Kylie Vuong

Senior Lecturer

Dr Kylie Vuong is Senior Lecturer in Primary Care at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the UNSW. A clinician researcher, she aims to improve patient outcomes through the integration of research findings with clinical practice, policy and health systems. Dr Vuong obtained her BSc (Medicine) and MBBS degrees from UNSW Sydney, MIPH (Merit) degree from The University of Sydney, and PhD in Cancer Epidemiology from The University of Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and works clinically as a vocationally registered general practitioner.

Her research program has focused on translating the latest knowledge on cancer risk factors and risk communication strategies to inform the development of information systems to improve health outcomes. Together with colleagues from the University of Sydney, she developed, by use of data from a large Australian population-based case-control study, a melanoma risk prediction model based on self-assessed risk factors: hair colour, naevus density, first-degree family history, previous non-melanoma skin cancer history and lifetime sunbed use. To date, this is the only melanoma risk prediction model to be externally validated across four independent population-based studies and prospectively evaluated in a pragmatic randomised clinical trial in general practice. 

publications

Journal articles
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Smit AK; Newson AJ; Keogh L; Best M; Dunlop K; Vuong K; Kirk J; Butow P; Trevena L; Cust AE, 2019, 'GP attitudes to and expectations for providing personal genomic risk information to the public: a qualitative study.', BJGP Open, vol. 3, pp. bjgpopen18X101633, http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/bjgpopen18X101633
2019
Vuong K; Armstrong BK; Drummond M; Hopper JL; Barrett JH; Davies JR; Bishop DT; Newton-Bishop J; Aitken JF; Giles GG; Schmid H; Jenkins MA; Mann GJ; McGeechan K; Cust AE, 2019, 'Development and external validation study of a melanoma risk prediction model incorporating clinically assessed naevi and solar lentigines', British Journal of Dermatology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.18411
2019
Vuong K; Armstrong BK; McGeechan K; Cust AE, 2018, 'Personalized melanoma risk assessments and tailored prevention advice: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in Australian general practice', Family Practice, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmy040
2018
Vuong K; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL; Zwar N, 2016, 'The experiences of smoking cessation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australian general practice: a qualitative descriptive study.', Family Practice, vol. 33, pp. 715 - 720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmw083
2016
Vuong K; Armstrong BK; Weiderpass E; Lund E; Adami HO; Veierod MB; Barrett JH; Davies JR; Bishop DT; Whiteman DC; Olsen CM; Hopper JL; Mann GJ; Cust AE; McGeechan K; Aitken JF; Giles GG; Kefford RF; Schmid H; Jenkins MA, 2016, 'Development and external validation of a melanoma risk prediction model based on self-assessed risk factors', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 152, pp. 889 - 896, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.0939
2016
Vuong K; Trevena L; Bonevski B; Armstrong BK, 2014, 'Feasibility of a GP delivered skin cancer prevention intervention in Australia', BMC Family Practice, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-15-137
2014
Vuong K; McGeechan K; Armstrong BK; Cust AE, 2014, 'Risk prediction models for incident primary cutaneous melanoma: A systematic review', JAMA Dermatology, vol. 150, pp. 434 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.8890
2014
Vuong K; McGeechan K; Armstrong BK; Cust AE; Mann GJ; Aitken JF; Giles GG; Kefford RF; Hopper JL; Schmid H; Holland EA; Jenkins MA; Berwick M; Begg CB; Orlow I; Kricker A; Venn A; Dwyer T; Gallagher RP; Marrett LD; Theis E; From L; Zanetti R; Rosso S; Anton-Culver H; Gruber SB; Wilcox H; Thomas NE; Rebbeck TR; Kanetsky PA, 2014, 'Occupational sun exposure and risk of melanoma according to anatomical site', International Journal of Cancer, vol. 134, pp. 2735 - 2741, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.28603
2014
Cust AE; Goumas C; Vuong K; Davies JR; Barrett JH; Holland EA; Schmid H; Agha-Hamilton C; Armstrong BK; Kefford RF; Aitken JF; Giles GG; Bishop DT; Newton-Bishop JA; Hopper JL; Mann GJ; Jenkins MA, 2013, 'MC1R genotype as a predictor of early-onset melanoma, compared with self-reported and physician-measured traditional risk factors: An Australian case-control-family study', BMC Cancer, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-13-406
