School of Population Health

Vascular Informatics Using Epidemiology and the Web (VIEW)


Our vision is to improve risk prediction, care and equity in vascular health. 

Cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart attacks and strokes) are common, preventable chronic diseases in New Zealand and there are major disparities between population groups. About 10-15% of New Zealanders probably account for over half the premature CVD events, but we are currently unable to identify them accurately to target preventive treatment effectively.

The VIEW research programme, funded mainly by an HRC programme grant, is developing more accurate risk prediction tools to identify these high-risk patients; quantifying and mapping inequity in treatment; and modelling the impact of this inequity on cardiovascular disease burden. The research links anonymous individual data on over two million New Zealanders from research and routine databases.


Read more about our research or view our publications.

Our Leadership Team

Dr Andrew Kerr

Honorary Academic