Ruby H.N. Nguyen, PhD
Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teaching Professor and Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University
MHS, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University
BA, Microbiology, University of Minnesota
My research focuses on maternal, child and family health; the effect of the environment on child development; and domestic and sexual violence within families and communities.
My current work focuses on a cohort study that examines the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals, specifically phthalates, in child development. I am also involved in work related to vulvodynia and chronic pain.
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology; Women's Health; Chronic Conditions; Environmental Exposures; Undergraduate Public Health Education.
Awards and Recognition
- 2022 — Horace T. Morse-University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education
- 2020 — Harry Lando Faculty Award
- 2020 — University of Minnesota Community-Engaged Scholar Award
- 2019 — UMN President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award, Collegiate/Campus-Wide Recipient
- 2018-2021 — UMN University and Faculty Senator
- 2018 — Leonard Schuman Excellence in Teaching Award
- 2015 — Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, Faculty Inductee
- 2010 — National Vulvodynia Association Marinoff Career Award