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Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH, MSCE

Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Clinical Office:
Penn Family Care
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Mutch Building 7th Floor
51 North 39th Street

Academic/Research Office:
2 Gates/HUP
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-8777
Fax: (215) 243-4601
Education:
B.A. (Natural Science, Public Health Option, w/honors)
Johns Hopkins University, 1994.
M.D. (Medicine)
UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2000.
M.P.H. (Public Health, Epidemiology)
UMDNJ School of Public Health, 2000.
M.S.C.E. (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Asian immigrant and refugee health, public health communication, community-based participatory research/CBPR, cancer control, health disparities, HIV prevention, language access, health literacy, global health

Description of Clinical Expertise

Primary care medicine, Asian American health, preventive health, immunization, culturally competent care, LGBT health, colposcopy, electronic medical records (EPIC Hyperspace).

Description of Other Expertise

PRESS COVERAGE AND OTHER MEDIA:
* 1991 TV-34 News (Monmouth County NJ) – GT Nguyen (caption name misspelled as “John Nyueng”) interviewed on camera for a segment by Liz Celeste about the Jersey Shore Medical Center SunWatch ’91 skin cancer survey, July 17.
* 2000 In the Life – a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) nationally televised news magazine program; G Nguyen featured on camera in a medical student roundtable discussion about LGBT issues in medical education in a segment entitled, "Good Medicine”, Feb.
* 2000 - Robert Wood Johnson Medicine magazine – GT Nguyen featured and quoted in “RWJMS Students Take Time-Out for Research” – an article by Toni L. Goldfarb – vol 4, no. 2, Fall/Winter; page 36-38.
* 2000 Images of Academic Excellence. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey University Report 1999-2000 – GT Nguyen featured (with photo) and quoted in an article about new university graduates; page 11.
* 2001 The Advocate – The National Gay and Lesbian Newsmagazine – “The Out Interns” – G Nguyen was quoted in an article by David Kirby about LGBT resident physicians and medical students – 22 May; page 33-34.
* 2001 GLMA Report – G Nguyen featured in “Out and About” section regarding the 2001 article in The Advocate (page 9) and regarding the 2000 GLMA President’s Award (with photo, page 24) – Summer.
* 2003 Philadelphia Gay News – GT Nguyen photographed for article about the Police Commissioners Liaison Committee on LGBT Affairs
* 2003 Philadelphia Gay News – “Top cop attends meeting” – GT Nguyen quoted in an article by Timothy Cwiek, about the Police Commissioners Liaison Committee on LGBT Affairs – 17-23 October; pages 3-4, 12.
* 2005 KYW-TV 3 News – segment highlighting American Cancer Society/Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Asian Breast Health Symposium (GT Nguyen was a presenter at event, but not specifically shown in the news segment) – aired in Philadelphia PA on 11 o’clock news, May 22, 2005.
* 2005 American Cancer Society of Southeast Pennsylvania 2005 Year in Review Video – GT Nguyen interviewed on camera, 22 May.
* 2006 The Nation’s Health (American Public Health Association Newsletter) – “Annual Meeting focuses on public health preparedness” – GT Nguyen pictured but not named. January/February; page 37.
* 2006 Connections (American Cancer Society PA Southeast Region Newsletter) – “Cancer Control: Breast Health…What Asian American Women Need to Know” – GT Nguyen mentioned with photo in article about a May 2006 breast cancer education and outreach event for a multilingual group of over 900 Asian women. September. 9(3):5.
* 2006 The Epoch Times. GT Nguyen mentioned with photo in a Chinese-language article about the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Celebration on the Hill. September 29. In print and online at http://epochtimes.com/gb/6/9/29/n1471378.htm (last accessed 10/20/2006)
* 2006 Connections (American Cancer Society PA Southeast Region Newsletter) – “Volunteer Spotlight” – GT Nguyen featured with photo in article about his volunteer activities with ACS. December. 9(4):3.
* 2006 Connections (American Cancer Society PA Southeast Region Newsletter) – “Cancer Control: Celebration on the Hill” – GT Nguyen featured with photo in article about the ACS Pennsylvania Southeast Region Asian American Advisory Work Group participation in the ACS Celebration on the Hill in Washington DC. December. 9(4):4.
* 2006 Connections (American Cancer Society PA Southeast Region Newsletter) – “Volunteer Awards Dinner” – GT Nguyen listed as recipient of the Rookie of the Year Award. December. 9(4):6.
* 2006 Ðài Việt Nam Hải Ngoại Vietnamese Public Radio – GT Nguyen’s article for the lay public about breast cancer is read on-air [in Vietnamese] by Ms. Trúc Nghiêm of Boat People S.O.S. Sunday July 30, 2006. Radio distribution 14 states, DC, and on Internet radio at www.radiohaingoai.org [Distribution areas Washington DC/MD/VA, Atlanta GA, Philadelphia PA/Camden NJ, Baton Rouge LA, Portland OR, Wichita KS, St. Louis MO, Tampa FL, Austin TX, Grand Rapids MI, Denver CO, Oklahoma City OK]. Accessed online 8/1/2006 http://www.vietnamradio.org/tuanroi/sos1.mp3
