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Karen Wills

Research Fellow - Biostatistics
Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Medical Science 2 , Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7790 (phone)

Karen.Wills@utas.edu.au

Karen Wills is a Research Fellow in Biostatistics at the Menzies Institute of Medical Research, University of Tasmania. She provides research design advice, data analysis and statistical support for a wide range of clinical and epidemiological research projects at both Menzies and the Royal Hobart Hospital. She is the Unit Co-ordinator for Introductory Biostatistics, a core unit of the online Master of Public Health degree offered by the University of Tasmania.

Biography

Karen has a strong background in biological statistics and experience in clinical research. She gained her PhD in plant community ecology from the University of New England in 2004. Her first Postdoctoral position was with the School of Plant Science at the University of Tasmania working on the TasFACE Climate Change Impacts Facility.

In 2008 she moved to Menzies to focus her career in biostatistics, and completed a Master of Biostatistics in 2105. She provides statistical support and guidance to researchers at Menzies in musculoskeletal health, respiratory health, multiple sclerosis and population health. She has provided statistical advice and data analysis services to researchers at the Royal Hobart Hospital across a range of disciplines including respiratory, renal, obstetric and allied health.

Karen has 22 peer-reviewed publications. She has been Unit Co-ordinator for Introductory Biostatistics, a core unit of the online Master of Public Health degree, since 2013.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New England, Australia, 2004. Comparative ecology of woodlands with contrasting lithologies on the New England Tableland of NSW
  • BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Australia, 1991

Memberships

Professional practice

  • International Society for Clinical Biostatistics
  • Tasmanian Scientific Research Advisory Committee

Teaching

Introductory Biostatistics

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Research design
  • Longitudinal and correlated data

Research Themes

Karen's work aligns to the University's research themes of Better Health.

Fields of Research

  • Rheumatology and arthritis (320223)
  • Respiratory diseases (320103)
  • Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) (320101)
  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)
  • Podiatry (420107)
  • Endocrinology (320208)
  • Global change biology (319902)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Paramedicine (320219)
  • Environmental epidemiology (420203)
  • Geriatrics and gerontology (320210)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Physiotherapy (420106)
  • Clinical nutrition (321001)
  • Nursing (420599)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)
  • Anaesthesiology (320201)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology (321502)
  • Cancer genetics (321103)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing (450417)
  • Neurosciences (320999)
  • Applied statistics (490501)
  • Foetal development and medicine (321501)
  • Biostatistics (490502)
  • Nutrition and dietetics (321099)
  • Occupational and workplace health and safety (350505)
  • Cardiovascular medicine and haematology (320199)
  • Rural sociology (441003)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Natural resource management (410406)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)
  • Women's and maternal health (200509)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Pasture, browse and fodder crops (100599)
  • Social impacts of climate change and variability (190103)
  • Nursing (200307)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)
  • Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response) (200404)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Occupational health (200507)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance (210303)
  • Health inequalities (200204)
  • Rural and remote area health (200508)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)

Publications

Total publications

64

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleHovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE, 'Seasonal not annual rainfall determines grassland biomass response to carbon dioxide', Nature, 511, (7511) pp. 583-586. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature13281 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 94Web of Science - 95

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ

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2010Journal ArticleAustin MA, Wills KE, Blizzard L, Walters EH, Wood-Baker R, 'Effect of high flow oxygen on mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in prehospital setting: randomised controlled trial', B M J , 341, (c5462) EJ ISSN 1756-1833 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c5462 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 286Web of Science - 240

Co-authors: Austin MA; Blizzard L; Walters EH; Wood-Baker R

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2008Journal ArticleHovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Carran RA, Theobald P, Wills KE, et al., 'Warming prevents the elevated CO2-induced reduction in available soil nitrogen in a temperate, perennial grassland', Global Change Biology, 14, (5) pp. 1018-1024. ISSN 1354-1013 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01558.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 71

