Dr Nasser Bagheri

MSc, M.PH, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Geospatial Information Systems 090903
  • Epidemiology 111706
  • Primary Health Care 111717
  • Preventive Medicine 111716

Research interests

  • Spatial Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Mental health
  • Medical Geography
  • Public Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Primary health care
  • Digital health
  • Health Inequalities
  • Social determinants of health


Dr Nasser Bagheri is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU), recipient of an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship and leads a spatial epidemiology team and co-leads Visualisation and Decision Analytics (VIDEA) lab in the Centre for Mental Health Research. His research has focused on chronic disease risk assessment, particularly, cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, mental health and dementia with a particular interest in spatial variation and quantifying the impact of modifiable risk factors including lifestyle and built environment on chronic disease.


Researcher's projects

  • Getting real about risk:using medical records in the geospatial analysis of chronic disease risk in Australia
  • Cardiovascular risk mapping using GP practice data
  • Diabetes risk mapping using GP practice data
  • Analysis of undiagnosed diabetes using practice level data
  • Hotspots of dementia in Australian Communities

Current student projects

  • Cardiovascular disease risk mapping: a spatial analysis
  • Chronic Kidney disease risk assessment using GP practice data
  • Spatial pattern of BMI, CVD and diabetes in Australian communities
  • Hot spots of COPD and asthma in Austrlian communities  



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