Dr Tracey-Lea Laba

Senior Research Fellow
NHMRC Early Career Fellow
Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre


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Selected grants

2017

  • Reducing body dissatisfaction and internalised weight stigma in young women with obesity. The everyBODY study; O'Connor H, Rieger E, Paxton S, Baur L, Steinbeck K, Laba T, Garnett S, Laba T, Cheng H, Parker H; Australian Rotary Health/Mental Health Research Grants.
  • Cash transfers and behaviour change communications to reduce child under-nutrition in rural Bangladesh: a cluster randomized controlled trial to determine the most effective combination of interventions.; Dibley M, Arifeen S, Huda T, Hoddinott J, Alam A, Agho K, Goodwin N, Muthayya S, Laba T, Islam M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2016

  • Optimising value and equity in access to prescribed medicines; Laba T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

2015

  • Patient-centred eHealth approach to improving outcomes for gout sufferers; Laba T, McLachlan A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Jan, S., Laba, T., Essue, B., Gheorghe, A., Muhunthan, J., Engelgau, M., Mahal, A., Griffiths, U., McIntyre, D., Meng, Q., et al (2018). Action to address the household economic burden of non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 391(10134), 19-25. [More Information]
  • Singh, K., Crossan, C., Laba, T., Roy, A., Hayes, A., Salam, A., Jan, S., Lord, J., Tandon, N., Rodgers, R., et al (2018). Cost-effectiveness of a fixed dose combination (polypill) in secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in India: Within-trial cost-effectiveness analysis of the UMPIRE trial. International Journal of Cardiology, 262, 71-78. [More Information]
  • Gilbert, C., Keay, L., Palagyi, A., Do, V., McCluskey, P., White, A., Carnt, N., Stapleton, F., Laba, T. (2018). Investigation of attributes which guide choice in cataract surgery services in urban Sydney, Australia. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 101(3), 363-371. [More Information]
  • Cheung, J., Bartlett, D., Armour, C., Laba, T., Saini, B. (2018). Patient Perceptions of Treatment Delivery Platforms for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, In Press, 1-19. [More Information]
  • Salam, A., Webster, R., Patel, A., Godamunne, P., Pathmeswaran, A., de Silva, A., Rogers, A., Jan, S., Laba, T. (2018). Process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial of a pharmacological strategy to improve hypertension control: Protocol for a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 8(8), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Cheung, J., Bartlett, D., Armour, C., Laba, T., Saini, B. (2018). To Drug or Not to Drug: A Qualitative Study of Patients´┐Ż Decision-Making Processes for Managing Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 16(1), 1-26. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Mitton, C. (2017). A priority-setting framework is needed to understand the value of investing in a universal drug plan. CMAJ, 189(19), E704. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Patel, A., Jan, S. (2017). Creating a new investment pool for innovative health systems research. Australian Health Review, 41(2), 173-175. [More Information]
  • Taylor, C., Hammond, N., Laba, T., Watts, N., Thompson, K., Saxena, M., Micallef, S., Finfer, S., Myburgh, J. (2017). Drivers of choice of resuscitation fluid in the intensive care unit: A discrete choice experiment. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 19(2), 134-141.
  • Day, R., Freshman, L., Nguyen, A., Baysari, M., Aung, E., Lau, A., Zwar, N., Reath, J., Laba, T., Li, L., McLachlan, A., Hunter, D., et al (2017). Effectiveness of an electronic patient-centred self-management tool for gout sufferers: A cluster randomised controlled trail protocol. BMJ Open, 7(10), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Angell, B., Laba, T., Lung, T., Brown, A., Eades, S., Usherwood, T., Peiris, D., Billot, L., Hillis, G., Webster, R., Patel, A., Jan, S., et al (2017). Healthcare expenditure on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians at high risk of cardiovascular disease. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Lung, T., Muhunthan, J., Laba, T., Shiell, A., Milat, A., Jan, S. (2017). Making guidelines for economic evaluations relevant to public health in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(2), 115-117. [More Information]
  • Cheung, J., Saini, B., Bartlett, D., Laba, T., Mason, P. (2017). Mapping the illness trajectories of insomnia: a biographical disruption? Sociology of Health & Illness, 39(5), 659-679. [More Information]
  • Hua, X., Erreygers, G., Chalmers, J., Laba, T., Clarke, P. (2017). Using administrative data to look at changes in the level and distribution of out-of-pocket medical expenditure: An example using Medicare data from Australia. Health Policy, 121(4), 426-433. [More Information]
  • Hayek, A., Joshi, R., Usherwood, T., Webster, R., Kaur, B., Saini, B., Armour, C., Krass, I., Laba, T., Reid, C., Hersch, F., Jan, S., Lo, S., Peiris, D., Rodgers, A., Patel, A., et al (2016). An integrated general practice and pharmacy-based intervention to promote the use of appropriate preventive medications among individuals at high cardiovascular disease risk: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Implementation Science, 11(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Muhunthan, J., Hayek, A., Hackett, M., Laba, T., Peiris, D., Jan, S. (2016). Examining the use of process evaluations of randomised controlled trials of complex interventions addressing chronic disease in primary health care-a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 5(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Santo, K., Kirkendall, S., Laba, T., Thakkar, J., Webster, R., Chalmers, J., Chow, C., Redfern, J. (2016). Interventions to improve medication adherence in coronary disease patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 23(10), 1065-1076. [More Information]