* 2007 Vietnam Public Radio – GT Nguyen taped interview from 01/25/2007 about cervical cancer and HPV vaccine. Aired May.
* 2007 On Call (An Online Magazine for Healthcare Professionals, published by BostonWorks and indexed in CINAHL.) – “In other words…Talking with Patients about Integrative Therapies” (8/21/2007) – GT Nguyen quoted in article by Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L. Available online at www.boston.com/jobs/healthcare/oncall/ and www.healthliteracy.com/article.asp?PageID=6424
* 2007 EPIC Center News (from the U. of Pennsylvania Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research) – GT Nguyen’s work featured in two articles: “EPIC Research Featured at Two AACR Conferences” and “EPIC Publications Update” (December, page 1)
* 2007 Simply Because. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Community Benefits Brochure – GTN’s community programs are described in a 2-page spread (p.38-40).
* 2008 Simply Because: a 2008 community benefit report. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine brochure about community outreach efforts. GTN photographed in report.
* 2008 Newswise Daily Wire (journalists’ source for knowledge-based news). “Philadelphia’s Leading Healthcare and Broadcast Institutions Unite to Help the Southeast Asian Community” (3/19/2008). GT Nguyen mentioned and quoted regarding Philadelphia New Routes to Community Health project. Full article available online at http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/538752/?sc=dwhp
* 2008 The Daily Pennsylvanian. “For immigrants, a plan for better health” by Emily Garrett (3/24/2008; vol. CXXIV, no. 35; p. 5). GT Nguyen mentioned and quoted in article about New Routes to Community Health project. Article also available online at http://media.www.dailypennsylvanian.com/media/storage/paper882/news/2008/03/24/News/For-Immigrants.A.Plan.For.Better.Health-3279543.shtml
* 2008 Philadelphia Business Journal. “Group helping with health of Southeast Asian immigrants” (3/26/2008). GT Nguyen’s New Routes to Community Health project described. Penn Family Medicine cited as lead partner. Article available online at http://philadelphia.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2008/03/24/daily20.html
* 2008 The Public Health Record (U. Penn CPHI Newsletter). GTN's work and Asian Health Initiatives featured. July 1(2):2.
* 2008 Asia Crossing Newsletter (Alzheimer’s Association of Delaware Valley). “Community Health Event” (10/20/2008). GT Nguyen named and shown in photograph taken at the MECO multicultural health fair for which he and Penn Asian Health Initiatives provided ethnic marketing support.
* 2009 Allentown Morning Call (newspaper). GTN quoted in "Officials may be teens' MySpace friends" by Veronica Torrejon (Jan 6, p. B1), last accessed online 1/22/09 at http://insight.vmsinfo.com/image_clipbook/show_article_specs.cfm?show=ocr&article_id=26763642&clip_site_id=3045&user_id=5665&txtimg_flag=0
* 2009 Nguoi Viet Daily News. "Cúm heo và cúm thường: Giống, nhưng 'rất khác'" by Ðinh Quang Anh Thái. This article is a transcript of an interview of GTN. Last accessed online 11/11/09 at http://www.nguoi-viet.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=103858&z=196 (Vietnamese American newspaper, circulation 17,400; daily readership 30,000+).
* 2009 Vien Dong Daily News. "Bac si Nguyen Truong Giang: 'Dung quen chich nuga cho tre em 11-12 tuoi' " GTN interviewed and quoted with photo in article about immunization of pre-teens. Available at www.viendongdaily.com Issue 4134
* 2010 The Public Health Record (U. Penn CPHI Newsletter). GTN's work on "Our Stories Our Health" and Asian Health Initiatives mentioned. Feb 3(1):2.
* 2010 Penn Medicine - magazine for Penn alumni and friends. "Fostering a Safe Haven." Article about LGBT environment at Penn. GTN quoted regarding seeing LGBT patients. 2010 22(2):3
* 2010 Audrey - The Asian American Women's Lifestyle Magazine. "Asian Women Don't Get Breast Cancer?". GTN quoted and pictured in photo. Online access 10/30/2010
* 2011 Simply Because: a 2011 community benefit report. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine brochure about community outreach efforts. GTN featured on booklet cover.
* 2011 Connections (American Cancer Society PA Southeast Region Newsletter) – “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the Asian Community” – GT Nguyen featured with photo in article about the educational program for Asian health care providers. March. 14(1):5.
* 2011 Daily Pennsylvanian "Penn Med offers increased focus on LGBT issues" by Eillie Anzilotti (4/20/2011). GTN quoted, and his work to educate Penn med students about LGBT issues is mentioned.
* 2011 Keystone Physician (Summer/Fall 2011). "CDC recognizes PAFP Foundation program". GTN shown in photo as part of article about the Pennsylvania Residency Program Collaborative (p. 18).
* 2011 Philadelphia Tribune. "Feds say men, boys need HPV vaccine: Studies show vaccination can help prevent more than just cervical cancer" by Zack Burgess. GTN quoted extensively (Oct 30).
* 2012 Simply Because: a 2012 community benefit report. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine brochure about community outreach efforts. GTN photographed for booklet cover, quoted in 2-page spread about the Penn Asian Health Initiatives.

