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. (2015). Approaches to informing policy and planning in residential aged care: new knowledge from existing data The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
- Broad, J. B., Gott, M., Kim, H., Boyd, M., Chen, H., & Connolly, M. J. (2013). Where do people die? An international comparison of the percentage of deaths occurring in hospital and residential aged care settings in 45 populations, using published and available statistics. International Journal of Public Health, 58 (2), 257-267. 10.1007/s00038-012-0394-5
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Gott, Martin Connolly, Michal Boyd
My phone number is +64 9 486 8920 ext 3324.
The Freemasons' Department of Geriatric Medicine occupies a small brick ex-house behind North Shore Hospital, with its own access & parking, at 136 Shakespeare Road.
(Previously located at 120 Shakespeare Road)
The postal address is:
Freemasons' Dept of Geriatric Medicine
C/- WDHB Private Bag 93503