University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Tung T. Nguyen, MD

Tung T. Nguyen, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF; Co-Leader, Cancer Control Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stephen J. McPhee MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Research Summary

Dr. Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A general internist with a panel of diverse patients, Dr. Nguyen teaches medical students and residents about medicine, health disparities, and community-based participatory research (CBPR). He has conducted CBPR and intervention research with Asian American populations including Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans on cancer control, tobacco control, hepatitis B and C screening, nutrition and physical activity, and end-of-life care.

Dr. Nguyen is Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH; www.asianarch.org), which has over 40 individual and organizational members dedicated to improving the health of Asian Americans. He is also UCSF Dean’s Diversity Leader (http://medschool.ucsf.edu/deans-diversity-leaders) and formerly a Principal Investigator of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART; http://www.aancart.org/), a National Center funded by the National Cancer Institute to address cancer disparities from 2000 to 2016. Through these roles, Dr. Nguyen has addressed health disparities through research, training, and community outreach.

At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Nguyen is Leader of the Cancer Control Program (http://cancer.ucsf.edu/research/programs/cancer-control/) and a Steering Committee member of the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF-CAN; http://www.sfcancer.org/), an innovative effort to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality across an entire city.

Dr. Nguyen served as a Commissioner on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2011 to 2014 and as the Chair of the Commission from 2014 to 2017.

Education

Harvard University, B.A., 1986, Philosophy
Stanford University, M.D., 1991, Medicine
Stanford University, 1990, Health Services Research
University California, San Francisco, 1994, Residency, Medicine


Professional Experience

  • 1994-1997
    Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
  • 1997-2003
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2003-2009
    Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2009-present
    Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 2009
    University Community Partnership Research Award, UCSF

