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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Tam H. Nguyen PhD, 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.


  • Tran, T. V., Nguyen, T. H., Wang, K., & Phan, P. (in press). Comparing traditional body mass index and Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian body mass index in predicting self-report type 2 diabetes. To appear in International Journal of Social Science Studies.
  • 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, 7(1), 23-35. doi: 0.1007/s40271-013-0041-0
  • Kim, K. B., Han, H.-R., Huh, B., Nguyen, T. H., Lee, H., & Kim, M. T.  (2014). The effect of a community-based self-help multimodal behavioral intervention in Korean American seniors with high blood pressure. American Journal of Hypertension, 27(3). doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpu041
  • 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.

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