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Beyond Cancer Speaker Series: Tung Nguyen, MD | Community-Engaged and Patient Centered Cancer Control Research in Asian American Communities

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Dr. Tung Nguyen

In commemoration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, join the CFCCC and Cancer Control leadership team for a Beyond Cancer Speaking event featuring Dr. Tung Nguyen. Dr. Nguyen will share insights from his personal journey and discuss community-engaged, patient-centered cancer control research in Asian American communities.

Bio: Dr. Nguyen is Professor of Medicine at UCSF, where he provides primary care to a diverse patient population. His research focuses on achieving health equity using community-based participatory research (CBPR), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and other partnered methods. Dr. Nguyen has conducted intervention research using social networks, traditional media, and mobile applications with culturally and linguistically diverse populations on breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening, patient navigation, tobacco control, hepatitis B and C screening, nutrition and physical activity, and end-of-life care.

At UCSF, Dr. Nguyen is associate vice chancellor of research inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism (IDEA). At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Nguyen is associate director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and Co-Leader of the Cancer Control Research Program. He is a principal investigator of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and serves as co-chair on the national CTSA DEIA Enterprise Committee. Dr. Nguyen is a principal investigator of SFBUILD, an NIH-funded partnership between UCSF and San Francisco State University to promote biomedical research workforce diversity.

Dr. Nguyen is a bilingual first-generation Vietnamese American who founded the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH) and served as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He has founded two non-profit advocacy organizations, AAPI Victory Alliance and The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization (PIVOT).