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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

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. 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., 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

Commissioned Report for External Body

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.

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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.

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

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Other Research Output

Teng, A., McLeod, M., Blakely, T., Wilson, N. (2017, April). Is it time to pilot a test and treat programme for reducing the stomach cancer burden and inequalities in NZ? University of Otago Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2017/04/18/is-it-time-to-pilot-a-test-and-treat-programme-for-reducing-the-stomach-cancer-burden-and-inequalities-in-nz/

Teng, A., Blakely, T., Baker, M., Sarfati, D. (2016, November). Casting a long shadow: Infection drives stomach cancer inequalities in Māori and Pacific peoples. University of Otago Public Health Expert Blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2016/11/28/casting-a-long-shadow-infection-drives-stomach-cancer-inequalities-in-maori-and-pacific-peoples/

Wilson, N., Cleghorn, C., Teng, A., McLeod, M., Beaglehole, R., Blakely, T. (2016, May). Progress on reducing retail availability of sugary drinks in NZ. University of Otago Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2016/05/16/progress-on-reducing-retail-availability-of-sugary-drinks-in-nz/

Waterlander, W., Wilson, N., Ni Mhurchu, C., Cleghorn, C., McDonald, A., Eyles, H., Blakely, T. (2016, March). The UK government shows leadership with a soft drink tax announcement. University of Otago Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2016/03/22/the-uk-government-shows-leadership-with-a-soft-drink-tax-announcement/

McDonald, A. (2015, August). What the Pacific & Mexico can tell us about soft drink taxes and public health. University of Otago Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2015/08/18/what-the-pacific-mexico-can-tell-us-about-soft-drink-taxes-and-public-health/

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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

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. 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

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

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., 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

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

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., 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

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

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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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Awarded Masters Degree

McDonald, A. M. (2014). Casting a long shadow: The role of household crowding on Helicobacter pylori infection, and excess stomach cancer incidence among Māori and Pacific people (MPH). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/5968

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