Associate Professor Rosemary Korda



Rosemary Korda is a Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, working in chronic disease epidemiology and health services research. She has extensive experience in the analysis of large-scale complex data, including longitudinal survey data and linked administrative health data. Current research interests include: innovation in use of linked data; inequalities in cardiovascular disease and healthcare; unwarranted variation in care; and health risks of environmental exposures, including asbestos insulation and per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). In addition to her research, she has a major role in curriculum development and teaching in postgraduate population health courses at the ANU and in supervising higher degree research students. She is currently serving as an Expert Member on the Australian Government's Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC).





  • Sarich, P, Canfell, K, Banks, E et al 2019, 'A prospective study of health conditions related to alcohol consumption cessation among 72,368 drinkers aged 45 and over in Australia', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 710-721pp.
  • Calabria, B, Korda, R, Lovett, R et al 2018, 'Absolute cardiovascular disease risk and lipid-lowering therapy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 209, no. 1, pp. 35-41pp.
  • Ju, A, Hanson, C, Banks, E et al 2018, 'Patient beliefs and attitudes to taking statins: Systematic review of qualitative studies', British Journal of General Practice, vol. 68, no. 671, pp. 408-419pp.
  • Paige, E, Welsh, J, Agostino, J et al 2018, 'Socioeconomic variation in absolute cardiovascular disease risk and treatment in the Australian population', Preventive Medicine, vol. 114, pp. 217-222pp.
  • Desborough, J, Parkinson, A, Korda, R et al 2018, 'The practical use of the Patient Enablement and Satisfaction Model in nurse-led outpatient cardiac clinics [IN PRESS]', Collegian, vol. Online, pp. 1-7pp.
  • Ju, I, Banks, E, Calabria, B et al 2018, 'General practitioners' perspectives on the prevention of cardiovascular disease: systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies', BMJ Open, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 1-17pp.
  • Korda, R, Clements, M, Armstrong, B et al 2017, 'Risk of cancer associated with residential exposure to asbestos insulation: a whole-population cohort study', The Lancet Public Health, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. e522-e528.
  • Thurber, K, Joshy, G, Korda, R et al 2018, 'Obesity and its association with sociodemographic factors, health behaviours and health status among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adults in New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 72, pp. 491-498.
  • Korda, R, Kirk, M, Trevenar, S et al 2017, ACT Asbestos Health Study: Data Linkage Study on the Risk of Mesothelioma and Other Cancers in Residents of Affected Properties in the ACT.
  • Banks, E, Korda, R & Stavreski, B 2017, 'Absolute risk of cardiovascular disease events and blood pressure- and lipid-lowering therapy in Australia', The Medical Journal of Australia (Online), vol. 206, no. 1, pp. 51-51.e1pp..
  • Joshy, G, Soga, K, Korda, R et al 2017, 'Factors related to receipt of non-cancer related transurethral prostatectomy: Findings from a large prospective study of 106,769 middle aged and older Australian men', BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. e013737-e013737.
  • Korda, R, Du, W, Day, C et al 2017, 'Variation in readmission and mortality following hospitalisation with a diagnosis of heart failure: prospective cohort study using linked data', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 17, no. 220, pp. 1-18pp.
  • Chen, Y, Glass, K, Liu, B et al 2017, 'Burden of Clostridium difficile infection: Associated hospitalization in a cohort of middle-aged and older adults', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 508-511pp.
  • Desborough, J, Phillips, C, Mills, J et al 2017, 'Developing a Positive Patient Experience With Nurses in General Practice: An Integrated Model of Patient Satisfaction and Enablement', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. Online, pp. 38pp.
  • Welsh, J, Korda, R, Joshy, G et al 2017, 'Psychological distress and ischaemic heart disease: cause or consequence? Evidence from a large prospective cohort study', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. Online, pp. 7pp..
  • Korda, R, Clements, M, Armstrong, B et al 2016, 'Mesothelioma trends in the ACT and comparisons with the rest of Australia', Public Health Research & Practice, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1-6pp.