  • Thakkar, J., Kurup, R., Laba, T., Santo, K., Thiagalingam, A., Rodgers, A., Woodward, M., Redfern, J., Chow, C. (2016). Mobile Telephone Text Messaging for Medication Adherence in Chronic Disease A Meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(3), 340-349. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Usherwood, T., Leeder, S., Yusuf, F., Gillespie, J., Perkovic, V., Wilson, A., Jan, S., Essue, B. (2015). Co-payments for health care: what is their real cost? Australian Health Review, 39(1), 33-36. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Laba, T., Massi, L., Jan, S., Usherwood, T., Patel, A., Hayman, N., Cass, A., Eades, A., Lawrence, C., Peiris, D. (2015). Facilitators and barriers to implementation of a pragmatic clinical trial in Aboriginal health services. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(1), 24-27. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Essue, B., Jan, S. (2015). Financing options to sustain Medicare. Medical Journal of Australia, 230(6), 244-245. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Massi, L., Eades, A., Howard, K., Peiris, D., Redfern, J., Usherwood, T., Cass, A., Patel, A., Jan, S., Laba, T. (2015). Implementing Kanyini GAP, a pragmatic randomised controlled trial in Australia: findings from a qualitative study. Trials, 16(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Howard, K., Rose, J., Peiris, D., Redfern, J., Usherwood, T., Cass, A., Patel, A., Jan, S. (2015). Patient Preferences for a Polypill for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 49(5), 528-539. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Massi, L., Laba, T., Peiris, D., Usherwood, T., Patel, A., Cass, A., Eades, A., Redfern, J., Hayman, N., Howard, K., Brien, J., Jan, S. (2015). Patients' and Providers' Perspectives of a Polypill Strategy to Improve Cardiovascular Prevention in Australian Primary Health Care: A Qualitative Study Set Within a Pragmatic Randomized, Controlled Trial. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 8(3), 301-308. [More Information]
  • Li, S., Wu, Y., Du, X., Li, X., Patel, A., Peterson, E., Turnbull, F., Lo, S., Billot, L., Laba, T., et al (2015). Rational and design of a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial evaluating quality improvement initiative for reducing cardiovascular events among patients with acute coronary syndromes in resource-constrained hospitals in China. American Heart Journal, 169(3), 349-355. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Kimman, M., Svenstrup, N., Kjoege, K., Laba, T., Hackett, M., Jan, S. (2015). The effectiveness of interventions to reduce the household economic burden of illness and injury: a systematic review. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(2), 102-112B. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Lehnbom, E., Brien, J., Jan, S. (2015). Understanding if, how and why non-adherent decisions are made in an Australian community sample: A key to sustaining medication adherence in chronic disease? Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 11(2), 154-162. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Essue, B., Kimman, M., Jan, S. (2015). Understanding Patient Preferences in Medication Nonadherence: A Review of Stated Preference Data. The Patient, 8(5), 385-395. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Hayes, A., Lo, S., Peiris, D., Usherwood, T., Hillis, G., Rafter, N., Reid, C., Tonkin, A., Webster, R., Neal, B., Patel, A., Rodgers, A., Jan, S., et al (2014). An economic case for a cardiovascular polypill? A cost analysis of the Kanyini GAP trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 671-673. [More Information]
  • Rodgers, A., Laba, T., Jan, S. (2014). Evaluating the costs and benefits of using combination therapies. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(8), 447-448. [More Information]
  • Gatt, L., Jan, S., Mondraty, N., Horsfield, S., Hart, S., Russell, J., Laba, T., Essue, B. (2014). The household economic burden of eating disorders and adherence to treatment in Australia. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Brien, J., Fransen, M., Jan, S. (2013). Patient preferences for adherence to treatment for osteoarthritis: the MEdication Decisions in Osteoarthritis Study (MEDOS). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Bleasel, J., Brien, J., Cass, A., Howard, K., Peiris, D., Redfern, J., Salam, M., Usherwood, T., Jan, S. (2013). Strategies to improve adherence to medications for cardiovascular diseases in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations: a systematic review. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(6), 2430-2440. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Brien, J., Jan, S. (2012). Understanding rational non-adherence to medications. A discrete choice experiment in a community sample in Australia. BMC Family Practice, 13, 1-10. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Verhoeven, A., Cottrill, A., Schmiede, A., Brown, A., Scott, A., Morton, B., Ross, B., Dalton, C., Cook, D., Peiris, D., Salkeld, G., Hickie, I., Gillespie, J., Jan, S., Usherwood, T., Laba, T., Perkovic, V., et al (2015). Investing in healthier lives: Pathways to healthcare financing reform in Australia, A Health Policy Report - August 2015, (pp. 2 - 15). Sydney, Australia: George Institute for Global Health.

2018

  • Jan, S., Laba, T., Essue, B., Gheorghe, A., Muhunthan, J., Engelgau, M., Mahal, A., Griffiths, U., McIntyre, D., Meng, Q., et al (2018). Action to address the household economic burden of non-communicable diseases. The Lancet, 391(10134), 19-25. [More Information]
  • Singh, K., Crossan, C., Laba, T., Roy, A., Hayes, A., Salam, A., Jan, S., Lord, J., Tandon, N., Rodgers, R., et al (2018). Cost-effectiveness of a fixed dose combination (polypill) in secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in India: Within-trial cost-effectiveness analysis of the UMPIRE trial. International Journal of Cardiology, 262, 71-78. [More Information]
  • Gilbert, C., Keay, L., Palagyi, A., Do, V., McCluskey, P., White, A., Carnt, N., Stapleton, F., Laba, T. (2018). Investigation of attributes which guide choice in cataract surgery services in urban Sydney, Australia. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 101(3), 363-371. [More Information]
  • Cheung, J., Bartlett, D., Armour, C., Laba, T., Saini, B. (2018). Patient Perceptions of Treatment Delivery Platforms for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, In Press, 1-19. [More Information]
  • Salam, A., Webster, R., Patel, A., Godamunne, P., Pathmeswaran, A., de Silva, A., Rogers, A., Jan, S., Laba, T. (2018). Process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial of a pharmacological strategy to improve hypertension control: Protocol for a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 8(8), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Cheung, J., Bartlett, D., Armour, C., Laba, T., Saini, B. (2018). To Drug or Not to Drug: A Qualitative Study of Patients´┐Ż Decision-Making Processes for Managing Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 16(1), 1-26. [More Information]

