Ms Katrina Blazek
Lecturer

Ms Katrina Blazek

MBiostat, BMedSc

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

I graduated from the NSW Ministry of Health Biostatistics Training Program in 2019 with Star Graduate Status. Since then i have dedicated myself to teaching biostatistics to public health students. I work closely with researchers from a broad range of disciplines and enjoy the challenge of finding the best statistical tool for each research question.

  • Journal articles | 2024
    McDermid P; Blazek K; Mougin N; Thomson A; Seale H, 2024, 'Attitudes and behaviors of maternal Tdap vaccination in Panama, Peru, and Colombia: An international cross-sectional study', Vaccine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2024.01.106
    Journal articles | 2023
    McDermid P; Craig A; Sheel M; Blazek K; Talty S; Seale H, 2023, 'Information seeking behaviors of individuals impacted by COVID-19 international travel restrictions: an analysis of two international cross-sectional studies', Frontiers in Communication, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2023.1101548
    Journal articles | 2023
    Scholes-Robertson N; Blazek K; Tong A; Gutman T; Craig JC; Essue BM; Howard K; Wong G; Howell M, 2023, 'Financial toxicity experienced by rural Australian families with chronic kidney disease', Nephrology, 28, pp. 456 - 466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nep.14192
    Journal articles | 2023
    Tran JK; Ooi CY; Blazek K; Katz T, 2023, 'Body composition and body mass index measures from 8 to 18 years old in children with cystic fibrosis', Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 22, pp. 851 - 856, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcf.2023.06.003
    Journal articles | 2022
    Blazek K; Furestad E; Ryan D; Damian D; Fernandez-Penas P; Tong S, 2022, 'The impact of skin cancer prevention efforts in New South Wales, Australia: Generational trends in melanoma incidence and mortality', Cancer Epidemiology, 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2022.102263
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chung EYM; Blazek K; Teixeira-Pinto A; Sharma A; Kim S; Lin Y; Keung K; Bose B; Kairaitis L; McCarthy H; Ronco P; Alexander SI; Wong G, 2022, 'Predictive Models for Recurrent Membranous Nephropathy after Kidney Transplantation', Transplantation Direct, 8, pp. E1357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000001357
    Journal articles | 2022
    Khalid R; Van Zwieten A; Kim S; Didsbury M; Francis A; Mctaggart S; Walker A; Mackie FE; Prestidge C; Teixeira-Pinto A; Barton B; Lorenzo J; Lah S; Howard K; Nassar N; Au E; Tong A; Blazek K; Craig JC; Wong G, 2022, 'Association between socioeconomic status and academic performance in children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease', Pediatric Nephrology, 37, pp. 3195 - 3204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-022-05515-3
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kim S; Van Zwieten A; Lorenzo J; Khalid R; Lah S; Chen K; Didsbury M; Francis A; Mctaggart S; Walker A; Mackie FE; Prestidge C; Teixeira-Pinto A; Tong A; Blazek K; Barton B; Craig JC; Wong G, 2022, 'Cognitive and academic outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease', Pediatric Nephrology, 37, pp. 2715 - 2724, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00467-022-05499-0
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lalji R; Francis A; Blazek K; Teixeira-Pinto A; Wong G; Johnson DW, 2022, 'Sex differences in the likelihood of pre-emptive living donor kidney transplantation, and outcomes after kidney transplantation in children and adolescents', Pediatric Transplantation, 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/petr.14224
    Journal articles | 2022
    McDermid P; Craig A; Sheel M; Blazek K; Talty S; Seale H, 2022, 'Examining the psychological and financial impact of travel restrictions on citizens and permanent residents stranded abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic: International cross-sectional study', BMJ Open, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-059922
    Journal articles | 2022
    McDermid P; Sooppiyaragath S; Craig A; Sheel M; Blazek K; Talty S; Seale H, 2022, 'Psychological and financial impacts of COVID-19-related travel measures: An international cross-sectional study', PLoS ONE, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0271894
    Journal articles | 2022
