Ruby H.N. Nguyen, PhD
My research focuses on maternal, child and family health; the effect of the environment on child development; domestic and sexual violence within families and communities; and Asian American health and wellbeing.
My current work focuses on a cohort study that examines the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals, specifically phthalates, in child development. I also research vulvodynia (chronic vulvar pain) and other chronic pain issues, particularly among women.
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 President’s Scholar Award for Community Engagement, Collegiate Recipient
- 2019 — University of Minnesota President’s Scholar Award for Community Engagement, Collegiate 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