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ; Vander Schoor JK; Williams AL; Osanai Y

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2007Journal ArticleWilliams AL, Wills KE, Janes JK, Vanderschoor JK, Newton PCD, et al., 'Warming and free-air CO2 enrichment alter demographics in four co-occurring grassland species', New Phytologist, 176, (2) pp. 365-374. ISSN 0028-646X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02170.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 84Web of Science - 83

Co-authors: Williams AL; Vanderschoor JK; Hovenden MJ

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Melody S, Wills K, Knibbs LD, Ford J, Venn A, et al., 'Adverse birth outcomes in Victoria, Australia in association with maternal exposure to low levels of ambient air pollution', Environmental Research, 188 Article 109784. ISSN 0013-9351 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109784 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Melody S; Venn A; Johnston F

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2020Melody SM, Wheeler AJ, Dalton M, Williamson GJ, Negishi K, et al., 'Cohort Profile: The Hazelwood Health Study Latrobe Early Life Follow-Up (ELF) Study', International Journal of Epidemiology, 49, (6) pp. 1779-1780. ISSN 0300-5771 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyaa136 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Melody SM; Wheeler AJ; Dalton M; Williamson GJ; Shao J; Chappell K; Reeves M; Venn A; Zosky GR; Johnston F

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2020Melody SM, Wills K, Knibbs LD, Ford J, Venn A, et al., 'Maternal exposure to ambient air pollution and pregnancy complications in Victoria, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, (7) Article 2572. ISSN 1661-7827 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17072572 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Melody SM; Venn A; Johnston F

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2020Munugoda IP, Brennan-Olsen SL, Wills K, Cai G, Graves SE, et al., 'The association between socioeconomic status and joint replacement of the hip and knee: a population-based cohort study of older adults in Tasmania', Internal Medicine Journal pp. 1-29. ISSN 1444-0903 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/imj.15066 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Munugoda IP; Callisaya ML; Aitken D; Jones G

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2020Munugoda IP, Pan F, Wills K, Mattap SM, Cicuttini F, et al., 'Identifying subgroups of community-dwelling older adults and their prospective associations with long-term knee osteoarthritis outcomes', Clinical Rheumatology, 39, (5) pp. 1429-1437. ISSN 0770-3198 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10067-019-04920-8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Munugoda IP; Pan F; Mattap SM; Jones G; Callisaya ML; Aitken D

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2020Nguyen HH, Wu F, Oddy WH, Wills K, Brennan-Olsen SL, et al., 'Longitudinal associations of dietary patterns with sociodemographic and lifestyle factors in older adults: the TASOAC study', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, (November) pp. 1-9. ISSN 0954-3007 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41430-020-00802-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Wu F; Oddy WH; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2020Nguyen HH, Wu F, Oddy WH, Wills K, Winzenberg T, et al., 'Associations between dietary patterns and osteoporosis-related outcomes in older adults: a longitudinal study', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition pp. 1-9. ISSN 0954-3007 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41430-020-00806-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Wu F; Oddy WH; Winzenberg T; Jones G

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2019Balogun S, Winzenberg T, Wills K, Scott D, Callisaya M, et al., 'Prospective associations of osteosarcopenia and osteodynapenia with incident fracture and mortality over 10 years in community-dwelling older adults', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 82 pp. 67-73. ISSN 0167-4943 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2019.01.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Balogun S; Winzenberg T; Scott D; Callisaya M; Jones G; Aitken D

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2019Balogun S, Winzenberg T, Wills K, Scott DS, Jones G, et al., 'Prospective associations of low muscle mass and strength with health-related quality of life over 10-year in community-dwelling older adults', Experimental Gerontology, 118 pp. 65-71. ISSN 0531-5565 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2019.01.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Balogun S; Winzenberg T; Scott DS; Jones G; Callisaya ML; Aitken D

