Dr Joanna B Broad
BA. MPH. PhD.
Joanna joined UoA in 1987 with the then University Geriatric Unit located at North Shore Hospital, where she became part of a team researching the epidemiology of stroke, recovery and rehabilitation after stroke and long term care of older people. In 1997 she moved to the Clinical Trials Research Unit (now NIHI), as Manager of the Biostatistics Team, following which she joined the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics as a Research Fellow researching cardioavscular risk prediction, the burden of alcohol and other topics. After a period at the Ministry of Social Development in Wellington 2008-9, providing evidence relating to policy development, she returned to the Dept of Geriatric Medicine of UoA as a Senior Research Fellow.
Current research topics include use of residential aged care of older people and of hospital services by residental in long-term care, and health of older people more generally. She supervises students undertaking research projects in those areas and in health of older people.
Research | Current
Current work in these areas:
Residential long-term care of older people - describing population aspects of use of residential aged care and other health-related ascpects arising from population ageing, including new ways of using existing data.
Co-Investigator in ARCHUS and ARCHIP, trials of complex multi-disciplinary interventions in long-term care facilities, aiming to reduce admissions to acute hospital.
Interest in epidemiology of diverticular disease, especially as a chronic condition.
Teaching | Current
Produces a resource on the epidemiology of ageing and health service use in NZ for medical students.
Supervises Masters students and summer studentships.
Master of Science in Statistics - research topics have included
- predicting outcomes for those with congestive heart failure
- projecting need for dementia care beds, and
- assessing trends in incidence of hip fractures including assessing the impact of Canterbury earthquakes on hip fractures.
Areas of expertise
residential aged care
long term care of older people
epidemiology of chronic diseases of older people
epidemiology of diverticular disease
Member, Palliative Care Council Advisory Group
Member of research grant application assessing committees
Previously Consultant to WHO on STEPS project
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Broad, J. B., Wu, Z., Clark, T. G., Musson, D., Jaung, R., Arroll, B., ... Connolly, M. J. (2019). Diverticulosis and nine connective tissue disorders: epidemiological support for an association. Connective tissue research, 60 (4), 389-398. 10.1080/03008207.2019.1570169
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Zhenqiang Wu, David Musson, Rebekah Jaung, Martin Connolly, Ian Bissett, Bruce Arroll
- Broad, J. B., Wu, Z., Ng, J., Arroll, B., Connolly, M. J., Jaung, R., ... Bissett, I. P. (2019). Diverticular disease management in primary care: How do estimates from community-dispensed antibiotics inform provision of care?. PloS one, 14 (7)10.1371/journal.pone.0219818
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Martin Connolly, Ian Bissett
- Connolly, M. J., Broad, J. B., Bish, T., Zhang, X., Bramley, D., Kerse, N., ... Boyd, M. (2018). Reducing emergency presentations from long-term care: A before-and-after study of a multidisciplinary team intervention. Maturitas, 117, 45-50. 10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.08.014
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michal Boyd, Martin Connolly, Katherine Bloomfield, Ngaire Kerse
- Ng, J., Andrew, P., Muir, P., Greene, M., Mohan, S., Knight, J., ... Scahill, S. (2018). Feasibility and reliability of clinical coding surveillance for the routine monitoring of adverse drug events in New Zealand hospitals. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131 (1484), 46-60. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vanessa Selak, Jeff Harrison, Peter Davis
- Chen, H., Cheng, M., Zhuang, Y., & Broad, J. B. (2018). Multimorbidity among middle-aged and older persons in urban China: Prevalence, characteristics and health service utilization. Geriatrics & gerontology international, 18 (10), 1447-1452. 10.1111/ggi.13510
- Teh, R. O., Menzies, O. H., Connolly, M. J., Doughty, R. N., Wilkinson, T. J., Pillai, A., ... Broad, J. B. (2018). Patterns of multi-morbidity and prediction of hospitalisation and all-cause mortality in advanced age. Age and Ageing, 47 (2), 261-268. 10.1093/ageing/afx184
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ruth Teh, Martin Connolly, Avinesh Pillai, Ngaire Kerse, Thomas Lumley, Rob Doughty
- Gott, M., Broad, J., Zhang, X., Jarlbaek, L., & Clark, D. (2017). Likelihood of death among hospital inpatients in New Zealand: Prevalent cohort study. BMJ Open, 7 (12)10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016880
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Gott
- Wright-St Clair, V. A., Rapson, A., Kepa, M., Connolly, M., Keeling, S., Rolleston, A., ... Jatrana, S. (2017). Ethnic and Gender Differences in Preferred Activities among Māori and non-Māori of Advanced age in New Zealand. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 32 (4), 433-446. 10.1007/s10823-017-9324-6
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janine Wiles, Martin Connolly, Ruth Teh, Avinesh Pillai, Ngaire Kerse, Angela Rapson
My phone number is +64 9 441 8921.
In May 2017 the Freemasons' Department of Geriatric Medicine moved onto the North Shore Hospital site, in Building 5. Outpatients is on the ground floor & we are on the first floor.
Our postal address is:
Freemasons' Dept of Geriatric Medicine
C/- WDHB Private Bag 93503
Primary office location
NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL - KAHUI MANAAKI - Bldg 674
Level 1, Room 1023
LEVEL 1 KAHUI MANAAKI BLDG NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL