Hammad is a medical doctor and a public health graduate. He worked in the public health development sector in a developing country before moving to Australia. Before starting at the Kirby Institute, Hammad worked as part of the secretariat for the Reference Group to the UN on HIV and injecting drug use at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. He is also a trainer for two international medical students’ organizations and has delivered numerous trainings abroad. Hammad coordinates the ACCESS project www.access-study.org
An ongoing interest in epidemiology of Sexually Transmissible Infections including HIV/AIDS, in general and at-risk populations; with a recent focus on Chlamydia and Genital Warts.
Broad Research Areas:
Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Drug Related Harm/Addiction, Population Health, Global Health
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
CAS Chlamydia working group, NSW Health; Australasian Society for HIV Medicine; Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA); World Medical Association (WMA)
Specific Research Keywords:
Sexually Transmissible Infections, Sexual Health, Injecting drug use, Chlamydia Incidence, HIV/AIDS