Tung Nguyen, MD

Professor
Medicine
+1 415 514-8659

Dr. Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A general internist with a large panel of Asian American patients, Dr. Nguyen teaches medical students and residents about medicine, health disparities, and community-based participatory research (CBPR). He has conducted CBPR and intervention research with Asian American populations including Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans on cancer control, tobacco control, hepatitis B and C screening, nutrition and physical activity, and end-of-life care.

Dr. Nguyen is Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH; www.asianarch.org), which has over 40 individual and organizational members dedicated to improving the health of Asian Americans. He is also Co-Director of the UCSF Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Center (MERC; http://dgim.ucsf.edu/diversity/), UCSF Dean’s Diversity Leader (http://medschool.ucsf.edu/deans-diversity-leaders) and formerly a Principal Investigator of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART; http://www.aancart.org/), a National Center funded by the National Cancer Institute to address cancer disparities from 2000 to 2016. Through these roles, Dr. Nguyen has addressed health disparities through research, training, and community outreach.

At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Nguyen is Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program (http://cancer.ucsf.edu/research/programs/cancer-control/) and a Steering Committee member of the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF-CAN; http://www.sfcancer.org/), an innovative effort to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality across an entire city. I lead the SF-CAN’s Liver Cancer Task Force (http://www.sfcancer.org/liver-cancer).

Dr. Nguyen served as a Commissioner on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2011 to 2014 and as the Chair of the Commission from 2014 to 2017.

Publications: 

A physician-initiated intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening in Chinese patients.

Cancer

Sun A, Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Cheng J, Chow EA, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT

Colorectal cancer beliefs, knowledge, and screening among Filipino, Hmong, and Korean Americans.

Cancer

Tran MT, Jeong MB, Nguyen VV, Sharp MT, Yu EP, Yu F, Tong EK, Kagawa-Singer M, Cuaresma CF, Sy AU, Tsoh JY, Gildengorin GL, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT

Results of a lay health education intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among Filipino Americans: A cluster randomized controlled trial.

Cancer

Cuaresma CF, Sy AU, Nguyen TT, Ho RCS, Gildengorin GL, Tsoh JY, Jo AM, Tong EK, Kagawa-Singer M, Stewart SL

Chronic disease burden predicts food insecurity among older adults.

Public health nutrition

Jih J, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Seligman HK, Boscardin WJ, Nguyen TT, Ritchie CS

The Role of Physician Recommendation in Colorectal Cancer Screening Receipt Among Immigrant Chinese Americans.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Jih J, Nguyen MP, Ly I, Tsoh JY, Le GM, Woo K, Chan E, Gildengorin G, Stewart SL, Burke A, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT

Preferences for Depression Help-Seeking Among Vietnamese American Adults.

Community mental health journal

Kim-Mozeleski JE, Tsoh JY, Gildengorin G, Cao LH, Ho T, Kohli S, Lam H, Wong C, Stewart S, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT

Factors Associated with Hepatitis B Knowledge Among Vietnamese Americans: A Population-Based Survey.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Chu JN, Le PV, Kennedy CJ, McPhee SJ, Wong C, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT

Provider, Patient, and Practice Factors Shape Hepatitis B Prevention and Management by Primary Care Providers.

Journal of clinical gastroenterology

Mukhtar NA, Kathpalia P, Hilton JF, Lau G, Yu A, Grumbach K, Nguyen TT, Chan D, Khalili M

Lay health educators and print materials for the promotion of colorectal cancer screening among Korean Americans: A randomized comparative effectiveness study.

Cancer

Jo AM, Nguyen TT, Stewart S, Sung MJ, Gildengorin G, Tsoh JY, Tong EK, Lo P, Cuaresma C, Sy A, Lam H, Wong C, Jeong M, Chen MS, Kagawa-Singer M

Colorectal Cancer Screening and Chinese Americans: Efficacy of Lay Health Worker Outreach and Print Materials.

American journal of preventive medicine

Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Woo K, Stewart SL, Le GM, Burke A, Gildengorin G, Pasick RJ, Wang J, Chan E, Fung LC, Jih J, McPhee SJ

Racial/ethnic disparities in hepatocellular carcinoma treatment and survival in California, 1988-2012.

World journal of gastroenterology

Stewart SL, Kwong SL, Bowlus CL, Nguyen TT, Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Chak EW, Chen MS

Lay health educators increase colorectal cancer screening among Hmong Americans: A cluster randomized controlled trial.

Cancer

Tong EK, Nguyen TT, Lo P, Stewart SL, Gildengorin GL, Tsoh JY, Jo AM, Kagawa-Singer ML, Sy AU, Cuaresma C, Lam HT, Wong C, Tran MT, Chen MS

Healthcare Communication Barriers and Self-Rated Health in Older Chinese American Immigrants.

Journal of community health

Tsoh JY, Sentell T, Gildengorin G, Le GM, Chan E, Fung LC, Pasick RJ, Stewart S, Wong C, Woo K, Burke A, Wang J, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT

Educational Interventions to Promote Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Older Chinese Americans: A Cluster-Randomized Trial.

