Ruby Nguyen
Office Address:
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health
West Bank Office Bldg (WBOB)
1300 S. 2nd Street
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Ruby H.N. Nguyen, PhD

Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teaching Professor and Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health

Education

PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University
MHS, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University
BA, Microbiology, University of Minnesota

Summary

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.

Expertise

Asian American health, 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 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

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