    Urriola N; Blazek K; Adelstein S, 2022, 'Subunit-specific autoantibodies in autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy', Journal of Neuroimmunology, 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2021.577805
    Journal articles | 2021
    Blazek K; van Zwieten A; Saglimbene V; Teixeira-Pinto A, 2021, 'A practical guide to multiple imputation of missing data in nephrology', Kidney International, 99, pp. 68 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2020.07.035
    Journal articles | 2021
    Houssami N; Zackrisson S; Blazek K; Hunter K; Bernardi D; Lång K; Hofvind S, 2021, 'Meta-analysis of prospective studies evaluating breast cancer detection and interval cancer rates for digital breast tomosynthesis versus mammography population screening', European Journal of Cancer, 148, pp. 14 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2021.01.035
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ord TJ; Blazek K; White TE; Das I, 2021, 'Conspicuous animal signals avoid the cost of predation by being intermittent or novel: Confirmation in the wild using hundreds of robotic prey', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0706
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sinka V; Lopez-Vargas P; Tong A; Dickson M; Kerr M; Sheerin N; Blazek K; Teixeira-Pinto A; Stephens JH; Craig JC, 2021, 'Chronic disease prevention programs offered by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in New South Wales, Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 45, pp. 59 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13069
    Journal articles | 2021
    Urriola N; Spies JM; Blazek K; Lang B; Adelstein S, 2021, 'A Flow Cytometric Assay to Detect Functional Ganglionic Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies by Immunomodulation in Autoimmune Autonomic Ganglionopathy', Frontiers in Immunology, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2021.705292
    Journal articles | 2020
    Francis A; Johnson DW; Melk A; Foster BJ; Blazek K; Craig JC; Wong G, 2020, 'Survival after kidney transplantation during childhood and adolescence', Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 15, pp. 392 - 400, http://dx.doi.org/10.2215/CJN.07070619
    Journal articles | 2020
    Reece LJ; McInerney C; Blazek K; Foley BC; Schmutz L; Bellew B; Bauman AE, 2020, 'Reducing financial barriers through the implementation of voucher incentives to promote children's participation in community sport in Australia', BMC Public Health, 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-8049-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Standen JC; Morgan GG; Sowerbutts T; Blazek K; Gugusheff J; Puntsag O; Wollan M; Torzillo P, 2020, 'Prioritising housing maintenance to improve health in indigenous communities in NSW over 20 years', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17165946
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hair K; Macleod MR; Sena ES, 2019, 'A randomised controlled trial of an Intervention to Improve Compliance with the ARRIVE guidelines (IICARus)', RESEARCH INTEGRITY AND PEER REVIEW, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41073-019-0069-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bauman AE; Blazek K; Reece L; Bellew W, 2018, 'The emergence and characteristics of the Australian mamil', Medical Journal of Australia, 209, pp. 490 - 494, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja18.00841
    Journal articles | 2015
    Blazek K; Eames HL; Weiss M; Byrne AJ; Perocheau D; Pease JE; Doyle S; McCann F; Williams RO; Udalova IA, 2015, 'IFN-λ resolves inflammation via suppression of neutrophil infiltration and IL-1β production', Journal of Experimental Medicine, 212, pp. 845 - 853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1084/jem.20140995
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dalmas E; Toubal A; Alzaid F; Blazek K; Eames HL; Lebozec K; Pini M; Hainault I; Montastier E; Denis RGP; Ancel P; Lacombe A; Ling Y; Allatif O; Cruciani-Guglielmacci C; André S; Viguerie N; Poitou C; Stich V; Torcivia A; Foufelle F; Luquet S; Aron-Wisnewsky J; Langin D; Clément K; Udalova IA; Venteclef N, 2015, 'Irf5 deficiency in macrophages promotes beneficial adipose tissue expansion and insulin sensitivity during obesity', Nature Medicine, 21, pp. 610 - 618, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nm.3829
    Journal articles | 2015
    Weiss M; Byrne AJ; Blazek K; Saliba DG; Pease JE; Perocheau D; Feldmann M; Udalova IA, 2015, 'IRF5 controls both acute and chronic inflammation', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, pp. 11001 - 11006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1506254112
