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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Tam H. Nguyen Ph.D., MSN/MPH, RN

assistant Professor

Tam H. Nguyen Ph.D., MSN/MPH, RN

Cushing Hall 336C


  • Ph.D. - Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S.N./M.P.H. - Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S.N. - University of Maryland


Health promotion/disease prevention, chronic disease management, vulnerable/hard to reach populations, community-based participatory research, and psychometrics.


Dr. Nguyen’s research focuses on examining barriers to the care and control of high blood pressure, and validating a measure of health literacy, among Vietnamese Americans. Nguyen was the Principle Investigator on a grant titled, “Hypertension and Health Literacy among Vietnamese Americans in 2012.”

Dr. Nguyen received her RN from Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is currently a Faculty Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.


  • Kim, K. B., Han, H.-R., Huh, B., Nguyen, T. H., Lee, H., Kim, M. T. (in press). The Effect of a Community-based Multi -Modal Behavioral Intervention in Korean American Seniors with High Blood Pressure. American Journal of Hypertension. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpu041
  • Nguyen, T. H., Han, H.-R., Kim, M. T., Chan, K. S. (2014). An introduction to item response theory for patient reported outcome measurement. The Patient: Patient–Centered Outcomes Research.
  • Nguyen, T.H., Han, H.R., Kim, M.T, Chan, K. (2014). Application of Item Response Theory in the development of patient centered outcome measures: An overview. The Patient: Patient Centered Outcomes Research, 7(1): 23-35.
  • Han, H.R., Song, H.J., Nguyen, T.H., Kim, M.T. (2012). A systematic review of the literature: Measuring self-care in hypertensive patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29(1): 55-67.
  • Song, Y.S., Song, H.J., Han, H.R., Nam, S., Nguyen, T.H., Kim, M.T. (2011). Psychometric evaluation of Hill-Bone medication adherence subscale. Asian Nursing Research, 5(3): 183-188.

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