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2019Chen P, Callisaya M, Wills K, Greenaway T, Winzenberg T, 'Associations of health literacy with risk factors for diabetic foot disease: a cross-sectional analysis of the Southern Tasmanian Health Literacy and Foot Ulcer Development in Diabetes Mellitus Study', BMJ Open, 9, (7) Article e025349. ISSN 2044-6055 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025349 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Chen P; Greenaway T; Winzenberg T

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2019Mattap SM, Laslett LL, Squibb K, Wills K, Otahal P, et al., 'Hand examination, ultrasound and its association with hand pain and function in community-based older adults', Arthritis Care & Research pp. 1-28. ISSN 2151-464X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/acr.24128 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mattap SM; Laslett LL; Squibb K; Otahal P; Pan F; Aitken D; Winzenberg T; Jones G

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2019Melody SM, Ford J, Wills K, Venn A, Johnston FH, 'Maternal exposure to short-to medium-term outdoor air pollution and obstetric and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review', Environmental Pollution, 244 pp. 915-925. ISSN 0269-7491 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.086 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Melody SM; Venn A; Johnston FH

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2019Melody SM, Ford J, Wills K, Venn A, Johnston FH, 'Maternal exposure to fine particulate matter from a coal mine fire and birth outcomes in Victoria, Australia', Environment International, 127 pp. 233-242. ISSN 0160-4120 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.03.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Melody SM; Venn A; Johnston FH

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2019Melody SM, Ford JB, Wills K, Venn A, Johnston FH, 'Maternal exposure to fine particulate matter from a large coal mine fire is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study', Environmental Research Article 108956. ISSN 0013-9351 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108956 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Melody SM; Venn A; Johnston FH

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2018Balogun S, Aitken D, Winzenberg T, Wills K, Scott D, et al., 'Longitudinal associations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D, physical activity, and knee pain and dysfunction with muscle loss in community-dwelling older adults', Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 73, (4) pp. 526-531. ISSN 1079-5006 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glx157 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Balogun S; Aitken D; Winzenberg T; Callisaya M; Jones G

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2018Balogun S, Winzenberg T, Wills K, Scott D, Jones G, et al., 'Longitudinal associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, physical activity, knee pain and dysfunction and physiological falls risk in community-dwelling older adults', Experimental Gerontology, 104 pp. 72-77. ISSN 0531-5565 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2018.01.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Balogun S; Winzenberg T; Jones G; Callisaya M; Aitken D

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2018Chen PY, Elmer S, Callisaya M, Wills K, Greenaway TM, et al., 'Associations of health literacy with diabetic foot outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Diabetic Medicine, 35, (11) pp. 1470-1479. ISSN 0742-3071 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/dme.13694 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Chen PY; Elmer S; Callisaya M; Greenaway TM; Winzenberg TM

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2018Gadd K, Wills K, Harle R, Terblanche N, 'Relationship between severe obesity and depth to the cricothyroid membrane in third-trimester non-labouring parturients: a prospective observational study', British Journal of Anaesthesia, 120, (5) pp. 1033-1039. ISSN 0007-0912 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2018.02.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Gadd K; Terblanche N

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2018Kearton S, Wills K, Bunting M, Blomfield P, James PA, et al., 'Cancer risk management in Tasmanian women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations', Familial Cancer, 17, (3) pp. 333-344. ISSN 1389-9600 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10689-017-0047-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6

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2018Mattap SM, Aitken D, Wills K, Halliday A, Ding C, et al., 'Patellar tendon enthesis abnormalities and their association with knee pain and structural abnormalities in older adults', Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 27, (3) pp. 449-458. ISSN 1063-4584 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.11.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Mattap SM; Aitken D; Ding C; Han W; Munugoda I; Jones G; Laslett LL

