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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Family Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 2003

Description of Clinical Expertise

Primary care medicine, college health, LGBT health, Asian American health, preventive care, quality improvement, diversity/inclusion and culturally competent care, colposcopy, electronic medical records.

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 Association for Cancer Research, National American College Health Association (ACHA), National American Medical Association, National American Medical Student Association, National American Medical Student Association, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School chapter, Local American Pain Society, National American Public Health Association, National American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), National Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, National Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in Medicine at RWJMS, Local Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, International Greater Philadelphia Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program, Local Ivy Plus Student Health Service Directors Network, National Mid-Atlantic College Health Association (MACHA), Local National Advisory Council, Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network (APINCSN), National National Association of Asian American Professionals, 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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

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: 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: 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: 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: Unmet Needs among AAPI Cancer Survivors J of Cancer Education : 2015.

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

Nguyen GT, Yuen EJ, Hsu L, Kue K: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior of older Vietnamese immigrants J of Health Communication 15 (7): 754-768,2010.

Levy JD, Nguyen GT: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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