MICHAEL GEORGE BAKER

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Marked campylobacteriosis decline after interventions aimed at poultry, New Zealand
    Ann Sears
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1007-15. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Exposure to harmful housing conditions is common in children admitted to Wellington Hospital
    Ashton Kelly
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand 6242
    N Z Med J 126:108-26. 2013
  3. pmc A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Environ Health 11:33. 2012
  4. pmc Warm homes for older people: aims and methods of a randomised community-based trial for people with COPD
    Helen Viggers
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 13:176. 2013
  5. pmc Risk factors, microbiological findings and outcomes of necrotizing fasciitis in New Zealand: a retrospective chart review
    Dilip Kumar Das
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Infect Dis 12:348. 2012
  6. pmc Injuries associated with housing conditions in Europe: a burden of disease study based on 2004 injury data
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Environ Health 10:98. 2011
  7. pmc Community responses to communication campaigns for influenza A (H1N1): a focus group study
    Lesley Gray
    Dept of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 12:205. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Increasing incidence of serious infectious diseases and inequalities in New Zealand: a national epidemiological study
    Michael G Baker
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Lancet 379:1112-9. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Skin infections in children in a New Zealand primary care setting: exploring beneath the tip of the iceberg
    Cathryn O'Sullivan
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:70-9. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of serious skin infections in New Zealand children: comparing the Tairawhiti region with national trends
    Cathryn O'Sullivan
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:40-54. 2012

