Kristin Carson-Chahhoud

Associate Research Professor, University of South Australia

A/Prof Carson-Chahhoud is an Associate Research Professor and Lead of the Translational Medicine and Technology Group at the University of South Australia. Broadly speaking her research interests include evidence-based medicine, translational health research, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, technology integration with health as well as clinical practice improvement initiatives. More specifically, her research focusses on respiratory medicine (asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis and others), as well as tobacco control through cessation and prevention, which includes management of tobacco-related illnesses (e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer etc.). Another arm of her work is investigating the potential for augmented reality technology delivered via a smartphone to improve how we communicate in health about medical procedures, self-management and to improve translation of evidence into clinical practice and policy.

Kristin is a national Board Director for the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and invited member of the National Tackling Indigenous Smoking Committee. She also holds positions as Associate Professor titleholder with the University of Adelaide and Research Fellow with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Associate Research Professor, University of South Australia
  • 2015–2018
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Adelaide
  • 2008–2017
    Senior Research Scientist, SA Health: Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • 2004–2007
    Research Officer, SA Health: Women's and Children's Hospital
  • 2003–2004
    Technical Officer, SA Health: Women's and Children's Hospital
  • 2003–2003
    Laboratory Technician, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Sciences (IMVS) Virus Detection Laboratory

Education

  • 2018 
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Masters of Science in Public Policy and Management
  • 2015 
    University of Adelaide, PhD in Medicine
  • 2007 
    TAFE SA, Diploma in Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)
  • 2004 
    TAFE SA, Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Publications

