Associate Professor Nehmat Houssami MBBS, FAFPHM, FASBP, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor
Principal Research Fellow

Public Health, School of Public Health

A27 - Edward Ford Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Biographical details

Breast Physician and Public Health Physician with expertise in breast cancer, in particular diagnosis and screening; leads the breast cancer research portfolio in the Screening & Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health.

Research interests

Impact of testing on clinical outcomes in breast cancer; evidence-based practice in breast diagnostics; pre-operative MRI in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer; diagnostic test accuracy; image-guided intervention; breast imaging in young women; population breast screening; screening women with a personal history of breast cancer (cancer survivors); systematic reviews.

Current national competitive grants*


Informing women about over-diagnosis in mammography screening: a randomised trial
McCaffery K, Barratt A, Jansen J, Houssami N, Dhillon H, McGeechan K
NHMRC: Project Grant ($428,447 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

International links

United States. (Department of Radiation Oncology, Albert Einstein Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania) Research collaboration; Senior clinical collaborator L.Solin.
United Kingdom. (Edinburgh Breast Unit, Scotland) Current research project - senior clinical collaborator: JM Dixon.
United States. (Miami Miller School of Medicine) Research - senior collaborator Prof. M Pegram.
Italy. (Istituto per lo Studio e la Prevenzione Oncologica (ISPO), Florence) Current collaborative research projects.
United Kingdom. (Cancer Research UK: Centre for Epidemiology, Mathematics and Statistics, Wolfson Institute of PreventiveMedicine, London. Collaborator: Professor S. Duffy) Research collaboration - breast screening.