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Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Building: School of Public Health | Room: 2234B
Phone: 301-405-6425 |
CV / Resume
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Dr. Quynh Nguyen is a social epidemiologist focusing on contextual and economic factors as they relate to health. She has extensive experience using numerous national and international population-based health surveys to examine social and economic predictors of health, and to quantify national and international patterns in health disparities. Her current research program focuses on creating and validating neighborhood indicators constructed from nontraditional Big Data sources such as social media data. She is principal investigator of two NIH K-award career development grants through the Big Data to Knowledge Initiative (BD2K) to pursue this research program (K01ES025433; K01ES025433-03S1).

Education and Training

2011    Ph.D. in Epidemiology (Concentration: Social Epidemiology), UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

2009    M.S.P.H. in Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

2005    B.A. in Human Biology (Concentration: Social stratification), Stanford University

Honors and Awards

2014-2016, Vice President’s Clinical & Translational Research Scholar Program, University of Utah School of Medicine

2012, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, UNC School of Public Health

2009, Travel Award, UNC School of Public Health

2006-2007, Merit Assistantship

2006-2007, Culture in Society Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2000-2001, Academic Senate Scholarship, Charles and Ernestine Williams Memorial Scholarship, Tony Fortes Scholarship, Olympia Vanacore Memorial Scholarship, and AFFIRM Program Continuing Student Scholarship


Nguyen QC, McCullough M, Meng H, Paul D, Li D, Kath S, Loomis G, Nsoesie EO, Smith KR, Li F (In Press). Geotagged Tweets as Predictors of County-Level Health Outcomes. American Journal of Public Health.

Nguyen QC, Li D, Meng H, Kath S, Nsoesie E, Li F, Wen M (2016). A National Neighborhood Dataset from Geotagged Twitter Data. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 2(2): e158. https://publichealth.jmir.org/2016/2/e158/

Nguyen QC, Osypuk TL, Schmidt NM, Glymour MM, Tchetgen Tchetgen ET (2015). Practical Guide for Mediation Analysis with Multiple Mediators using Inverse Odds Ratio Weighting. American Journal of Epidemiology. 181(5): 349-356 first published online February 17, 2015. http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/181/5/349.abstract

Nguyen QC, Hussey JM, Carolyn CT, Villaveces A, Marshall SW, Siddiqi A, Poole C (2012). Adolescent Expectations of Early Death Predict Socioeconomic Status. Social Science & Medicine. May; 74(9): 1452-1460. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953612001116

Nguyen QC, Tabor JW, Entzel PP, Lau Y, Suchindran C, Hussey JM, Halpern CT, Harris KM, Whitsel EA. (2011). Discordance in National Estimates of Hypertension Prevalence among Young Adults. Epidemiology. Jul; 22(4): 532-541. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3109249/