    Journal articles | 2014
    McCann FE; Perocheau DP; Ruspi G; Blazek K; Davies ML; Feldmann M; Dean JLE; Stoop AA; Williams RO, 2014, 'Selective tumor necrosis factor receptor i blockade is antiinflammatory and reveals immunoregulatory role of tumor necrosis factor receptor II in collagen-induced arthritis', Arthritis and Rheumatology, 66, pp. 2728 - 2738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/art.38755
    Journal articles | 2014
    Saliba DG; Heger A; Eames HL; Oikonomopoulos S; Teixeira A; Blazek K; Androulidaki A; Wong D; Goh FG; Weiss M; Byrne A; Pasparakis M; Ragoussis J; Udalova IA, 2014, 'IRF5:RelA interaction targets inflammatory genes in macrophages', Cell Reports, 8, pp. 1308 - 1317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2014.07.034
    Journal articles | 2013
    Ryzhakov G; Teixeira A; Saliba D; Blazek K; Muta T; Ragoussis J; Udalova IA, 2013, 'Cross-species analysis reveals evolving and conserved features of the nuclear factor κb (NF-κB) proteins', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288, pp. 11546 - 11554, http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M113.451153
    Journal articles | 2013
    Weiss M; Blazek K; Byrne AJ; Perocheau DP; Udalova IA, 2013, 'IRF5 is a specific marker of inflammatory macrophages in vivo', Mediators of Inflammation, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/245804
    Journal articles | 2013
    delFresno C; Soulat D; Roth S; Blazek K; Udalova I; Sancho D; Ruland J; Ardavín C, 2013, 'Interferon-β Production via Dectin-1-Syk-IRF5 Signaling in Dendritic Cells Is Crucial for Immunity to C.albicans', Immunity, 38, pp. 1176 - 1186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2013.05.010
    Journal articles | 2012
    Luron L; Saliba D; Blazek K; Lanfrancotti A; Udalova IA, 2012, 'FOXO3 as a new IKK-ε-controlled check-point of regulation of IFN-β expression', European Journal of Immunology, 42, pp. 1030 - 1037, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eji.201141969
    Journal articles | 2012
    Ryzhakov G; Blazek K; Lai CC-K; Udalova IA, 2012, 'O011 IL-17 receptor adaptor Act1/CIKS plays an evolutionarily conserved role in antiviral signalling', Cytokine, 59, pp. 501 - 502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cyto.2012.06.039
    Journal articles | 2012
    Ryzhakov G; Blazek K; Lai CCK; Udalova IA, 2012, 'IL-17 receptor adaptor protein Act1/CIKS plays an evolutionarily conserved role in antiviral signaling', Journal of Immunology, 189, pp. 4852 - 4858, http://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1200428
    Journal articles | 2011
    Krausgruber T; Blazek K; Smallie T; Alzabin S; Lockstone H; Sahgal N; Hussell T; Feldmann M; Udalova IA, 2011, 'IRF5 promotes inflammatory macrophage polarization and T H1-TH17 responses', Nature Immunology, 12, pp. 231 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ni.1990
    Journal articles | 2011
    Krausgruber T; Saliba D; Eames H; Williams L; Smallie T; Blazek K; Udalova IA, 2011, 'PS2-062. Novel role of IRF5 in transcriptional inhibition of human IL-10 gene expression', Cytokine, 56, pp. 81 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cyto.2011.07.224
    Journal articles | 2011
    Lee HJ; Hinshelwood R; Bouras T; Gallego-Ortega D; Valdes-Mora F; Blazek K; Visvader JE; Clark SJ; Ormandy CJ, 2011, 'Lineage specific methylation of the Elf5 promoter in mammary epithelial cells', Stem Cells, 29, pp. 1611 - 1619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/stem.706
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ryzhakov G; Blazek K; Udalova IA, 2011, 'Evolution of vertebrate immunity: Sequence and functional analysis of the SEFIR domain family member Act1', Journal of Molecular Evolution, 72, pp. 521 - 530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00239-011-9450-7
    Journal articles | 2011
    Ryzhakov G; Lai CCK; Blazek K; To KW; Hussell T; Udalova I, 2011, 'IL-17 boosts proinflammatory outcome of antiviral response in human cells', Journal of Immunology, 187, pp. 5357 - 5362, http://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1100917
    Journal articles | 2010
    Hilton HN; Kalyuga M; Cowley MJ; Alles MC; Lee HJ; Caldon CE; Blazek K; Kaplan W; Musgrove EA; Daly RJ; Naylor MJ; Graham J; Clarke C; Ormandy CJ, 2010, 'The antiproliferative effects of progestins in T47D breast cancer cells are tempered by progestin induction of the ETS transcription factor Elf5', Molecular Endocrinology, 24, pp. 1380 - 1392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/me.2009-0516
