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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 is an assistant professor at the William F. Connell School of Nursing, and teaches evidence-based practice. 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 Principal Investigator on a grant titled, “Hypertension and Health Literacy among Vietnamese Americans in 2012.”


  • Han, H. R., Huh, B., Kim, M. T., Kim, J., & Nguyen, T. H. (2014). Development and validation of the assessment of health literacy in breast and cervical cancer screening. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 19, 267-284. doi:10.1080/10810730.2014.936569
  • Kim, M. T., Kim, K. B., Han, H. R., Huh, B., Nguyen, T., & Lee, H. B. (2014). Prevalence and predictors of depression in Korean American elderly: Findings from the memory and aging study of Koreans (MASK). The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2014.11.003
  • 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.
  • Golden, S. H., Purnell, T., Halbert, J. P., Matens, R., Miller, E. R., Nguyen, T. H., …, Cooper, L. A. (2014). A community-engaged cardiovascular health disparities research training curriculum: Implementation and preliminary outcomes. Academic Medicine89(10), 1348-1356. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000426
  • 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

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