Dr. Nguyen is a Vietnamese American who has called Augusta her hometown for the last
25 years. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Health
Sciences, College of Allied Health Sciences, where she teaches and guides graduate
students in the Master of Public Health Program. She also serves as the Faculty Advisor
for the Health Promotion Student Association.
Dr. Nguyen holds a doctorate and a master's degree in Public Health, as well as bachelor's
degrees in Chemistry and Medical Technology. She is interested in training the subsequent
public health professional generation. Her research focuses on utilizing advanced
leadership roles throughout the community to address public health challenges, close
the health disparity gap, and achieve health equity for all Americans. She recently
published a study that examined 159 counties within Georgia to identify community
characteristics associated with county-level COVID-19 case, hospitalization, and death
rates. Her research contributions on how COVID-19 pandemic affects population groups
differently, worsening existing social, economic, and health inequities are valuable
to the University.