|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
|Institutions||University of Otago|
|Thesis||Antibacterial use and antibacterial resistance in the community (2001)|
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Patricia Priest is a New Zealand public health scientist and epidemiologist who is Professor of Public Health in Medicine at the University of Otago. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Priest served as an advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. She was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in 2010.
Research and career
Priest's research considers epidemiology and public health. In 2010, Priest and two colleagues were jointly awarded an Ig Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Annals of Improbable Research for bizarre scientific discoveries. They were recognised for their work that identified walking with socks over shoes resulted in a frosty floor feeling less slippery than people walking without socks.
Priest studied the relationship between gardening and contracting Legionnaires' disease. She identified that Legionella longbeachae, which is present in compost and potting soil, could contribute to infection with Legionnaires' disease.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Priest was appointed to the New Zealand Ministry of Health Technical Advisory Group, where she oversaw activity on epidemiology. She was responsible for advising the Ministry on surveillance and monitoring for COVID-19. Early in 2020, Priest recommended that people wear masks to limit transmission of the virus. She was worried that students would be responsible for spreading COVID-19.
Discover more about Research and career related topics
- David R Murdoch; Sandy Slow; Stephen T Chambers; et al. (1 October 2012). "Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on upper respiratory tract infections in healthy adults: the VIDARIS randomized controlled trial". JAMA. 308 (13): 1333–1339. doi:10.1001/JAMA.2012.12505. ISSN 0098-7484. PMID 23032549. Wikidata Q34303576.
- Sarah Jefferies; Nigel French; Charlotte Gilkison; et al. (October 2020). "COVID-19 in New Zealand and the impact of the national response: a descriptive epidemiological study". Lancet Public Health. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30225-5. ISSN 2468-2667. PMC 7553903. PMID 33065023. Wikidata Q100397055.
- Irene Higginson; P Priest; M McCarthy (1 February 1994). "Are bereaved family members a valid proxy for a patient's assessment of dying?". Social Science & Medicine. 38 (4): 553–557. doi:10.1016/0277-9536(94)90251-8. ISSN 0277-9536. PMID 7514313. Wikidata Q51136627.
Discover more about Selected publications related topics
- "Antibacterial use and antibacterial resistance in the community | WorldCat.org". www.worldcat.org. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- Otago, University of. "Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Patricia Priest". University of Otago. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- Medicine, Department of Preventive and Social. "Department of Preventive and Social Medicine staff profiles". www.otago.ac.nz. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- Constantine, Ellie (2010-10-02). "Socks on ice a winner". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- Abrahams, Marc (2015-01-20). "Kiwis and the sensible quest against toppling". improbable.com. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- "Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost". www.medicalnewstoday.com. 2017-06-24. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- "New appointments to the Strategic COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Group". New Zealand Doctor. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- Munro, Bruce (2020-06-13). "University research focused on pandemic". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- feed, watermark (2020-10-16). "COVID-19 disease comparison masks vital differences". Australian Associated Press. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
- Trump, Eric (2022-01-29). "Students likely Omicron vector: experts". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 2022-11-24.
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