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Publications39

  1. pmc Marked campylobacteriosis decline after interventions aimed at poultry, New Zealand
    Ann Sears
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:1007-15. 2011
    ..contamination of poultry. The apparent success of these interventions may inform approaches other countries could consider to help control foodborne campylobacteriosis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Exposure to harmful housing conditions is common in children admitted to Wellington Hospital
    Ashton Kelly
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand 6242
    N Z Med J 126:108-26. 2013
    ..To measure the prevalence of exposure to potentially modifiable risk factors in the homes of children hospitalised in Wellington...
  3. pmc A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Environ Health 11:33. 2012
    ..Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk...
  4. pmc Warm homes for older people: aims and methods of a randomised community-based trial for people with COPD
    Helen Viggers
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 13:176. 2013
    ..It will also examine whether these subsidies are cost-beneficial...
  5. pmc Risk factors, microbiological findings and outcomes of necrotizing fasciitis in New Zealand: a retrospective chart review
    Dilip Kumar Das
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Infect Dis 12:348. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Injuries associated with housing conditions in Europe: a burden of disease study based on 2004 injury data
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Environ Health 10:98. 2011
    ..Such estimates are essential for motivating injury prevention efforts as they quantify potential health gains, in terms of injuries prevented, via specific environmental interventions...
  7. pmc Community responses to communication campaigns for influenza A (H1N1): a focus group study
    Lesley Gray
    Dept of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 12:205. 2012
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Increasing incidence of serious infectious diseases and inequalities in New Zealand: a national epidemiological study
    Michael G Baker
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Lancet 379:1112-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to develop and apply a robust systematic method for monitoring the epidemiology of serious infectious diseases...
  9. ncbi request reprint Skin infections in children in a New Zealand primary care setting: exploring beneath the tip of the iceberg
    Cathryn O'Sullivan
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:70-9. 2012
    ..We aimed to describe the epidemiology of childhood skin infections presenting to primary care in a region of New Zealand with a particularly high burden of infection and compare this to hospitalised cases during the same period...
  10. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of serious skin infections in New Zealand children: comparing the Tairawhiti region with national trends
    Cathryn O'Sullivan
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:40-54. 2012
    ..This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of serious skin infections in children in this region, and make comparisons with equivalent national data to identify factors that might be contributing to elevated infection rates...
  11. ncbi request reprint Serious skin infections in children: a review of admissions to Gisborne Hospital (2006-2007)
    Cathryn O'Sullivan
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:55-69. 2012
    ..This study aimed to describe the characteristics of serious skin infections in children hospitalised in the Tairawhiti region...
  12. pmc Declining Guillain-Barré syndrome after campylobacteriosis control, New Zealand, 1988-2010
    Michael G Baker
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:226-33. 2012
    ..Therefore, regulatory measures to prevent foodborne campylobacteriosis probably have an additional health and economic benefit of preventing GBS...
  13. pmc Key transmission parameters of an institutional outbreak during the 1918 influenza pandemic estimated by mathematical modelling
    Gabriel Sertsou
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Theor Biol Med Model 3:38. 2006
    ..To estimate the key transmission parameters associated with an outbreak of pandemic influenza in an institutional setting (New Zealand 1918)...
  14. pmc A pilot study of medical student attitudes to, and use of, commercial movies that address public health issues
    Peter Gallagher
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South 6021, New Zealand
    BMC Res Notes 4:111. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  15. pmc Trends and determinants of excess winter mortality in New Zealand: 1980 to 2000
    Gabrielle S Davie
    Injury Prevention Research Unit, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 7:263. 2007
    ..Conflicting evidence has been presented on the role of gender, region and deprivation. Little has been published on the magnitude of excess winter mortality (EWM) in New Zealand (NZ) and other Southern Hemisphere countries...
  16. pmc Involving students in real-world research: a pilot study for teaching public health and research skills
    Elinor Millar
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Med Educ 9:45. 2009
    ..A need to improve research skills among medical students has also been suggested. Therefore we piloted an integrative teaching exercise that combined teaching of research skills and public health, with real-world research...
  17. pmc Quarantine for pandemic influenza control at the borders of small island nations
    Hiroshi Nishiura
    Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Utrecht, 3584 CL Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 9:27. 2009
    ..Motivated by the situation of small island nations, which will probably experience the introduction of pandemic influenza via just one airport, we examined the potential effectiveness of quarantine as a border control measure...
  18. pmc Small islands and pandemic influenza: potential benefits and limitations of travel volume reduction as a border control measure
    Martin Eichner
    1Department of Medical Biometry, University of Tubingen, Germany
    BMC Infect Dis 9:160. 2009
    ..Some island nations have explicit components of their influenza pandemic plans for providing travel warnings and restricting incoming travellers. But the potential value of such restrictions has not been quantified...
  19. pmc A surveillance sector review applied to infectious diseases at a country level
    Michael G Baker
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:332. 2010
    ..Such reviews also have the potential to identify important surveillance gaps, improve the organisation of disparate surveillance systems and to focus attention on upstream hazards, determinants and interventions...
  20. pmc Transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza on passenger aircraft: retrospective cohort study
    Michael G Baker
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Box 7343 Wellington South 6242, New Zealand
    BMJ 340:c2424. 2010
