Ha Nguyen, PhD, MPH

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Department of Family & Community Medicine


Dr. Nguyen is a social scientist with a wide range of interests in the area of health disparities and gerontology. She has investigated the effects of physical health on cognitive performance and overall quality of life, depressive symptoms and increased risk of mortality, and psychometric properties of questionnaires used in minority groups. More recently, her work has begun to focus on functional competency and well-being among older Hispanic Americans and the elderly in Vietnam.



1994University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
B.A. Degree, Psychology
1997Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
M.S. Degree, Human Development and Family Studies
2000Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Ph.D. Degree, Human Development and Family Studies
2006Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD
M.P.H Degree, Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Academic Career


2000 – 2002Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Texas Medical Branch
Sealy Center on Aging
Galveston, TX
2002 – 2007
Intramural Research Fellow
Cognition Section, Laboratory of Personality & Cognition
National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging
2007 – 2013
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Family & Community Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC


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