  • The Global BMI Mortality Collaboration 2016. 'Body-mass index and all-cause mortality: individual-participant-data meta-analysis of 239 prospective studies in four continents', Lancet, vol. 338, no. 10046, pp. 776-786.
  • Korda, R, Soga, K, Joshy, G et al 2016, 'Socioeconomic variation in incidence of primary and secondary major cardiovascular disease events: an Australian population-based prospective cohort study', International Journal for Equity in Health, vol. 15, no. 189, pp. 10pp.
  • Joshy, G, Arora, M, Korda, R et al 2016, 'Is poor oral health a risk marker for incident cardiovascular disease hospitalisation and all-cause mortality? Findings from 172 630 participants from the prospective 45 and Up Study', BMJ Open, vol. 6, no. 8.
  • Banks, E, Joshy, G & Korda, R 2013, Monday's medical myth: overweight people live longer.
  • Chen, Y, Glass, K, LIU, B et al 2017, 'A population-based longitudinal study of Clostridium difficile infection-related hospitalization in mid-age and older Australians', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 145, no. 3, pp. 575-582.
  • Desborough, J., Bagheri, N., Banfield, M., Phillips, C., Mills, J., Korda, R., 2016, 'The impact of general practice nursing care on patient satisfaction and enablement in Australia: a mixed methods study.', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 64, pp. 108-119.
  • Banks, E, Crouch, S, Korda, R et al 2016, 'Absolute risk of cardiovascular disease events, and blood pressure-and lipid-lowering therapy in Australia', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 204, no. 8, pp. 320-320.
  • Korda, R, Joshy, G, Paige, E et al 2015, 'The relationship between body mass index and hospitalisation rates, days in hospital and costs: Findings from a large prospective linked data study', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 10, no. 3, pp. e0118599-e0118599.
  • Paige, E, Kemp-Casey, A, Korda, R et al 2015, 'Using Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data for pharmacoepidemiological research: challenges and approaches', Public Health Research & Practice, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 1-6.
  • Strazdins, L, Welsh, J, Korda, R et al 2016, 'Not all hours are equal: could time be a social determinant of health?', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 21-42.
  • Strazdins, L, Welsh, J, Korda, R et al 2016, 'Not all hours are equal: could time be a social determinant of health?', Sociology of Health and Illness, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 21-42.
  • Paige, E, Korda, R, Kemp-Casey, A et al 2015, 'A record linkage study of antidepressant medication use and weight change in Australian adults', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 49, no. 11, pp. 1029-1039.
  • Joshy, G, Korda, R, Abhayaratna, W et al 2015, 'Categorising major cardiovascular disease hospitalisations from routinely collected data', Public Health Research & Practice, vol. 25, no. 3.
  • Paige, E, Korda, R, Kemp, A et al 2015, 'Characteristics of antidepressant medication users in a cohort of mid-age and older Australians', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 275-290.
  • Smith, D, Weber, M, Soga, K et al 2014, 'Relationship between lifestyle and health factors and severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in 106,435 middle-aged and older australian men: Population-based study', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 9, no. 10, pp. e109278-e109278.
  • Paige, E, Korda, R, Banks, E et al 2014, 'How weight change is modelled in population studies can affect research findings: empirical results from a large-scale cohort study', BMJ Open, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. e004860-e004860.
  • Joshy, G, Korda, R, Attia, J et al 2014, 'Body mass index and incident hospitalisation for cardiovascular disease in 158 546 participants from the 45 and Up Study', International Journal of Obesity, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 848-856.
  • Joshy, G, Korda, R, van der Ploeg, H et al 2014, 'Investigation of Methodological Factors Potentially Underlying the Apparently Paradoxical Findings on Body Mass Index and All-Cause Mortality', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 9, no. 2, p. 9.
  • Korda RJ, Paige E, Yiengprugsawan V, et al. 2014. Income-related inequalities in chronic conditions, physical functioning and psychological distress among older people in Australia: cross-sectional findings from the 45 and up study. BMC Public Health. 14(1):741.