2013
Conference Presentations
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Vuong K; Armstrong BK; McGeechan K; Cust AE, 2017, 'Personalised melanoma risk assessments and tailored prevention advice on sun protection behaviours: a randomised controlled trial in Australian general practice', presented at World Congress of Melanoma, Brisbane, 18 October 2017 - 21 October 2017
2017
Vuong K; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL; Zwar N, 2016, 'A qualitative study on smoking cessation among general practice patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.', presented at Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Conference, Perth, 29 September 2016 - 01 October 2016
2016
Vuong K; Zwar N; Hermiz O; Razee H; Richmond RL, 2016, 'A qualitative study on smoking cessation among general practice patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.', presented at Primary Health Care Research Conference, Canberra, 08 June 2016 - 09 June 2016
2016
Vuong K; Hermiz O; razee H; Richmond R; zwar N, 2016, 'A qualitative study of the experiences of smoking cessation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Australian primary care', presented at North American Primary Care Research Group Conference, Colorado Springs, 12 November 2016 - 16 November 2016
2016
Vuong K; Cust AE; Armstrong BK; McGeechan K, 2015, 'Prediction models for primary melanoma: an independent external validation study in an Australian population', presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference, Chicago, 29 May 2015 - 02 June 2015
2015
Vuong K; Cust AE; Armstrong BK; McGeechan K, 2015, 'Development and external validation of a melanoma risk prediction model using self-assessed risk factors', presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference, Chicago, 29 May 2015 - 02 June 2015
2015
Vuong K; McGeechan K; Armstrong BK; Cust AE, 2014, 'Study protocol: Prospective evaluation of personalised melanoma risk information in Australian general practice', presented at World Cancer Congress, 03 December 2014 - 06 December 2014
2014
Vuong K; McGeechan K; Armstrong BK; Cust AE, 2013, 'Occupational sun exposure and risk of melanoma according to anatomical site', presented at Australasian College of Dermatologists Conference, Sydney, 18 May 2013 - 22 May 2013
2013
Vuong K; McGeechan K; Armstrong BK; Cust AE, 2013, 'Risk models for melanoma: a systematic review', presented at World Melanoma Congress, Hamburg, 17 July 2013 - 20 July 2013
2013
Vuong K; Trevena L; Bonevski B; Armstrong BK, 2011, 'Feasibility of tailored skin cancer prevention in general practice', presented at Clinical Oncological Society of Australia Conference, Perth, 15 November 2011 - 17 November 2011
2011
Vuong K; Cust A; McGeechan K; Armstrong B, 'Feasibility of a melanoma risk prediction tool in general practice: study design', presented at Sydney Catalyst Post Graduate and Early Researcher Symposium
Lewis J; Vuong K; Webber K; Taggart J; Jun S; Uebel K; Agaliotis M; Liauw W; Harris M, 'Implementation of a decision support triage tool in specialist-general practitioner shared care', presented at Sydney Cancer Conference, International Convention Centre Sydney, 11 October 2018 - 12 October 2018
Conference Papers
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Lo WW; Rhee J; Challinor K; Zwar N; Balasooriya C; Damadoran A; Bhalla S; Thompson R; Vuong K, 2015, 'Don’t BLAST your medical students! Teaching clinical supervisors how to support students experiencing difficulties', in Don’t BLAST your medical students! Teaching clinical supervisors how to support students experiencing difficulties, Australasian Doctors Health Conference, Melbourne, presented at Australasian Doctors Health Conference, Melbourne, 22 October 2015 - 25 October 2015, http://www.adhc2015.org.au/Winston%20Lo%20-%20Don't%20Blast%20your%20Medical%20Students.pdf
2015
Vuong K; McGeechan K; Armstrong B; Cust A, 2013, 'Risk Prediction Models for Incident Primary Cutaneous Melanoma: A Systematic Review', in JOURNAL DER DEUTSCHEN DERMATOLOGISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 25 - 25, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000323227600072&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2013
Vuong K; McGeechan K; Armstrong BK; Cust AE, 2013, 'Occupational sun exposure and risk of melanoma according to anatomical site', in AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 60 - 60, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000319131900174&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2013