    Journal articles | 2010
    Krausgruber T; Saliba D; Blazek K; Lockstone H; Sahgal N; Alzabin S; Teixeira A; Hussell T; Ragoussis J; Udalova IA, 2010, 'SS5-2 IRF5 as a defining factor of M1 macrophage polarization', Cytokine, 52, pp. 44 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cyto.2010.07.185
    Journal articles | 2010
    Krausgruber T; Saliba D; Ryzhakov G; Lanfrancotti A; Blazek K; Udalova IA, 2010, 'IRF5 is required for late-phase TNF secretion by human dendritic cells', Blood, 115, pp. 4421 - 4430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1182/blood-2010-01-263020
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ryzhakov G; Lai C; Blazek K; Udalova I, 2010, 'PS1-75 IL-17 stimulation results in a pro-inflammatory outcome during antiviral response in human cells', Cytokine, 52, pp. 33 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cyto.2010.07.147
    Journal articles | 2008
    Oakes SR; Naylor MJ; Asselin-Labat M; Blazek K; Gardiner-Garden M; Hilton HN; Kazlauskas M; Pritchard M; Chodosh L; Pfeffer P; Lindeman GJ; Visvader J; Ormandy CJ, 2008, 'The Ets transcription factor Elf5 specifies mammary alveolar cell fate', Genes and Development, 22, pp. 581 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/gad.1614608
    Journal articles | 2006
    Craven AJ; Nixon AJ; Ashby MG; Ormandy CJ; Blazek K; Wilkins RJ; Pearson AJ, 2006, 'Prolactin delays hair regrowth in mice', Journal of Endocrinology, 191, pp. 415 - 425
    Journal articles | 2006
    Harris J; Stanford PM; Sutherland K; Oakes SR; Naylor MJ; Robertson F; Blazek K; Kazlauskas M; Hilton HN; Wittlin S; Alexander WS; Lindeman GJ; Visvader J; Ormandy CJ, 2006, 'Socs2 and Elf5 mediate prolactin-induced mammary gland development', Molecular Endocrinology, 20, pp. 1177 - 1187
    Journal articles | 2005
    Naylor MJ; Oakes SR; Gardiner-Garden M; Harris J; Blazek K; Ho TW; Li F; Wynick D; Walker AM; Ormandy CJ, 2005, 'Transcriptional changes underlying the secretory activation phase of mammary gland development', Molecular Endocrinology, 19, pp. 1868 - 1883
    Journal articles | 2004
    Faedo M; Ford CE; Mehta R; Blazek K; Rawlinson WD, 2004, 'Mouse mammary tumor like virus is associated with p53 nuclear accumulation and progesterone receptor positivity but not estrogen positivity in human female breast cancer', Clinical Cancer Research, 10, pp. 4417 - 4419
  • Conference Abstracts | 2022
    LALJI R; Francis A; Blazek K; Teixeira-Pinto A; Wong G; Johnson D, 2022, 'POS-777 SEX DIFFERENCES IN ACCESS TO AND OUTCOMES AFTER PAEDIATRIC KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION', in Kidney International Reports, Elsevier BV, Vol. 7, pp. S335 - S336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2022.01.813
    Preprints | 2022
    McDermid P; Sooppiyaragath S; Craig A; Sheel M; Blazek K; Talty S; Seale H, 2022, Psychological and financial impacts of COVID-19-related travel measures: An international cross-sectional study, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2022.02.21.22271299
    Preprints | 2021
    McDermid P; Craig A; Sheel M; Blazek K; Talty S; Seale H, 2021, Stranded abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic: examining the psychological and financial impact of border restrictions, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.08.21267218
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Tang J; Lee V; Guha C; Dominello A; Blazek K; Teixeira-Pinto A; Roger S; Keung K; Howell M; Tong A; Wong G, 2021, 'FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH EHEALTH USE IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS', in NEPHROLOGY, WILEY, pp. 32 - 32, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000689277100093&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Khalid R; Van Zwieten A; Didsbury M; Chen K; James L; Francis A; Kim S; Mctaggart S; Walker A; Mackie F; Kara T; Prestidge C; Teixeira-Pinto A; Barton B; Lorenzo J; Lah S; Howard K; Nassar N; Au E; Tong A; Blazek K; Craig J; Wong G, 2020, 'THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE', in NEPHROLOGY, WILEY, pp. 12 - 12, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000592647200012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

My Teaching

Course convenor for:

  • PCHM9517 Regression Methods in Biostatistics 
  • PCHM2002 Biostatistics

Guest lecturer:

  • PHCM9781 Evidence Informed Decision Making