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Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH

Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Vietnamese

Dr. Nguyen is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Giang T. Nguyen

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2015

Patient care exclusively at Penn's Student Health Service (for students of the University of Pennsylvania)

Clinical Specialties

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 2013

Insurance Accepted

  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid

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 (ACHA), National American Medical Association, National American Public Health Association, National Asian Health Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia, Local Consortium of Ivy Plus Student Health Service Directors, National Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, International Mid-Atlantic College Health Association (MACHA), Local Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Family Physicians, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition, Inc. (SEAMAAC), Local Student Health Services at Academic Medical Centers (SHSAAMc), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nguyen is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

Nguyen GT, Yehia BR: Documentation of sexual partner gender is low in electronic health records: Observations, predictors, and recommendations to improve population health management in primary care Population Health Management 18 (3): 217-22,2015.

Kim T, Nguyen ET, Yuen EJ, Nguyen T, Sorn R, Nguyen GT: Differential Role of Social Connectedness in Geriatric Depression among Southeast Asian Ethnic Groups Progress in Community Health Partnerships 9 (4): 483-93,2015.

LN Drinkard, A Halbritter, GT Nguyen, PL Sertich, M King, S Bowman, R Huxta, M Guagenti: Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Among Veterinary Medicine Students — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2015 MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 64 (28): 773,2015.

Le MN, Pan Z, Maglalang D, Barg FK, Bautista R, Nitta M, Butt F, Nguyen GT: Unmet Needs among AAPI Cancer Survivors J of Cancer Education 32 (2): 374–381,2017.

Nguyen GT, Margo KL: Male body image and weight-related disorders JAMA 313 (8): 856,2015.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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