Selected Publications

  1. Chu JN, Stewart SL, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Lam H, McPhee SJ, Chen MS, Bastani R, Maxwell AE, Taylor VM, Nguyen TT. Effect of a media intervention on hepatitis B screening among Vietnamese Americans. Ethn Health. 2019 Oct 14; 1-14.
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  2. Wallerstein N, Muhammad M, Sanchez-Youngman S, Rodriguez Espinosa P, Avila M, Baker EA, Barnett S, Belone L, Golub M, Lucero J, Mahdi I, Noyes E, Nguyen T, Roubideaux Y, Sigo R, Duran B. Power Dynamics in Community-Based Participatory Research: A Multiple-Case Study Analysis of Partnering Contexts, Histories, and Practices. Health Educ Behav. 2019 Oct; 46(1_suppl):19S-32S.
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  3. Burke NJ, Phung K, Yu F, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen I, Nguyen L, Guan A, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY. Unpacking the 'black box' of lay health worker processes in a US-based intervention. Health Promot Int. 2019 Jan 31.
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  4. Tan JYR, Nguyen TT, Tabrisky A, Siedle-Khan R, Napoles AM. Mobile Technology for Healthy Aging Among Older HIV-Positive Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: Qualitative Study. JMIR Aging. 2018 Dec 10; 1(2):e11723.
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  5. Jih J, Nguyen MP, Ly I, Tsoh JY, Le GM, Woo K, Chan E, Gildengorin G, Stewart SL, Burke A, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. The Role of Physician Recommendation in Colorectal Cancer Screening Receipt Among Immigrant Chinese Americans. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Dec; 20(6):1483-1489.
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  6. Tsoh JY, Quach T, Duong TB, Sa Nan Park E, Wong C, Huang SM, Nguyen TT. Interactive Mobile Doctor (iMD) to Promote Patient-Provider Discussion on Tobacco Use among Asian American Patients in Primary Care: A Pilot Study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2018 Nov-Dec; 31(6):869-880.
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  7. Oetzel JG, Wallerstein N, Duran B, Sanchez-Youngman S, Nguyen T, Woo K, Wang J, Schulz A, Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula J, Israel B, Alegria M. Impact of Participatory Health Research: A Test of the Community-Based Participatory Research Conceptual Model. Biomed Res Int. 2018; 2018:7281405.
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  8. Sun A, Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Cheng J, Chow EA, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT. A physician-initiated intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening in Chinese patients. Cancer. 2018 04 01; 124 Suppl 7:1568-1575.
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  9. Tran MT, Jeong MB, Nguyen VV, Sharp MT, Yu EP, Yu F, Tong EK, Kagawa-Singer M, Cuaresma CF, Sy AU, Tsoh JY, Gildengorin GL, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT. Colorectal cancer beliefs, knowledge, and screening among Filipino, Hmong, and Korean Americans. Cancer. 2018 04 01; 124 Suppl 7:1552-1559.
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  10. Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Sy AU, Stewart SL, Gildengorin GL, Nguyen TT. Knowledge of colorectal cancer screening guidelines and intention to obtain screening among nonadherent Filipino, Hmong, and Korean Americans. Cancer. 2018 04 01; 124 Suppl 7:1560-1567.
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  11. Cuaresma CF, Sy AU, Nguyen TT, Ho RCS, Gildengorin GL, Tsoh JY, Jo AM, Tong EK, Kagawa-Singer M, Stewart SL. Results of a lay health education intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among Filipino Americans: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Cancer. 2018 04 01; 124 Suppl 7:1535-1542.
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  12. Chen MS, Chow EA, Nguyen TT. The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART)'s contributions toward reducing Asian American cancer health disparities, 2000-2017. Cancer. 2018 04 01; 124 Suppl 7:1527-1534.
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  13. Jih J, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Seligman HK, Boscardin WJ, Nguyen TT, Ritchie CS. Chronic disease burden predicts food insecurity among older adults. Public Health Nutr. 2018 06; 21(9):1737-1742.
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  14. Jih J, La Chica T, Antonio LM, Villero OO, Roque MN, Domingo JR, Landicho JF, Napoles AM, Kaplan CP, Nguyen TT. Application of Photovoice with Focus Groups to Explore Dietary Behaviors of Older Filipino Adults with Cardiovascular Disease. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2018; 11(2):133-149.
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  15. Hiatt RA, Sibley A, Fejerman L, Glantz S, Nguyen T, Pasick R, Palmer N, Perkins A, Potter MB, Somsouk M, Vargas RA, van 't Veer LJ, Ashworth A. The San Francisco Cancer Initiative: A Community Effort To Reduce The Population Burden Of Cancer. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 01; 37(1):54-61.
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  16. Kim-Mozeleski JE, Tsoh JY, Gildengorin G, Cao LH, Ho T, Kohli S, Lam H, Wong C, Stewart S, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Preferences for Depression Help-Seeking Among Vietnamese American Adults. Community Ment Health J. 2018 08; 54(6):748-756.
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  17. Chu JN, Le PV, Kennedy CJ, McPhee SJ, Wong C, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT. Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Knowledge Among Vietnamese Americans: A Population-Based Survey. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 08; 19(4):801-808.
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  18. Mukhtar NA, Kathpalia P, Hilton JF, Lau G, Yu A, Grumbach K, Nguyen TT, Chan D, Khalili M. Provider, Patient, and Practice Factors Shape Hepatitis B Prevention and Management by Primary Care Providers. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Aug; 51(7):626-631.
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  19. Ta Park VM, Goyal D, Nguyen T, Lien H, Rosidi D. Postpartum Traditions, Mental Health, and Help-Seeking Considerations Among Vietnamese American Women: a Mixed-Methods Pilot Study. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2017 Jul; 44(3):428-441.
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  20. Jo AM, Nguyen TT, Stewart S, Sung MJ, Gildengorin G, Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Lo P, Cuaresma C, Sy A, Lam H, Wong C, Jeong M, Chen MS, Kagawa-Singer M. Lay health educators and print materials for the promotion of colorectal cancer screening among Korean Americans: A randomized comparative effectiveness study. Cancer. 2017 Jul 15; 123(14):2705-2715.
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