    ..To assess the risk of transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza (pandemic A/H1N1) from an infected high school group to other passengers on an airline flight and the effectiveness of screening and follow-up of exposed passengers...
  21. ncbi request reprint The new International Health Regulations: a revolutionary change in global health security
    Michael G Baker
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington South
    N Z Med J 120:U2872. 2007
    ..With collective national and international effort to implement these new Regulations, the IHR 2005 will support greater global health security for all...
  22. ncbi request reprint Regulation of chicken contamination is urgently needed to control New Zealand's serious campylobacteriosis epidemic
    Michael Baker
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago
    N Z Med J 119:U2264. 2006
    ....
  23. pmc Global public health surveillance under new international health regulations
    Michael G Baker
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1058-65. 2006
    ..Although IHR 2005 contains some provisions that directly address these obstacles, active support by the World Health Organization and its member states is required to strengthen national and global surveillance capabilities...
  24. doi request reprint Tuberculosis associated with household crowding in a developed country
    M Baker
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:715-21. 2008
    ..This research aimed to identify whether household crowding contributes to TB transmission in NZ...
  25. pmc A recurring salmonellosis epidemic in New Zealand linked to contact with sheep
    M G Baker
    Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited ESR, Porirua, New Zealand
    Epidemiol Infect 135:76-83. 2007
    ..Preventing infection requires control of the epidemic in sheep through vaccination, changes in farm management practices, and promotion of hand washing and other precautions to protect farmers and their families...
  26. pmc Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: cluster randomised study in the community
    Philippa Howden-Chapman
    He Kainga Oranga, Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMJ 334:460. 2007
    ..To determine whether insulating existing houses increases indoor temperatures and improves occupants' health and wellbeing...
  27. ncbi request reprint Was rurality protective in the 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand?
    Kirsten McSweeny
    University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 120:U2579. 2007
    ..This study aimed to examine the impact of rurality on mortality rates from pandemic influenza in New Zealand in 1918...
  28. pmc Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: randomised controlled trial
    Philippa Howden-Chapman
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMJ 337:a1411. 2008
    ..To assess whether non-polluting, more effective home heating (heat pump, wood pellet burner, flued gas) has a positive effect on the health of children with asthma...
  29. ncbi request reprint Implications of global climate change for housing, human settlements and public health
    Simon Hales
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Rev Environ Health 22:295-302. 2007
    ..Energy-efficient cities and the creation of opportunities for poor countries will be important elements of people centered, ecologically sustainable, development in the twenty-first century...
  30. doi request reprint Association between the number of home injury hazards and home injury
    Michael D Keall
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
    Accid Anal Prev 40:887-93. 2008
    ..There are a number of potentially confounding factors that may affect relationships found between the existence of home hazards and injury occurrence. These need to be taken into account when future evaluations are planned...
  31. doi request reprint Acute rheumatic fever associated with household crowding in a developed country
    Richard Jaine
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:315-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between ARF and household crowding in New Zealand between 1996 and 2005...
  32. ncbi request reprint Economic cost of community-acquired pneumonia in New Zealand adults
    Guy Scott
    Department of Applied And International Economics, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U933. 2004
    ..Although this is an important illness, there is little published information on the national costs of treatment. Without such information, new treatment options cannot be evaluated in economic terms...
  33. ncbi request reprint Estimating the impact of the next influenza pandemic on population health and health sector capacity in New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1346. 2005
    ..To estimate the impact of the next influenza pandemic on population health and health sector capacity in New Zealand...
  34. doi request reprint Epidemiology of acute rheumatic fever in New Zealand 1996-2005
    Richard Jaine
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:564-71. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to assess trends in ARF incidence rates between 1996 and 2005 and the extent to which ARF is concentrated in certain populations based on age, sex, ethnicity and geographical location...
  35. ncbi request reprint New Zealand's impact on health in the South Pacific: scope for improvement?
    Rosemary Wyber
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:60-8. 2009
    ..g. for tobacco control). Overall there remains significant scope for New Zealand to contribute more effectively via aid and trade to health in the South Pacific...
  36. ncbi request reprint Why the tuberculosis incidence rate is not falling in New Zealand
    Dilip Das
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 119:U2248. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Tuberculosis epidemiology in New Zealand: 1995-2004
    Dilip Das
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 119:U2249. 2006
    ..To describe the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in New Zealand (NZ) for the 10-year period 1995-2004, and to place this in the context of long-term incidence trends...
  38. pmc Infections, medication use, and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema in childhood
    Catherine Cohet
    Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:852-7. 2004
    ..The "hygiene hypothesis" postulates that infections during infancy may protect against asthma and atopy. There is also some evidence that antibiotic and/or paracetamol use may increase the risk of asthma...
  39. pmc Protective effect of maritime quarantine in South Pacific jurisdictions, 1918-19 influenza pandemic
    Melissa A McLeod
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:468-70. 2008
    ..They also experienced lower excess death rates than the other jurisdictions that did not apply quarantine measures...

Research Grants2

  1. Pandemic influenza control at the borders of island countries and in household
    Michael Baker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings from the housing cohort would be used to guide advice about reducing influenza transmission in households, particularly in terms of crowding levels and exposure to active and passive smoking. ..