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Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH

Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH Physician

Director of Penn Student Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health

Languages spoken:

  • Vietnamese

Dr. Nguyen is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Family Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 2003

Description of Clinical Expertise

Primary care medicine, Asian American health, preventive health, immunization, culturally competent care, LGBT health, colposcopy, electronic medical records (EPIC Hyperspace).

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Graduate School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Family Physicians, National American College Health Association, National American Medical Association, National American Public Health Association, National American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), National Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, International Ivy Plus Student Health Service Directors Network, National National Advisory Council, Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network (APINCSN), National North American Primary Care Research Group, International Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Family Physicians, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), National Student Health Services at Academic Medical Centers (SHSAAMc), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nguyen is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Asian immigrant and refugee health, public health communication, community-based participatory research/CBPR, cancer control, health disparities, HIV prevention, language access, health literacy, global health

Selected Publications:

Nguyen GT, Shungu NP, Niederdeppe J, Barg FK, Holmes JH, Armstrong K, Hornik RC.: Cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior of older Vietnamese immigrants J of Health Communication 15 (7): 754-768,2010.

Cronholm PF, Mao JJ, Nguyen GT, Paris RT: A dilemma in male engagement in preventive services: Adolescent males' knowledge and attitudes toward testicular cancer and testicular self-exam American Journal of Men's Health 3 (2): 134-140,2009.

Nguyen GT, Ashfaq H, Pham T-VH.: Health information in Vietnamese American print media: Results of a content analysis Am J of Health Promotion 25 (2): 122-125,2010.

Levy JD, Nguyen GT, Nguyen ET: Factors influencing the receipt of hepatitis B vaccination and screenings in Vietnamese Americans J of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 21 (3): 851-861,2010.

Nguyen GT, Hsu L, Kue KN, Nguyen T, Yuen, EJ.: Partnering to collect health services and public health data in hard-to-reach communities: A community-based participatory research approach for collecting community health data Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 4 (2): 115-20,2010.

Nguyen GT, Leader AL, Hung WL.: Awareness of anti-cancer vaccines among Asian American women with limited English proficiency: An opportunity for improved public health communication J of Cancer Education 24 (4): 280-283,2009.

Nguyen GT, Wittink MN, Murray GF, Barg FK: More than just a communication medium: What older adults say about television and depression Gerontologist 48 (3): 300-10,2008.

Nguyen GT, Barg FK, Armstrong K, Holmes JH, Hornik RC.: Cancer and communication in the health care setting: experiences of older Vietnamese immigrants, a qualitative study. Journal of General Internal Medicine 23 (1): 45-50,2008.

Nguyen GT, Bellamy SL: Cancer information seeking preferences and experiences: disparities between Asian Americans and Whites in the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) Journal of Health Communication 11 Suppl 1 : 173-80,2006.

Teitelman AM, Stringer M, Nguyen G, Hanlon AL, Averbuch T, Witkoski Stimpfel A.: Social cognitive and clinical factors associated with HPV vaccine initiation among urban, economically disadvantaged women Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing 40 (6): 691–701,2011.

Nguyen GT, Yuen EJ, Hsu L, Kue K, Nguyen T.: Surveying linguistically challenged Southeast Asian American populations: Use of a community-partnered methodology J of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved 22 : 1101-1114,2011.

Giarelli E, Bruner DW, Nguyen E, Basham S, Marathe P, Dao D, Huynh TN, Cappella, J, Nguyen GT.: Research participation among Asian American women at risk for cervical cancer: Exploratory pilot of barriers and enhancers J of Immigrant and Minority Health 13 (6): 1055-68,2011.

Nguyen GT, Proctor SE, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Garrett DO, Jarvis WR.: Status of infection surveillance and control programs in the United States, 1992-1996. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc American Journal of Infection Control 28 (6): 392-400,2000.

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