Ruby Nguyen
Office Address:
Div. Epidemiology & Community Health
1300 S. 2nd Street
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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

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