Professor Cameron Charles Grant

MBChB, FRACP, PhD

Biography

Dr Cameron Grant is Professor at the University of Auckland and a consultant paediatrician at the Starship Children’s Hospital. He graduated MBChB from the University of Otago and PhD from the University of Auckland. Following paediatric training in Auckland Dr Grant completed his postgraduate paediatric training in the United States, firstly as a paediatric resident at Duke University Medical Center, and then as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He holds qualifications as a paediatrician in Australasia (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Paediatrics) and the United States (Diplomat of the American Board of Paediatrics).

Dr Grant returned to the Johns Hopkins University in 2008 as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. In 2008 he was also awarded an overseas fellowship with the National Institute of Health Research National School of Primary Care (United Kingdom). This fellowship is based in the Department of Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford.

In addition to his clinical practice and research commitments Dr Grant’s teaching skills have been recognised with both faculty and university wide teaching awards including a University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award for sustained excellence in teaching.

Dr Grant’s research focuses on the prevention of disease and improvement in health by immunisation or by improved nutrition. His is the Associate Director of Growing Up in New Zealand, New Zealand’s new longitudinal study (www.growingup.co.nz). In addition to this he is a lead investigator on a randomised placebo control study of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy and infancy and an investigator on the Southern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Research and Surveillance (SHIVERS) project https://www.esr.cri.nz/home/about-esr/our-science-in-action/shivers-project/

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Marks, E. J., Grant, C. C., de Castro, T. G., Bandara, D. K., Wall, C., & Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Agreement between Future Parents on Infant Feeding Intentions and Its Association with Breastfeeding Duration: Results from the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort Study. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15 (6).10.3390/ijerph15061230
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Emma Marks, Susan Morton, Clare Wall
  • Jensen, B. P., Saraf, R., Ma, J., Berry, S., Grant, C. C., Camargo, C. A., & Sies, C. W. (2018). Quantitation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in dried blood spots by 2D LC-MS/MS without derivatization and correlation with serum in adult and pediatric studies. Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 481, 61-68. 10.1016/j.cca.2018.02.024
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rajneeta Saraf
  • Anderson, Y. C., Leung, W., Grant, C. C., Cave, T. L., Derraik, J. G. B., Cutfield, W. S., ... Sullivan, T. A. (17/5/2018). Economic evaluation of a multi-disciplinary community-based intervention programme for New Zealand children and adolescents with obesity.. Obesity research & clinical practice. 10.1016/j.orcp.2018.04.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yvonne Anderson, Wayne Cutfield, Paul Hofman, José Derraik
  • Teixeira, J. A., Castro, T. G., Wall, C. R., Marchioni, D. M., Berry, S., Morton, S. M., & Grant, C. C. (2018). Determinants of folic acid supplement use outside national recommendations for pregnant women: results from the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort study. Public health nutrition, 1-10. 10.1017/s1368980018000836
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Clare Wall, Susan Morton
  • Seibt, S., Gilchrist, C. A., Reed, P. W., Best, E. J., Harnden, A., Camargo, C. A., & Grant, C. C. (2018). Hospital readmissions with acute infectious diseases in New Zealand children< 2 years of age. BMC pediatrics, 18 (1)10.1186/s12887-018-1079-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Emma Best, Catherine Gilchrist
  • Teixeira, J. A., Castro, T. G., Grant, C. C., Wall, C. R., Castro, A. L. D. S., Francisco, R. P. V., ... Marchioni, D. M. (2018). Dietary patterns are influenced by socio-demographic conditions of women in childbearing age: a cohort study of pregnant women. BMC public health, 18 (1)10.1186/s12889-018-5184-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Clare Wall
  • Reese, E., Keegan, P., McNaughton, S., Kingi, T. K., Carr, P. A., Schmidt, J., ... Morton, S. (2018). Te Reo Māori: indigenous language acquisition in the context of New Zealand English. J Child Lang, 45 (2), 340-367. 10.1017/S0305000917000241
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Keegan, Stuart McNaughton, Susan Morton
  • Berry, S. D., Walker, C. G., Ly, K., Snell, R. G., Atatoa Carr, P. E., Bandara, D., ... Morton, S. M. B. (2018). Re: "Widespread prevalence of a CREBRF variant amongst Māori and Pacific children is associated with weight and height in early childhood". International journal of obesity (2005)10.1038/s41366-018-0026-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Emma Marks, Susan Morton, Caroline Walker, Teresa Gontijo de Castro, Russell Snell

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TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 3 , Room 314
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND1072
New Zealand

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AUCKLAND HOSPITAL - Bldg 599
Level 12, Room 12033
2 PARK RD
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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