Professor Rod Jackson

BHSc Auck., MBChB Auck., Dip Obs Auck., Dip Com Hlth Otago, MHSc Auck., PhD Auck.


Rod Jackson is a professor of epidemiology in the Section of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland. He is also the director of EPIQ (, an in-house group undertaking teaching and research in Evidence-based Practice (EP), health Informatics (I) and Quality improvement (Q), for healthcare services. He is medically trained, has a PhD in Epidemiology and is a fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers. His main research interest for the last 38 years has been the epidemiology of chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases. He is one of the architects of New Zealand risk-based clinical guidelines for managing CVD risk and he leads the HRC-funded VIEW2020 (Vascular Informatics using Epidemiology & the Web 2020) research programme (see University of Auckland web page on the VIEW research programme).

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Clinical epidemiology and Evidence-based healthcare
  • Electronic clinical decision support

Teaching | Current

He teaches the epidemiology module in Population Health, the introductory undergraduate POPHLTH111 course, he teaches evidence-based medicine to Year 4 medical students and teaches on Evidence for Best Practice, the postgraduate POPHLTH709 course on evidence based practice.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Briffa, T. G., Jorm, L., Jackson, R. T., Reid, C., & Chew, D. P. (2019). Nationally linked data to improve health services and policy. The Medical journal of Australia, 211 (9), 397-398.e1. 10.5694/mja2.50368
  • Wang, T. K. M., Grey, C., Jiang, Y., Jackson, R. T., & Kerr, A. J. (2019). Nationwide trends in acute coronary syndrome by subtype in New Zealand 2006-2016. Heart (British Cardiac Society)10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315655
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yannan Jiang
  • Selak, V., Jackson, R., Poppe, K., Wu, B., Harwood, M., Grey, C., ... Kerr, A. (2019). Personalized Prediction of Cardiovascular Benefits and Bleeding Harms From Aspirin for Primary Prevention A Benefit-Harm Analysis. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 171 (8), 529-+. 10.7326/M19-1132
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vanessa Selak, Katrina Poppe, Matire Harwood, Suneela Mehta, Susan Wells
  • Foo, F. S., Lee, M., Looi, K.-L., Larsen, P., Clare, G. C., Heaven, D., ... Jackson, R. (2019). Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy use in New Zealand (ANZACS-QI 33). JOURNAL OF ARRHYTHMIA10.1002/joa3.12244
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yannan Jiang
  • WHO CVD Risk Chart Working Group (2019). World Health Organization cardiovascular disease risk charts: revised models to estimate risk in 21 global regions. The Lancet. Global health, 7 (10), e1332-e1345. 10.1016/s2214-109x(19)30318-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shanthi Ameratunga, Katrina Poppe
  • Cunningham, R., Poppe, K., Peterson, D., Every-Palmer, S., Soosay, I., & Jackson, R. (2019). Prediction of cardiovascular disease risk among people with severe mental illness: A cohort study. PLOS ONE, 14 (9)10.1371/journal.pone.0221521.r004
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Katrina Poppe
  • Foo, F. S., Lee, M., Heaven, D., Lever, N., Sinclair, S., Stiles, M. K., ... Jackson, R. (2019). Completeness of ANZACS-QI Cardiac Implanted DEVICE Registry and agreement with national datasets: ANZACS-QI 30. The New Zealand medical journal, 132 (1500), 40-49.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nigel Lever
  • Kerr, A., Wells, S., Moffitt, A., Lund, M., Kreichbaum, J., Harwood, M., & Jackson, R. (2019). A unified national cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk generator is required to address equity in the management of CVD risk in clinical practice in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132 (1500), 89-94. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matire Harwood, Susan Wells


Contact details

Primary office location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
New Zealand

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