Professor Rod Jackson

Rod Jackson is a professor of epidemiology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He trained in medicine and completed his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Auckland and is a fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.

He has over 35 years of research experience in cardiovascular disease epidemiology. For the past 15 years his research has been increasingly focused on CVD risk prediction and its application in clinical practice. He leads a ‘big-health data’ research programme that generates very large cohort studies from web-based clinical decision support systems in primary and secondary care. These cohorts are regularly linked to national health databases to generate new risk prediction equations and to monitor CVD risk management across New Zealand.