2017

  • Laba, T., Mitton, C. (2017). A priority-setting framework is needed to understand the value of investing in a universal drug plan. CMAJ, 189(19), E704. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Patel, A., Jan, S. (2017). Creating a new investment pool for innovative health systems research. Australian Health Review, 41(2), 173-175. [More Information]
  • Taylor, C., Hammond, N., Laba, T., Watts, N., Thompson, K., Saxena, M., Micallef, S., Finfer, S., Myburgh, J. (2017). Drivers of choice of resuscitation fluid in the intensive care unit: A discrete choice experiment. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 19(2), 134-141.
  • Day, R., Freshman, L., Nguyen, A., Baysari, M., Aung, E., Lau, A., Zwar, N., Reath, J., Laba, T., Li, L., McLachlan, A., Hunter, D., et al (2017). Effectiveness of an electronic patient-centred self-management tool for gout sufferers: A cluster randomised controlled trail protocol. BMJ Open, 7(10), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Angell, B., Laba, T., Lung, T., Brown, A., Eades, S., Usherwood, T., Peiris, D., Billot, L., Hillis, G., Webster, R., Patel, A., Jan, S., et al (2017). Healthcare expenditure on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians at high risk of cardiovascular disease. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Lung, T., Muhunthan, J., Laba, T., Shiell, A., Milat, A., Jan, S. (2017). Making guidelines for economic evaluations relevant to public health in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(2), 115-117. [More Information]
  • Cheung, J., Saini, B., Bartlett, D., Laba, T., Mason, P. (2017). Mapping the illness trajectories of insomnia: a biographical disruption? Sociology of Health & Illness, 39(5), 659-679. [More Information]
  • Hua, X., Erreygers, G., Chalmers, J., Laba, T., Clarke, P. (2017). Using administrative data to look at changes in the level and distribution of out-of-pocket medical expenditure: An example using Medicare data from Australia. Health Policy, 121(4), 426-433. [More Information]

2016

  • Hayek, A., Joshi, R., Usherwood, T., Webster, R., Kaur, B., Saini, B., Armour, C., Krass, I., Laba, T., Reid, C., Hersch, F., Jan, S., Lo, S., Peiris, D., Rodgers, A., Patel, A., et al (2016). An integrated general practice and pharmacy-based intervention to promote the use of appropriate preventive medications among individuals at high cardiovascular disease risk: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Implementation Science, 11(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Muhunthan, J., Hayek, A., Hackett, M., Laba, T., Peiris, D., Jan, S. (2016). Examining the use of process evaluations of randomised controlled trials of complex interventions addressing chronic disease in primary health care-a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 5(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Santo, K., Kirkendall, S., Laba, T., Thakkar, J., Webster, R., Chalmers, J., Chow, C., Redfern, J. (2016). Interventions to improve medication adherence in coronary disease patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 23(10), 1065-1076. [More Information]
  • Thakkar, J., Kurup, R., Laba, T., Santo, K., Thiagalingam, A., Rodgers, A., Woodward, M., Redfern, J., Chow, C. (2016). Mobile Telephone Text Messaging for Medication Adherence in Chronic Disease A Meta-analysis. JAMA Internal Medicine, 176(3), 340-349. [More Information]