  • 2020
    A whole-genome approach discovers novel genetic and non-genetic variance components modulated by lifestyle for cardiovascular health, Journal of the American Heart Association
  • 2020
    Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of psychological distress in patients with asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Asthma
  • 2020
    Oxygen therapy in the pre-hospital setting for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Review
  • 2020
    Two-year efficacy of a randomised controlled trial of varenicline tartrate and counselling for inpatient smoking cessation (STOP study) , PloS One
  • 2019
    Evidence for smoking quitlines: An Evidence Check rapid review, Sax Institute
  • 2019
    Psychological therapies for the treatment of depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2019
    Feasibility and acceptability of Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy multicomponent implementation intervention and study design for Australian Indigenous pregnant women: a pilot cluster randomised step-wedge trial , Addictive Behaviors
  • 2019
    A systematic review on the mechanisms of vitamin K effects on the complications of diabetes and pre-diabetes, BioFactors
  • 2019
    Community pharmacy interventions for smoking cessation, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2019
    Psychological interventions for asthma in children and adolescents, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2019
    Experiences of parents and carers in managing asthma in children: a qualitative systematic review, . The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
  • 2018
    Short-acting bronchodilators for the management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the hospital setting: Systematic review, Systematic Reviews
  • 2018
    A randomized placebo-controlled trial of paroxetine for the management of anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PAC Study) , Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
  • 2018
    Systematic meta-analysis of pharmacological and psychological interventions for the treatment of anxiety in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , Archives of Psychology
  • 2018
    Nurse-led versus doctor-led care for bronchiectasis, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2018
    Evaluation of existing experimental evidence for treatment of depression in Indigenous populations: a systematic review, Australian Journal of Psychology
  • 2018
    Cessation for smokers seeking treatment and advice from health care professionals in the hospital setting , Australian and New Zealand School of Government Evidence Base Journal
  • 2018
    Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2017
    Non-invasive ventilation for the management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to exacerbations of COPD, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2017
    Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young people, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2017
    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the intermediate risk patients with severe aortic stenosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Heart Lung and Circulation
  • 2017
    Psychological interventions for the treatment of anxiety in COPD, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2017
    Simple aspiration versus intercostal tube drainage for primary spontaneous pneumothorax, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2016
    Psychological therapies for the treatment of depression in COPD: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2016
    Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of depression in COPD: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2016
    Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction procedures for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (Protocol) , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2016
    A meta-analysis of current status of alcohol septal ablation and surgical myectomy for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Catherterization and cardiovascular interventions
  • 2016
    Lung volume reduction surgery for diffuse emphysema. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2015
    Prolonged antibiotics for purulent bronchiectasis in children and adults, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2015
    Asthma bronchiale and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, Respiration
  • 2015
    Efficacy of a smoking prevention program for Catalan secondary schools: a cluster-randomized clinical trial in Spain, Addiction
  • 2015
    Natural history of cardiac arrest in patients with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • 2015
    Effective factors on urinary incontinence in natural menopausal women, Thrita
  • 2015
    Meta-analysis of admission hyperglycemia in acute myocardial infarction patients treated with primary angioplasty: A cause or a marker of mortality? , European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy
  • 2015
    Inhaled anticholinergics for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the elderly , Gerontology and Geriatric Research
  • 2014
    Methodological challenges and options for addressing them in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, Australasian Epidemiology
  • 2014
    Smoking cessation and tobacco abuse prevention in Indigenous populations, Evidence Base
  • 2014
    Prevalence of Epilepsy in Iran: A meta-analysis and systematic review, Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
  • 2014
    Safety of a course of varenicline tartrate and counselling over counselling alone for smoking cessation: A 52 week randomised controlled trial for inpatients (STOP Study), Nicotine and Tobacco Research
  • 2014
    Systematic review and meta-analysis of incidence and correlates of recurrence of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, International Journal of Cardiology
  • 2014
    Ambulatory oxygen for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are not hypoxemic at rest, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2014
    Meta-analysis of Clinical Correlates of Acute Mortality in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • 2014
    Effects of aGVHD and cGVHD according to relapse status on survival rate in patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia, Hematology
  • 2014
    Non-invasive ventilation in Acute Severe Asthma: Current evidence and future needs, Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
  • 2014
    Training health professionals in smoking cessation care, The implementation of smoking cessation care in general practice
  • 2013
    Is cancer still reduced if you give up smoking in later life?, Substance Abuse, Research and Treatment
  • 2013
    Physical training for asthma, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2013
    Current and emerging pharmacotherapeutic options for smoking cessation, Substance Abuse, Research and Treatment
  • 2013
    Psychological interventions for the treatment of anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2013
    Determination of the social related factors of suicide in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis, BMC Public Health
  • 2013
    Psychological interventions for the treatment of anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2013
    Tobacco use, prevention and cessation for Indigenous populations around the world: A systematic review and narrative synthesis, Health Disparities: Epidemiology, Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Strategies for Elimination
  • 2013
    The association between tramadol hydrochloride misuse and other substances use in an adolescent population: Phase I of a prospective survey, Addictive Behaviours
  • 2013
    Smoking cessation interventions for lung cancer patients, Lung Cancer Management
  • 2012
    Training health professionals in smoking cessation, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Physical training for asthma, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Home care by outreach nursing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Interventions for smoking cessation in Indigenous populations , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young people, Evidence-Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal
  • 2012
    Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for treatment of respiratory failure due to severe acute exacerbations of asthma, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Smoking Termination Opportunity for inPatients (STOP): Superiority of a course of varenicline tartrate plus counselling over counselling alone for smoking cessation: A 12-month randomised controlled trial for inpatients, Thorax
  • 2012
    Consumer guidelines for chronic disease management: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2012
    Interventions for tobacco prevention in Indigenous youth, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Interventions for smoking prevention in Indigenous youth: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Community interventions for preventing smoking in young people., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Home care by outreach nursing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Interventions for smoking cessation in Indigenous populations: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Asthma self-management education with either regular healthcare professional review or written action plans or both for asthma: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2011
    Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of anxiety disorders in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2010
    Mass media interventions for preventing smoking in young peopl, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • 2010
    Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of anxiety and panic in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Mixed Reality and Holographic technologies (iHealth) to deliver cognitive and behavioural therapy for treatment of anxiety among teenagers with asthma
    Role:
    Chief Investigator A
    Funding Source:
    Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation
  • 2018
    Early Career Fellowship
    Role:
    Chief Investigator A
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC
  • 2016
    Indigenous Counselling and Nicotine (ICAN) QUIT in Pregnancy: a cluster randomised trial to implement culturally competent evidence-based smoking cessation for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers
    Role:
    Chief Investigator E
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC
  • 2016
    Training health professionals in tobacco cessation and evidence translation for Aboriginal Australians
    Role:
    Chief Investigator A
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC
  • 2015
    TRIP/Cancer Australia Fellowship
    Role:
    Chief Investigator A
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC/Cancer Australia
  • 2011
    Nicotine receptor up-regulation with the use of transdermal patches
    Role:
    Investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Hospital Research Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Cochrane Airways Group Network
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Honours

Young Australian of the Year for South Australia 2015

  • Adelaide, South Australia
  • Website
  • Article Feed
  • 08 8222 8685
  • Kristin.Carson-Chahhoud@unisa.edu.au
  • Kristin.Carson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Joined