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2018Mattap SM, Aitken D, Wills K, Laslett L, Ding C, et al., 'How do MRI-detected subchondral bone marrow lesions (BMLs) on two different MRI sequences correlate with clinically important outcomes?', Calcified Tissue International, 103, (2) pp. 131-143. ISSN 0171-967X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00223-018-0402-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Mattap SM; Aitken D; Laslett L; Ding C; Jones G

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2018Munugoda IP, Wills K, Cicuttini F, Graves SE, Lorimer M, et al., 'The association between ambulatory activity, body composition and hip or knee joint replacement due to osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study', Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 26, (5) pp. 671-679. ISSN 1063-4584 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.02.895 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Munugoda IP; Jones G; Callisaya ML; Aitken D

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2018Pearson S, Wills K, Woods M, Warnecke E, 'Effects of mindfulness on psychological distress and HbA1c in people with diabetes', Mindfulness, 9, (5) pp. 1615-1626. ISSN 1868-8527 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12671-018-0908-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Pearson S; Warnecke E

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2018Tang AD, Bennett W, Hadrill C, Collins J, Fulopova B, et al., 'Low intensity repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation modulates skilled motor learning in adult mice', Scientific Reports, 8 Article 4016. ISSN 2045-2322 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-22385-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Bennett W; Hadrill C; Collins J; Fulopova B; Bindoff A; Puri R; Garry MI; Hinder MR; Summers JJ; Canty AJ

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2018Wu F, Wills K, Laslett LL, Riley MD, Oldenburg B, et al., 'Individualized fracture risk feedback and long-term benefits after 10 years', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54, (2) pp. 266-274. ISSN 0749-3797 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.10.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Wu F; Laslett LL; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2018Ye Y, Otahal P, Marwick TH, Wills KE, Neil AL, et al., 'Cardiovascular and other competing causes of death among patients with cancer from 2006 to 2015: An Australian population-based study', Cancer pp. 1-11. ISSN 0008-543X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/cncr.31806 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Ye Y; Otahal P; Marwick TH; Neil AL; Venn AJ

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2018Ye Y, Otahal P, Wills KE, Neil AL, Venn AJ, 'Temporal trends in the risk of second primary cancers among survivors of adult-onset cancers, 1980 through 2013: an Australian population-based study', Cancer, 124, (8) pp. 1808-1818. ISSN 0008-543X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/cncr.31247 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Ye Y; Otahal P; Neil AL; Venn AJ

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2018Ye Y, Otahal P, Wills KE, Neil AL, Venn AJ, 'Temporal trends in competing mortality from second and subsequent primary cancers, 1980-2014: an Australian population-based study', Cancer Epidemiology, 55 pp. 61-67. ISSN 1877-7821 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.canep.2018.05.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Ye Y; Otahal P; Neil AL; Venn AJ

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2018Zhu C, Blizzard L, Stankovich J, Wills K, Hosmer DW, 'Be wary of using Poisson regression to estimate risk and relative risk', Biostatistics and Biometrics Open Access Journal, 4, (5) Article 555649. ISSN 2573-2633 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.19080/BBOAJ.2018.04.555649 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Zhu C; Blizzard L; Stankovich J

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2017Balogun S, Winzenberg T, Wills K, Scott D, Jones G, et al., 'Prospective associations of low muscle mass and function with 10-year falls risk, incident fracture and mortality in community-dwelling older adults', Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 21, (7) pp. 843-848. ISSN 1279-7707 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12603-016-0843-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Balogun S; Winzenberg T; Jones G; Aitken D; Callisaya ML