American journal of public health

Jih J, Le G, Woo K, Tsoh JY, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Burke A, Wong C, Chan E, Fung LC, Yu F, Pasick R, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT

Suffering in Silence: Impact of Tobacco Use on Communication Dynamics Within Vietnamese and Chinese Immigrant Families.

Journal of family nursing

Petersen AB, Tsoh JY, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ

Knowledge and attitudes regarding clinical trials and willingness to participate among prostate cancer patients.

Contemporary clinical trials

Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Narine S, Gregorich S, Livaudais-Toman J, Nguyen T, Leykin Y, Roach M, Small EJ

Effectiveness of Lay Health Worker Outreach in Reducing Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening in Vietnamese Americans.

American journal of public health

Nguyen BH, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ

A Social Network Family-Focused Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Chinese and Vietnamese American Male Smokers: A Feasibility Study.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Tsoh JY, Burke NJ, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Le K, Nguyen A, Chan JL, Sun A, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT

Cluster-Randomized Trial to Increase Hepatitis B Testing among Koreans in Los Angeles.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Bastani R, Glenn BA, Maxwell AE, Jo AM, Herrmann AK, Crespi CM, Wong WK, Chang LC, Stewart SL, Nguyen TT, Chen MS, Taylor VM

Cognitive Interviews of Vietnamese Americans on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Health Educational Materials.

Ecology of food and nutrition

Nguyen BH, Nguyen CP, McPhee SJ, Stewart SL, Bui-Tong N, Nguyen TT

Engaging traditional medicine providers in colorectal cancer screening education in a chinese american community: a pilot study.

Preventing chronic disease

Wang J, Burke A, Tsoh JY, Le GM, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Wong C, Chow E, Woo K, Nguyen TT

Cancer in Asian American and Pacific Islander populations: linking research and policy to identify and reduce disparities.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Nguyen TT

Assessment of HBV preventive services in a medically underserved Asian and Pacific Islander population using provider and patient data.

Journal of general internal medicine

Mukhtar NA, Toy BC, Burman BE, Yu A, Chen AH, Berman P, Nguyen T, Chan D, Hammer H, McCulloch CE, Khalili M

Developing theoretically based and culturally appropriate interventions to promote hepatitis B testing in 4 Asian American populations, 2006-2011.

Preventing chronic disease

Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Glenn BA, Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Burke NJ, Chen MS

Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans.

Preventive medicine

Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM

Understanding and use of nicotine replacement therapy and nonpharmacologic smoking cessation strategies among Chinese and Vietnamese smokers and their families.

Preventing chronic disease

Tsang IK, Tsoh JY, Wong C, Le K, Cheng JW, Nguyen AN, Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ

Exploring a Culturally Relevant Model of Cancer Prevention Involving Traditional Chinese Medicine Providers in a Chinese American Community.

European journal of integrative medicine

Wang J, Burke A, Tsoh JY, Le G, Wong C, Chow E, Fung LC, Nguyen TT

Efficient identification of low-income Asian American women at high risk for hepatitis B.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Joseph G, Nguyen K, Nguyen T, Stewart S, Davis S, Kevany S, Marquez T, Pasick R

Hepatitis B management in vulnerable populations: gaps in disease monitoring and opportunities for improved care.

Digestive diseases and sciences

Burman BE, Mukhtar NA, Toy BC, Nguyen TT, Chen AH, Yu A, Berman P, Hammer H, Chan D, McCulloch CE, Khalili M

Increasing hepatitis B screening for hmong adults: results from a randomized controlled community-based study.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Chen MS, Fang DM, Stewart SL, Ly MY, Lee S, Dang JH, Nguyen TT, Maxwell AE, Bowlus CL, Bastani R, Nguyen TT

Hepatocellular carcinoma screening practices and impact on survival among hepatitis B-infected Asian Americans.

Journal of viral hepatitis

Sarkar M, Stewart S, Yu A, Chen MS, Nguyen TT, Khalili M

Theoretically informed correlates of hepatitis B knowledge among four Asian groups: the health behavior framework.

Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP

Maxwell AE, Stewart SL, Glenn BA, Wong WK, Yasui Y, Chang LC, Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Chen MS, Bastani R

Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles: assessment of the national cancer institute's community network programs.

American journal of public health

Braun KL, Nguyen TT, Tanjasiri SP, Campbell J, Heiney SP, Brandt HM, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS, Hargreaves M, Coe K, Ma GX, Kenerson D, Patel K, Tsark J, Hébert JR

Lessons learned from the application of a Vietnamese surname list for survey research.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Hoai Do H, Li L, Yasui Y

Hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma screening among Asian Americans: survey of safety net healthcare providers.

Digestive diseases and sciences

Khalili M, Guy J, Yu A, Li A, Diamond-Smith N, Stewart S, Chen M, Nguyen T

Evaluation of a cervical cancer control intervention using lay health workers for Vietnamese American women.

