, J. P. (2020). Changing social inequalities in smoking, obesity and cause-specific mortality: Cross-national comparisons using compass typology. PLoS ONE, 15(7), e0232971. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232971

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A., Puloka, V., Genç, M., Filimoehala, O., Latu, C., Lolomana'ia, M., … Signal, L., & Wilson, N. (2020). Sweetened beverage taxes and changes in beverage price, imports and manufacturing: Interrupted time series analysis in a middle-income country. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 17, 90. doi: 10.1186/s12966-020-00980-1

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Sarfati, D., Dyer, R., Sam, F. A.-L., Barton, M., Bray, F., Buadromo, E., Ekeroma, A., … Puloka, V., … Teng, A., … Vivili, P. (2019). Cancer control in the Pacific: Big challenges facing small island states. Lancet Oncology, 20(9), e475-e492. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30400-0

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Teng, A., Snowdon, W., Tin, S. T. W., Genç, M., Na'ati, E., Puloka, V., Signal, L., & Wilson, N. (2021). Progress in the Pacific on sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes: A systematic review of policy changes from 2000 to 2019. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13123

Journal - Research Other

Signal, V., Gurney, J., Inns, S., McLeod, M., Sika-Paotonu, D., Sowerbutts, S., Teng, A., & Sarfati, D. (2020). Helicobacter pylori, stomach cancer and its prevention in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 50(3), 397-417. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1650081

Journal - Research Other

Milne, B. J., Atkinson, J., Blakely, T., Day, H., Douwes, J., Gibb, S., … Teng, A. (2019). Data Resource Profile: The New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(3), 677-677e. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyz014

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

Journal - Research Other

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].

Journal - Research Other

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].

Journal - Research Other

McDonald, A. M., & Paterson, H. (2013). Re: Registrar interest in academic obstetrics and gynaecology: A cross-sectional survey by McDonald A, Paterson H, Herbison P. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2012; 52: 476–482. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 53(2), 215. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12085

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Freeman, L., Wilson, N., Teng, A., & Jones, A. (2020). Sugar-sweetened beverage tax pass-through rates: A systematic review. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) XChange. (pp. 413). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from https://venuewest.eventsair.com/isbnpa-xchange-initiative

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Teng, A., Puloka, V., Filimoehala, O., Latu, C., Lolomana'ia, M., Osornprasop, S., Genç, M., Signal, L., & Wilson, N. (2020). Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes in the Pacific with evaluation results from Tonga. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) XChange. (pp. 415). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from https://venuewest.eventsair.com/isbnpa-xchange-initiative

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Teng, A. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on consumption: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Proceedings of the 23rd International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Conference on Health Promotion. Retrieved from http://www.iuhpe2019.com

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Teng, A., Signal, L., & Wilson, N. (2019). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation in the Pacific. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting: Healthy People, Healthy Planet. (pp. 60). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity. Retrieved from http://isbnpa2019.venuewest.com

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Teng, A. (2018). Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation. Proceedings of the Pacific International Health Symposium. (pp. 10). Retrieved from https://pihs.squarespace.com

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Teng, A., Blakely, T., Ivory, V., Kingham, S., & Cameron, V. (2017). Does living in an area with greater earthquake damage increase risk of cardiovascular disease? Cohort linkage study. Proceedings of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshop. (pp. 23). NZCPHM. Retrieved from https://www.nzcphm.org.nz

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

McDonald, A., Sarfati, D., Blakely, T., & Baker, M. (2013). Casting a long shadow: The role of household crowding on Helicobacter pylori infection, and excess stomach cancer incidence among Māori and Pacific people in New Zealand. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 9(Suppl. 3), (pp. 81-82). doi: 10.1111/ajco.12144

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Teng, A. (2018, February). Role of infection in cancer in indigenous and Pacific peoples: H. pylori: Casting a long shadow. Verbal presentation at the Indigenous People and Cancer Symposium: A Shared Agenda for Aotearoa, Australia, and Pacific Nations, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Teng, A. M. (2017, August). Does living in an area damaged by earthquakes increase cardiovascular disease risk five years on? Cohort linkage study. Verbal presentation at the 21st International Epidemiological Association (IEA) World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE), Saitama, Japan.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Teng, A. M., Atkinson, J., Disney, G., Wilson, N., Sarfati, D., McLeod, M., & Blakely, T. (2016, September). Ethnic inequalities in cancer incidence and mortality: Census-linked cohort studies with 87 million years of person-time follow-up. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshop, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McDonald, A., Sarfati, D., Baker, M. G., & Blakely, T. (2015, November). Casting a long shadow: The role of household crowding in Helicobactor pylori infection and excess stomach cancer incidence among Maori and Pacific people. Verbal presentation at the 18th International Conference on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms (CHRO), Rotorua, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Nair, N., McDonald, A. M., Kvizhinadze, G., Wilson, N., & Blakely, T. (2015, November). A screening programme to test and treat H. pylori infection in New Zealand: A cost-utility analysis by age, sex and ethnicity. Keynote presentation at the 18th International Conference on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms (CHRO), Rotorua, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

McDonald, A., Sarfati, D., Baker, M., & Blakely, T. (2013, September). Casting a long shadow: The role of household crowding on Helicobactor pylori infection, and excess stomach cancer incidence among Māori and Pacific people. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM) Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshop, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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