Tung T. Nguyen, MD

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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

tung.nguyen@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 502-1539 (voice)
Box 0320, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0320

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Tobacco Control» Cancer Control

Research Summary

Dr. Tung Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and UCSF Professor of Clinical Medicine. He is the Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH), Co-Director of the Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Research Center (MERC), and Program Co-Leader of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Control Program. Dr. Nguyen is one of three Principal Investigators of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART), a national center funded by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to address cancer disparities through research, community involvement, and capacity building since 2000. A first generation Vietnamese American, Dr. Nguyen is the Director of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, a community-academic research unit working on Asian health issues since 1986. Dr. Nguyen’s research program aims to eliminate health disparities through the use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods. He has conducted research on health disparities among African Americans, Asian Americans (Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese), and Latino patients. Dr. Nguyen's work included interventions to reduce tobacco use, to increase the use of advance directives, and to promote breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening as well as hepatitis B testing. He is a member of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, where he provides primary care to a diverse patient population and teaches students, clinicians, and researchers. Dr. Nguyen has served as a Commissioner on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since 2011 and the Chair of the Commission since 2014.

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. Jih J, Le G, Woo K, Tsoh JY, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Burke A, Wong C, Chan E, Fung LC, Yu F, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. Educational Interventions to Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Older Chinese Americans: A Cluster-Randomized Trial. Am J Public Health. 2016 Mar 17; e1-e7.
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  2. Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Narine S, Gregorich S, Livaudais-Toman J, Nguyen T, Leykin Y, Small EJ. Knowledge and attitudes regarding clinical trials and willingness to participate among prostate cancer patients. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Oct 1.
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  3. Nguyen BH, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ. Effectiveness of Lay Health Worker Outreach in Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vietnamese Americans. Am J Public Health. 2015 Oct; 105(10):2083-9.
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  4. Tsoh JY, Burke NJ, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen A, Chan JL, Sun A, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT. A Social Network Family-Focused Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese American Male Smokers: A Feasibility Study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2015 Aug; 17(8):1029-38.
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  5. Bastani R, Glenn BA, Maxwell AE, Jo AM, Herrmann AK, Crespi CM, Wong WK, Chang LC, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT, Chen MS, Taylor VM. Cluster-Randomized Trial to Increase Hepatitis B Testing among Koreans in Los Angeles. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Sep; 24(9):1341-9.
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  6. Nguyen BH, Nguyen CP, McPhee SJ, Stewart SL, Bui-Tong N, Nguyen TT. Cognitive Interviews of Vietnamese Americans on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Health Educational Materials. Ecol Food Nutr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 54(5):455-69.
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  7. Wang J, Burke A, Tsoh JY, Le GM, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Chow E, Woo K, Nguyen TT. Engaging traditional medicine providers in colorectal cancer screening education in a chinese american community: a pilot study. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E217.
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  8. Nguyen TT. Cancer in asian american and pacific islander populations: linking research and policy to identify and reduce disparities. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Nov; 23(11):2206-7.
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  9. Mukhtar NA, Toy BC, Burman BE, Yu A, Chen AH, Berman P, Nguyen T, Chan D, Hammer H, McCulloch CE, Khalili M. Assessment of HBV preventive services in a medically underserved asian and pacific islander population using provider and patient data. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jan; 30(1):68-74.
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  10. Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Glenn BA, Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Burke NJ, Chen MS. Developing theoretically based and culturally appropriate interventions to promote hepatitis B testing in 4 Asian American populations, 2006-2011. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E72.
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  11. Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans. Prev Med. 2014 Aug; 65:1-6.
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  12. Tsang IK, Tsoh JY, Wong C, Le K, Cheng JW, Nguyen AN, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ. Understanding and use of nicotine replacement therapy and nonpharmacologic smoking cessation strategies among Chinese and Vietnamese smokers and their families. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014; 11:E26.
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  13. Wang J, Burke A, Tsoh JY, Le G, Wong C, Chow E, Fung LC, Nguyen TT. Exploring a Culturally Relevant Model of Cancer Prevention Involving Traditional Chinese Medicine Providers in a Chinese American Community. Eur J Integr Med. 2014 Feb 1; 6(1):21-28.
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  14. Joseph G, Nguyen K, Nguyen T, Stewart S, Davis S, Kevany S, Marquez T, Pasick R. Efficient identification of low-income Asian American women at high risk for hepatitis B. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 Nov; 24(4):1701-16.
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  15. Burman BE, Mukhtar NA, Toy BC, Nguyen TT, Chen AH, Yu A, Berman P, Hammer H, Chan D, McCulloch CE, Khalili M. Hepatitis B management in vulnerable populations: gaps in disease monitoring and opportunities for improved care. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Jan; 59(1):46-56.
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  16. Chen MS, Fang DM, Stewart SL, Ly MY, Lee S, Dang JH, Nguyen TT, Maxwell AE, Bowlus CL, Bastani R, Nguyen TT. Increasing hepatitis B screening for hmong adults: results from a randomized controlled community-based study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 May; 22(5):782-91.
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  17. Sarkar M, Stewart S, Yu A, Chen MS, Nguyen TT, Khalili M. Hepatocellular carcinoma screening practices and impact on survival among hepatitis B-infected Asian Americans. J Viral Hepat. 2012 Aug; 19(8):594-600.
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  18. Maxwell AE, Stewart SL, Glenn BA, Wong WK, Yasui Y, Chang LC, Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Chen MS, Bastani R. Theoretically informed correlates of hepatitis B knowledge among four Asian groups: the health behavior framework. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2012; 13(4):1687-92.
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  19. Braun KL, Nguyen TT, Tanjasiri SP, Campbell J, Heiney SP, Brandt HM, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS, Hargreaves M, Coe K, Ma GX, Kenerson D, Patel K, Tsark J, Hébert JR. Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles: assessment of the national cancer institute's community network programs. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102(6):1195-203.
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  20. Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Hoai Do H, Li L, Yasui Y. Lessons learned from the application of a Vietnamese surname list for survey research. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Apr; 13(2):345-51.
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