SPH welcomes Dr. Uyen-sa Nguyen


Published: September 10, 2019

By Sally Crocker

Nguyen FacultyphotoUyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen, DSc, MPH, joins the UNTHSC School of Public Health this fall as Associate Professor, Biostatistics & Epidemiology.

Dr. Nguyen holds a Doctor of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health, where she also completed her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and prior to joining UNTHSC, was a faculty member in the Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Over the years, Dr. Nguyen has taught courses in clinical epidemiology and population health for medical and dental students, and epidemiology and clinical research methods for surgical and research fellows. She has also supervised and mentored students in their CAPSTONE research projects.

Dr. Nguyen has experience conducting or collaborating on epidemiologic studies on topics ranging from perinatal to geriatric epidemiology, both within the U.S. and at international institutions.

Her current areas of research include examining pain, function and quality of life related to rheumatic diseases and the utilization of joint replacement. She also seeks to understand socioeconomic and racial disparities in chronic health conditions and healthcare utilization, and is interested in working with underrepresented populations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Dr. Nguyen’s research focus also involves the application of advanced research and analytic methods to assess and control for selection bias and confounding, including the use of marginal structural models for causal mediation analysis, simultaneous multiple data imputation and propensity methods.

She is a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Gerontological Society of America and the Society for Epidemiologic Research.

She has served as a volunteer for several professional societies, reviewing abstracts for annual scientific meetings and serving on various committees and subcommittees, including annual scientific meeting planning committees and committees for peer-reviewed journals.