Tran Huynh

Trân Huỳnh, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences


Outreach Director, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)


PhD, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2014
MPH, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2009
BS, Microbiology, University of Minnesota, 2006


My work centers around community-based participatory research and environmental and occupational health with the aim of reducing health disparities. I am a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) with experience helping immigrant-owned, under-resourced small businesses maintain safe work environments. I use both qualitative and quantitative research methods to document health disparities among vulnerable populations and enjoy working collaboratively with academics, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies on public policy and programs to remove structural barriers for immigrants to achieve their optimal health and well-being.


Occupational hygiene, community-based participatory research, exposure science, qualitative research methods, health disparities, public policy, immigrant health, precarious employment, vulnerable worker populations.

Awards and Recognition

  • Mentor Recognition Award, 2018
  • Delta Omega Society, Pi Chapter, 2014

Professional Associations

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • International Society of Exposure Science

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