Worker Health Expertise

Ha T. Nguyen, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Nguyen’s specific scientific concentration is in the area of cognitive functioning in minority adults. Her research has focused on the identification of traditional and novel risk factors that are associated with increased risk of cognitive dysfunction and functional impairments in underserved populations.

Nguyen and her colleagues conduct basic research on pesticide exposure and cognitive function in Latino farmworkers in North Carolina. The long-term goal of this research program is to prospectively determine whether age-pesticide exposure interactions are important in the progression of cognitive impairment and decline. Further understanding the factors that protect some individuals from cognitive impairment and contribute to the maintenance of cognitive health will continue to underlie her future efforts.

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Thomas A. Arcury, PhD

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