Professor Patricia Priest

Professor Patricia Priest

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Professor Patricia Priest works in the Department of Preventive and Social medicine at the University of Otago.
Her research interests lie in:

  • Infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control
  • Screening
  • Public health and epidemiology

Recent focus has included protecting gardeners from contracting a common but dangerous strain of Legionnaire’s disease, exploring hand sanitiser provision for reducing absence and illness in school children, and the effectiveness of border screening for detecting influenza in arriving airline travelers.

  • Public health
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
Associate Professor Patricia Priest