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2017Wu F, Callisaya M, Wills K, Laslett LL, Jones G, et al., 'Both baseline and change in lower limb muscle strength in younger women are independent predictors of balance in middle age: A 12-Year population-based prospective study', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 32, (6) pp. 1201-1208. ISSN 0884-0431 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.3103 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Wu F; Callisaya M; Laslett LL; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2017Wu F, Wills K, Laslett LL, Oldenburg B, Jones G, et al., 'Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity but not sedentary time is associated with musculoskeletal health outcomes in a cohort of Australian middle-aged women', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 32, (4) pp. 708-715. ISSN 0884-0431 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.3028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Wu F; Laslett LL; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2017Wu F, Wills K, Laslett LL, Oldenburg B, Jones G, et al., 'Associations of dietary patterns with bone mass, muscle strength and balance in a cohort of Australian middle-aged women', British Journal of Nutrition, 118, (8) pp. 598-606. ISSN 0007-1145 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0007114517002483 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Wu F; Laslett LL; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2017Wu F, Wills K, Laslett LL, Oldenburg B, Seibel MJ, et al., 'Cut-points for associations between vitamin D status and multiple musculoskeletal outcomes in middle-aged women', Osteoporosis International, 28, (2) pp. 505-515. ISSN 0937-941X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-016-3754-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Wu F; Laslett LL; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2016Wu F, Callisaya M, Laslett LL, Wills K, Zhou Y, et al., 'Lower limb muscle strength is associated with poor balance in middle-aged women: linear and nonlinear analyses', Osteoporosis International, 27, (7) pp. 2241-2248. ISSN 0937-941X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-016-3545-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Wu F; Callisaya M; Laslett LL; Zhou Y; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2016Ye Y, Neil AL, Wills KE, Venn AJ, 'Temporal trends in the risk of developing multiple primary cancers: a systematic review', BMC Cancer, 16, (1) Article 849. ISSN 1471-2407 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12885-016-2876-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Ye Y; Neil AL; Venn AJ

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2015Ayton J, Van der Mei I, Wills K, Hansen E, Nelson M, 'Cumulative risks and cessation of exclusive breast feeding: Australian cross-sectional survey', Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100 pp. 863-868. ISSN 0003-9888 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307833 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Ayton J; Van der Mei I; Hansen E; Nelson M

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2015Soltani A, Reid D, Wills K, Walters EH, 'Prospective outcomes in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presenting to hospital: a generalisable clinical audit', Internal medicine journal, 45, (9) pp. 925-33. ISSN 1444-0903 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/imj.12816 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Soltani A; Reid D; Walters EH

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2015Weber HC, Gie RP, Wills K, Cotton MF, 'Clinical features and lung function in HIV-infected children with chronic lung disease', South African Journal of Child Health, 9, (3) pp. 72-75. ISSN 1994-3032 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7196/SAJCH.7940 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Weber HC

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2014Courtney-Pratt H, Fitzgerald MA, Ford K, Johnson C, Wills K, 'Development and reliability testing of the quality clinical placement evaluation tool', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23, (3-4) pp. 504-514. ISSN 1365-2702 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12158 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Courtney-Pratt H; Fitzgerald MA; Ford K; Johnson C

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2014Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE, 'Seasonal not annual rainfall determines grassland biomass response to carbon dioxide', Nature, 511, (7511) pp. 583-586. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature13281 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 94Web of Science - 95

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ

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2014Sohal SS, Soltani A, Reid D, Ward C, Wills KE, et al., 'A randomized controlled trial of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in large airway samples in COPD: an exploratory proof of concept study', International Journal of COPD, 9, (1) pp. 533-542. ISSN 1178-2005 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/COPD.S63911 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 55Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Sohal SS; Soltani A; Reid D; Ward C; Muller HK; Walters EH

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2014Terblanche NCS, Arzola C, Wills KE, Lawson R, Blackford D, et al., 'Standardised training program in spinal ultrasound for epidural insertion: protocol driven versus non-protocol driven teaching approach', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 42, (4) pp. 460-466. ISSN 0310-057X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0310057X1404200406 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Terblanche NCS