Selected Publications

Nguyen GT, Shungu NP, Niederdeppe J, Barg FK, Holmes JH, Armstrong K, Hornik RC.: Cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior of older Vietnamese immigrants. J of Health Communication 15(7): 754-768, 11/Nov 2010 Notes: Trainee: NPS (med student).

Cronholm PF, Mao JJ, Nguyen GT, Paris RT: A dilemma in male engagement in preventive services: Adolescent males' knowledge and attitudes toward testicular cancer and testicular self-exam. American Journal of Men's Health 3(2): 134-140, 06/Jun 2009.

Nguyen GT, Ashfaq H, Pham T-VH.: Health information in Vietnamese American print media: Results of a content analysis. Am J of Health Promotion 25(2): 122-125, 11/Nov 2010 Notes: Trainees: HA (postbac student), TVHP (undergrad student).

Levy JD, Nguyen GT, Nguyen ET: Factors influencing the receipt of hepatitis B vaccination and screenings in Vietnamese Americans. J of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 21(3): 851-861, 08/Aug 2010 Notes: Trainee: JDL (MPH student).

Nguyen GT, Hsu L, Kue KN, Nguyen T, Yuen, EJ.: Partnering to collect health services and public health data in hard-to-reach communities: A community-based participatory research approach for collecting community health data. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 4(2): 115-20, 06/Summer 2010 Notes: Trainee: LH (MPH student).

Nguyen GT, Leader AL, Hung WL.: Awareness of anti-cancer vaccines among Asian American women with limited English proficiency: An opportunity for improved public health communication. J of Cancer Education 24(4): 280-283, 10/Oct 2009.

Nguyen GT, Wittink MN, Murray GF, Barg FK: More than just a communication medium: What older adults say about television and depression. Gerontologist 48(3): 300-10, 06/Jun 2008.

Nguyen GT, Barg FK, Armstrong K, Holmes JH, Hornik RC.: Cancer and communication in the health care setting: experiences of older Vietnamese immigrants, a qualitative study. Journal of General Internal Medicine 23(1): 45-50, 01/Jan 2008.

Nguyen GT, Bellamy SL: Cancer information seeking preferences and experiences: disparities between Asian Americans and Whites in the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). Journal of Health Communication 11 Suppl 1: 173-80, 2006.

Nguyen GT, Proctor SE, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Garrett DO, Jarvis WR.: Status of infection surveillance and control programs in the United States, 1992-1996. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. American Journal of Infection Control 28(6): 392-400, 12/Dec 2000.

Giarelli E, Bruner DW, Nguyen E, Basham S, Marathe P, Dao D, Huynh TN, Cappella, J, Nguyen GT.: Research participation among Asian American women at risk for cervical cancer: Exploratory pilot of barriers and enhancers. J of Immigrant and Minority Health 13(6): 1055-68, 04/Apr 2011 Notes: Trainees: EN (MPH student), SB/PM/DD/TNH (undergrad students).

Nguyen GT, Yuen EJ, Hsu L, Kue K, Nguyen T.: Surveying linguistically challenged Southeast Asian American populations: Use of a community-partnered methodology. J of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved 22: 1101-1114, 08/Aug 2011 Notes: Trainee: LH (MPH student).

Teitelman AM, Stringer M, Nguyen G, Hanlon AL, Averbuch T, Witkoski Stimpfel A.: Social cognitive and clinical factors associated with HPV vaccine initiation among urban, economically disadvantaged women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing 40(6): 691–701, 11/Nov 2011.

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