Staff: Jenn L. Nguyen, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Jenn L. Nguyen

Jenn L. Nguyen, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Former Fellow, Transitioned Outside of the Program

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Organization: Contact:
jenn.nguyen@nih.gov
240-276-6115

Jenn Nguyen, Ph.D., M.P.H., was a postdoctoral Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in the Health Behaviors Research Branch (HBRB). Dr. Nguyen's research focused on the intersection of health/eHealth literacy and cancer prevention and screening.

Dr. Nguyen has a broad background in public health, with specific training in qualitative research and methodology, survey research, and health disparities. She has experience writing grants, coordinating scientific conferences, and managing multiple research projects, including a landmark study of more than 10,000 prostate cancer survivors in Florida.

Dr. Nguyen earned a doctorate in public health from the University of Florida, a master's degree in public health from the University of South Florida, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Florida. She worked at the University of Florida as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research.

During her time with the Health Behaviors Research Branch, Dr. Nguyen worked on the sun safety agent-based modeling project, the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), and other projects in the Behavioral Research Program.

In August 2018, Dr. Nguyen became an assistant professor at Mercer University College of Pharmacy.


Current and/or past BRP mentors include Frank Perna and Richard Moser.


Research Interests

  • Health literacy
  • Health disparities
  • Behavioral oncology
  • Social media