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2014Wu F, Laslett LL, Wills K, Oldenburg B, Jones G, et al., 'Effects of Individualized Bone Density Feedback and Educational Interventions on Osteoporosis Knowledge and Self-Efficacy: A 12-Yr Prospective Study', Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 17, (4) pp. 466-472. ISSN 1094-6950 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jocd.2014.07.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Wu F; Laslett LL; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2013Walters J, Cameron-Tucker H, Wills K, Schuz N, Scott J, et al., 'Effects of telephone health mentoring in community-recruited chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on self-management capacity, quality of life and psychological morbidity: A randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, 3, (9) Article e003097. ISSN 2044-6055 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003097 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 44

Co-authors: Walters J; Cameron-Tucker H; Schuz N; Scott J; Robinson A; Nelson M; Turner P; Wood-Baker R; Walters EH

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2012Walters EH, Walters J, Wills KE, Robinson A, Wood-Baker R, 'Clinical diaries in COPD: compliance and utility in predicting acute exacerbations', The International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Online), 7 pp. 427-435. ISSN 1178-2005 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/COPD.S32222 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Walters EH; Walters J; Robinson A; Wood-Baker R

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2010Austin MA, Wills KE, Blizzard L, Walters EH, Wood-Baker R, 'Effect of high flow oxygen on mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in prehospital setting: randomised controlled trial', B M J , 341, (c5462) EJ ISSN 1756-1833 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.c5462 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 286Web of Science - 240

Co-authors: Austin MA; Blizzard L; Walters EH; Wood-Baker R

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2008Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Carran RA, Theobald P, Wills KE, et al., 'Warming prevents the elevated CO2-induced reduction in available soil nitrogen in a temperate, perennial grassland', Global Change Biology, 14, (5) pp. 1018-1024. ISSN 1354-1013 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01558.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 71

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ; Vander Schoor JK; Williams AL; Osanai Y

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2008Hovenden MJ, Newton PCD, Wills KE, Janes JK, Williams AL, et al., 'Influence of warming on soil water potential controls seedling mortality in perennial but not annual species in a temperate grassland', New Phytologist, 180, (1) pp. 143-152. ISSN 0028-646X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02563.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ; Williams AL; Vander Schoor JK; Nolan M

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2008Hovenden MJ, Williams AL, Kongstad Pedersen J, Vander Schoor JK, Wills KE, 'Elevated CO2 and warming impacts on flowering phenology in a southern Australian grassland are related to flowering time but not growth form, origin or longevity', Australian Journal of Botany, 56, (8) pp. 630-643. ISSN 0067-1924 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT08142 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ; Williams AL; Vander Schoor JK

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2008Hovenden MJ, Wills KE, Chaplin RE, Vander Schoor JK, Williams AL, et al., 'Warming and elevated CO2 affect the relationship between seed mass, germinability and seedling growth in Austrodanthonia caespitosa, a dominant Australian grass', Global Change Biology, 14, (7) pp. 1633-1641. ISSN 1354-1013 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01597.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ; Vander Schoor JK; Williams AL; Osanai Y

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2008Hovenden MJ, Wills KE, Vander Schoor JK, Williams Amity, Newton PCD, 'Flowering phenology in a species-rich temperate grassland is sensitive to warming but not elevated CO2', New Phytologist, 178, (4) pp. 815-822. ISSN 0028-646X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02419.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ; Vander Schoor JK; Williams Amity

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2008Wills KE, Clarke PJ, 'Plant trait-environmental linkages among contrasting landscapes and climate regimes in temperate eucalypt woodlands', Australian Journal of Botany, 56, (5) pp. 422-432. ISSN 0067-1924 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT07150 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2007Hovenden MJ, Wills KE, Vanderschoor JK, Chaplin RE, Williams AL, et al., 'Flowering, seed production and seed mass in a species-rich temperate grassland exposed to FACE and warming', Australian Journal of Botany, 55, (8) pp. 780-794. ISSN 0067-1924 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT07107 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ; Vanderschoor JK; Williams AL; Nolan M