2015

  • Laba, T., Usherwood, T., Leeder, S., Yusuf, F., Gillespie, J., Perkovic, V., Wilson, A., Jan, S., Essue, B. (2015). Co-payments for health care: what is their real cost? Australian Health Review, 39(1), 33-36. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Laba, T., Massi, L., Jan, S., Usherwood, T., Patel, A., Hayman, N., Cass, A., Eades, A., Lawrence, C., Peiris, D. (2015). Facilitators and barriers to implementation of a pragmatic clinical trial in Aboriginal health services. Medical Journal of Australia, 203(1), 24-27. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Essue, B., Jan, S. (2015). Financing options to sustain Medicare. Medical Journal of Australia, 230(6), 244-245. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Massi, L., Eades, A., Howard, K., Peiris, D., Redfern, J., Usherwood, T., Cass, A., Patel, A., Jan, S., Laba, T. (2015). Implementing Kanyini GAP, a pragmatic randomised controlled trial in Australia: findings from a qualitative study. Trials, 16(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Verhoeven, A., Cottrill, A., Schmiede, A., Brown, A., Scott, A., Morton, B., Ross, B., Dalton, C., Cook, D., Peiris, D., Salkeld, G., Hickie, I., Gillespie, J., Jan, S., Usherwood, T., Laba, T., Perkovic, V., et al (2015). Investing in healthier lives: Pathways to healthcare financing reform in Australia, A Health Policy Report - August 2015, (pp. 2 - 15). Sydney, Australia: George Institute for Global Health.
  • Laba, T., Howard, K., Rose, J., Peiris, D., Redfern, J., Usherwood, T., Cass, A., Patel, A., Jan, S. (2015). Patient Preferences for a Polypill for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 49(5), 528-539. [More Information]
  • Liu, H., Massi, L., Laba, T., Peiris, D., Usherwood, T., Patel, A., Cass, A., Eades, A., Redfern, J., Hayman, N., Howard, K., Brien, J., Jan, S. (2015). Patients' and Providers' Perspectives of a Polypill Strategy to Improve Cardiovascular Prevention in Australian Primary Health Care: A Qualitative Study Set Within a Pragmatic Randomized, Controlled Trial. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 8(3), 301-308. [More Information]
  • Li, S., Wu, Y., Du, X., Li, X., Patel, A., Peterson, E., Turnbull, F., Lo, S., Billot, L., Laba, T., et al (2015). Rational and design of a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial evaluating quality improvement initiative for reducing cardiovascular events among patients with acute coronary syndromes in resource-constrained hospitals in China. American Heart Journal, 169(3), 349-355. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Kimman, M., Svenstrup, N., Kjoege, K., Laba, T., Hackett, M., Jan, S. (2015). The effectiveness of interventions to reduce the household economic burden of illness and injury: a systematic review. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 93(2), 102-112B. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Lehnbom, E., Brien, J., Jan, S. (2015). Understanding if, how and why non-adherent decisions are made in an Australian community sample: A key to sustaining medication adherence in chronic disease? Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 11(2), 154-162. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Essue, B., Kimman, M., Jan, S. (2015). Understanding Patient Preferences in Medication Nonadherence: A Review of Stated Preference Data. The Patient, 8(5), 385-395. [More Information]

2014

  • Laba, T., Hayes, A., Lo, S., Peiris, D., Usherwood, T., Hillis, G., Rafter, N., Reid, C., Tonkin, A., Webster, R., Neal, B., Patel, A., Rodgers, A., Jan, S., et al (2014). An economic case for a cardiovascular polypill? A cost analysis of the Kanyini GAP trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(11), 671-673. [More Information]
  • Rodgers, A., Laba, T., Jan, S. (2014). Evaluating the costs and benefits of using combination therapies. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(8), 447-448. [More Information]
  • Gatt, L., Jan, S., Mondraty, N., Horsfield, S., Hart, S., Russell, J., Laba, T., Essue, B. (2014). The household economic burden of eating disorders and adherence to treatment in Australia. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 1-9. [More Information]

2013

  • Laba, T., Brien, J., Fransen, M., Jan, S. (2013). Patient preferences for adherence to treatment for osteoarthritis: the MEdication Decisions in Osteoarthritis Study (MEDOS). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Laba, T., Bleasel, J., Brien, J., Cass, A., Howard, K., Peiris, D., Redfern, J., Salam, M., Usherwood, T., Jan, S. (2013). Strategies to improve adherence to medications for cardiovascular diseases in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations: a systematic review. International Journal of Cardiology, 167(6), 2430-2440. [More Information]

2012

  • Laba, T., Brien, J., Jan, S. (2012). Understanding rational non-adherence to medications. A discrete choice experiment in a community sample in Australia. BMC Family Practice, 13, 1-10. [More Information]

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