  • Mather, T, Banks, E, Joshy, G et al 2014, 'Variation in health inequalities according to measures of socioeconomic status and age', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
  • Banks. E., Joshy, G., Abhayaratna, W., et al 2013, Erectile Dysfunction Severity as a Risk Marker for Cardiovascular Disease Hospitalisation and All-Cause Mortality: A Prospective Cohort Study. PLoS Medicine, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-13.
  • Korda, R, Joshy, G, Jorm, L et al 2012, 'Inequalities in bariatric surgery in Australia: findings from 49 364 obese participants in a prospective cohort study', Medical Journal of Australia 2012, vol 197, pp. 631-636.
  • Korda, R, Liu, B, Clements, M et al 2013, 'Prospective cohort study of body mass index and the risk of hospitalisation: findings from 246 361 participants in the 45 and Up Study', International Journal of Obesity, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 790-799.
  • Van der Ploeg, H, Chey, T, Korda, R et al 2012, 'Sitting Time and All-Cause Mortality Risk in 222 497 Australian Adults', Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 172, no. 6, pp. 494-500.
  • Latz, I, Weber, M, Korda, R et al 2013, 'Lower urinary tract symptoms in relation to region of birth in 95,393 men living in Australia: the 45 and Up Study', World Journal of Urology, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 673-682.
  • Korda, R, Clements, M & Dixon, J 2011, 'Socioeconomic inequalities in the diffusion of health technology: Uptake of coronary procedures as an example', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 224-229.
  • Ng, S, Korda, R, Clements, M et al 2011, 'Validity of self-reported height and weight and derived body mass index in middle-aged and elderly individuals in Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 557-563.
  • Douglas, K, Yen, L, Korda, R et al 2011, 'Chronic disease management items in general practice: A population-based study of variation in claims by claimant characteristics', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 195, no. 4, pp. 198-202.
  • Strazdins, L, Griffin, A, Broom, D et al 2011, 'Time scarcity: Another health inequality?', Environment and Planning A, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 545-559.
  • Korda R, Banks E, Clements M, Bauman A, Liu B, Bambrick H, Jorm, L. 2011, 'BMI and the risk of hospitalisation' [Conference abstract]. J Epidemiol Community Health, 65:A260-A261
  • Korda, R, Banks, E, Clements, M et al 2009, 'Is inequity undermining Australia's 'universal' health care system? Socio-economic inequalities in the use of specialist medical and non-medical ambulatory health care', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 458-465.
  • Korda, R, Clements, M & Kelman, C 2009, 'Universal health care no guarantee of equity: Comparison of socioeconomic inequalities in the receipt of coronary procedures in patients with acute myocardial infarction and angina', BMC Public Health, vol. 9, no. 460, p. 12.
  • Butler JRG, Korda RJ, Watson KJR, Watson DAR. The impact of chronic hepatitis B in Australia: Projecting mortality, morbidity and economic impact. ACERH Research Report Number 7. Canberra: Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health (ACERH), 2009.
  • Korda, R, Butler, J, Clements, M et al 2007, 'Differential impacts of health care in Australia: trend analysis of socioeconomic inequalities in avoidable mortality', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 157-165.
  • Korda, R & Butler, J 2006, 'Effect of healthcare on mortality: Trends in avoidable mortality in Australia and comparisons with Western Europe', Public Health, vol. 120, pp. 95-105.
  • Strazdins, L, Clements, M, Korda, R et al 2006, 'Unsociable work? Non standard work schedules, family relationships and children's well-being', Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 394-410.
  • Strazdins, L, Korda, R, Lim, L et al 2004, 'Around-the-clock: Parent work schedules and childrens' well-being in a 24-h economy', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 59, pp. 1517-1527.
  • Butler, J, Pianko, S, Korda, R et al 2004, 'The Direct Cost of Managing Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B Infection in Australia', Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol. 38, no. 10, pp. S187-92.


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