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2007Williams AL, Wills KE, Janes JK, Vanderschoor JK, Newton PCD, et al., 'Warming and free-air CO2 enrichment alter demographics in four co-occurring grassland species', New Phytologist, 176, (2) pp. 365-374. ISSN 0028-646X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2007.02170.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 84Web of Science - 83

Co-authors: Williams AL; Vanderschoor JK; Hovenden MJ

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2006Hovenden MJ, Miglietta F, Zaldei A, Vanderschoor JK, Wills KE, et al., 'The TasFACE climate-change impacts experiment: design and performance of combined elevated CO2 and temperature enhancement in a native Tasmanian grassland', Australian Journal of Botany, 54, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 0067-1924 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT04194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 44

Co-authors: Hovenden MJ; Vanderschoor JK

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Conference Publication

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Ayton J, van der Mei I, Wills K, Hansen E, Nelson M, 'Cessation of exclusive breastfeeding: Australian Cross-Sectional Survey', International conference: Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood, 12 - 14 June, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria, UK (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ayton J; van der Mei I; Hansen E; Nelson M

2017Ayton JE, van der Mei I, Wills KE, Hansen EC, Nelson MR, 'Cessation of exclusive breastfeeding; Australian cross-sectional survey', 2017 Nutrition and Nurture Conference (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ayton JE; van der Mei I; Hansen EC; Nelson MR

2015Chen P, Elmer SL, Callisaya M, Greenaway T, Wills KE, et al., 'Influence of health literacy on foot outcomes in diabetes: a systematic review protocol', 7th International symposium on the diabetic foot, 20-23 May, 2015, The Hague, Netherlands, pp. 9. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chen P; Elmer SL; Callisaya M; Winzenberg TM

2012Walters JAE, Wills K, Robinson A, Nelson M, Scott J, et al., 'Health-mentoring in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to reduce psychological morbidity', pp. 12-41. (2012) [Conference Edited]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02142.x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Walters JAE; Robinson A; Nelson M; Scott J; Turner P; Walters EH; Wood-Baker R

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2012Walters JAE, Wills K, Robinson A, Nelson M, Scott J, et al., 'Effect of health-mentoring to increase daily physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)', pp. 42-87. (2012) [Conference Edited]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2012.02143.x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Walters JAE; Robinson A; Nelson M; Scott J; Turner P; Walters EH; Wood-Baker R

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2011Walters J, Wills K, Nelson MR, Robinson A, Turner P, et al., 'Free living physical activity in community-based patients with moderate or severe COPD assessed by accelerometer', pp. 23, 16 (Supplement 1). (2011) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Walters J; Nelson MR; Robinson A; Turner P; Scott J; Walters EH; Wood-Baker R

2011Walters JAE, Wills K, Blizzard L, Robinson A, Turner P, et al., 'Value of daily symptom monitoring for prediction of severe exacerbations of COPD ', pp. 54 16 (Supplement 1). (2011) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Walters JAE; Blizzard L; Robinson A; Turner P; Wood-Baker R; Walters EH

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Dalton M, Venn A, Albion T, Otahal P, Wills K, et al., 'Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2006', Department of Health and Human Services, Hobart, Tasmania (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Dalton M; Venn A; Albion T; Otahal P; Blizzard L

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$256,203

Projects

ANCHOR Project: heAlth ecoNomics and epidemiology of myalgiC encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (2019 - 2021)$155,000
Funding
Medical Research Future Fund ($155,000)
Scheme
Grant - Targeted Health System and Community
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de Graaff B; Campbell JA; Nicholl H; Hensher M; Wills KE; Palmer AJ
Period
2019 - 2021
The Southern Tasmania Health Literacy and Foot Ulcer Risk Factors in Diabetes Mellitus Study (SHELLED Study) (2016 - 2017)$40,194
Description
The associations between health literacy (HL), foot ulcer risk factors and ulcer development is a novel area yet to be explored. This project will be the first to examine relationships between HL and quantified foot ulcer risk factors in a cross sectional study, as well as the first longitudinal study investigating the effect of HL as an independent risk factor on foot ulcer development. The outcomes will be of significant clinical relevance, equipping clinicians to improve communication skills in the prevention of foot ulceration.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($40,194)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Callisaya M; Greenaway T; Wills KE
Period
2016 - 2017
Clinical and metabolic factors and imaging abnormalities in chronic plantar heel pain (2015)$15,000
Description
This is a case-control pilot study of 60 participants (30 cases with a clinical diagnosis of CPHP, and 30 age and gender-matched population controls). The primary aims of this study are, in a case-control comparison, to determine which of the following factors are associated with CPHP: a) imaging abnormalities on ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) & high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HRp-QCT); b) clinical factors; c) blood levels of inflammatory biomarkers and cytokines; d) blood lipid levels, fasting glucose and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1C); e) psychological factors. The project is creative and systematic and will create new knowledge regarding predictors of outcome for subjects with chronic plantar heel pain.
Funding
Arthritis Australia ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-In-Aid
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Rogers Jason; Wills KE
Year
2015
Clinical and metabolic factors and imaging abnormalities in chronic plantar heel pain (2015)$21,700
Description
This project is a case-control investigation into the clinical, metabolic and psychological factors and imaging abnormalities that are associated with chronic plantar heel pain.
Funding
Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation ($21,700)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Jones Graeme; Wills KE
Year
2015
The Southern Tasmanian Health Literacy and foot ulcer risk factors in Diabetes Mellitus study (SHELLED study) (2015)$4,309
Description
This project will investigate associations between health literacy and foot ulcer risk factors, subsequently facilitating improvements in communication, education and foot ulcer prevention.
Funding
Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation ($4,309)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Callisaya M; Wills KE; Greenaway T; Chen P
Year
2015
Clinical, metabolic and imaging prognostic factors in chronic plantar heel pain: a 12 month longitudinal follow-up study (2014 - 2015)$20,000
Description
This project is a 12-month investigation into the clinical, (metabolic and meta-inflammatory) and imaging factors that predict outcomes in pain, function and quality of life in people who have chronic plantar heel pain.
Funding
Physiotherapy Research Foundation ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Jones Graeme; Wills KE
Period
2014 - 2015

Research Supervision

Current

8

Completed

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDTherapeutic Interventions for Plantar Heel Pain2013
PhDAn examination of the clinical risk factors in assessing loss of protective sensation and peripheral arterial disease, and the impact of health literacy on foot ulcer development in Diabetes2014
PhDThe Role of Dietary Patterns in Osteoporosis-related Outcomes in Older Adults2015
PhDUtilising Advanced Imaging to Understand Joint Pain and Function Limitations in Older Adults2016
PhDRisk Estimation Using an Exact Method of Fitting Log-Link Models2016
PhDThe Latrobe Early Life Follow-up Study: the impact of severe smoke events and air quality on perinatal and early childhood health and development outcomes2017
PhDUnderstanding Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Trajectories Among Women from Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Areas: A 5-year follow-up study2017
PhDANCHOR Project: health economics and epidemiology of myalgic ecephalomyelitis2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDDeterminants and Management of the Progression of Osteoarthritis in Older Adults
Candidate: Ishanka Praneeth Munugoda
2020
MastersStrengthening Evidence for Exercise Advice in Spondyloarthritis
Candidate: Janet Ruth Millner
2019
PhDTemporal Trends in the Risk of Multiple Primary Cancers and Competing Mortality Among Adult-Onset Cancer Patients
Candidate: Yuanzi Ye
2018
PhDLong-Term Risk Factors for, and the Impact of Age-related Muscle Loss on the Musculoskeletal Health of Older Adults
Candidate: Saliu Adejumobi Balogun
2018
PhDStrategies to Address the Long-Term Maintenance of Bone Mineral Density in Younger Women
Candidate: Feitong Wu
2016