American journal of public health

Taylor VM, Jackson JC, Yasui Y, Nguyen TT, Woodall E, Acorda E, Li L, Ramsey S

Healthy colon, healthy life: a novel colorectal cancer screening intervention.

American journal of preventive medicine

Walsh JM, Salazar R, Nguyen TT, Kaplan C, Nguyen LK, Hwang J, McPhee SJ, Pasick RJ

Smoking prevalence and factors associated with smoking status among Vietnamese in California.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Tong EK, Gildengorin G, Nguyen T, Tsoh J, Modayil M, Wong C, McPhee SJ

Factors associated with hepatitis B testing among Vietnamese Americans.

Journal of general internal medicine

Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Stewart S, Gildengorin G, Zhang L, Wong C, Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Taylor VM, Chen MS

Decreases in smoking prevalence in Asian communities served by the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) project.

American journal of public health

Liao Y, Tsoh JY, Chen R, Foo MA, Garvin CC, Grigg-Saito D, Liang S, McPhee S, Nguyen TT, Tran JH, Giles WH

A pilot study of lay health worker outreach and colorectal cancer screening among Chinese Americans.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Nguyen TT, Love MB, Liang C, Fung LC, Nguyen T, Wong C, Gildengorin G, Woo K

Pap smear receipt among Vietnamese immigrants: the importance of health care factors.

Ethnicity & health

Taylor VM, Yasui Y, Nguyen TT, Woodall E, Do HH, Acorda E, Li L, Choe J, Jackson JC

Constructing a theoretically based set of measures for liver cancer control research studies.

Preventive medicine

Maxwell AE, Bastani R, Chen MS, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Taylor VM

Breast cancer screening among Vietnamese Americans: a randomized controlled trial of lay health worker outreach.

American journal of preventive medicine

Nguyen TT, Le G, Nguyen T, Le K, Lai K, Gildengorin G, Tsoh J, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ

Integrating theory into community interventions to reduce liver cancer disparities: The Health Behavior Framework.

Preventive medicine

Bastani R, Glenn BA, Taylor VM, Chen MS, Nguyen TT, Stewart SL, Maxwell AE

Hepatitis B testing and vaccination among Vietnamese- and Cambodian-Americans.

Journal of community health

Grytdal SP, Liao Y, Chen R, Garvin CC, Grigg-Saito D, Kagawa-Singer M, Liang S, McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT, Tran JH, Gallagher KM

Cardiovascular risk factors and knowledge of symptoms among Vietnamese Americans.

Journal of general internal medicine

Nguyen TT, Liao Y, Gildengorin G, Tsoh J, Bui-Tong N, McPhee SJ

Cervical cancer control research in Vietnamese American communities.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Taylor VM, Nguyen TT, Jackson JC, McPhee SJ

Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates among Vietnamese, Asian, and non-Hispanic white Americans.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Daniels NA, Gildengorin G, Nguyen TT, Liao Y, Luong TN, McPhee SJ

Smoking behaviors among immigrant Asian Americans: rules for smoke-free homes.

American journal of preventive medicine

Tong EK, Nguyen TT, Vittinghoff E, Pérez-Stable EJ

Longitudinal study of smoking progression in Chinese and Vietnamese American adolescents.

Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP

Kaplan CP, Nguyen TT, Weinberg V

Psychographic segments based on attitudes about smoking and lifestyle among Vietnamese-American adolescents.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Ling PM, Neilands TB, Nguyen TT, Kaplan CP

Factors influencing physicians' screening behavior for liver cancer among high-risk patients.

Journal of general internal medicine

Nguyen TT, Gildengorin G, Truong A, McPhee SJ

Effective lay health worker outreach and media-based education for promoting cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women.

American journal of public health

Mock J, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Wong C, Doan H, Lai KQ, Nguyen KH, Nguyen TT, Bui-Tong N

Ethnicity, language, specialty care, and quality of diabetes care.

Ethnicity & disease

Nguyen TT, Daniels NA, Gildengorin GL, Pérez-Stable EJ

Hepatitis B awareness, knowledge, and screening among Asian Americans.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Nguyen TT, Taylor V, Chen MS, Bastani R, Maxwell AE, McPhee SJ

Provider knowledge and practice regarding hepatitis B screening in Chinese-speaking patients.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Lai CJ, Nguyen TT, Hwang J, Stewart SL, Kwan A, McPhee SJ

Smoking susceptibility and attitudes toward smoking among Chinese and Vietnamese American adolescents.

Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse

Nguyen TT, Gildengorin G, Gregorich SE, McPhee SJ, Kaplan CP

Papanicolaou testing among Vietnamese Americans: results of a multifaceted intervention.

American journal of preventive medicine

Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Gildengorin G, Nguyen T, Wong C, Lai KQ, Lam H, Mock J, Luong TN, Bui-Tong N, Ha-Iaconis T

Community-based participatory research increases cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese-Americans.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Bui-Tong N, Luong TN, Ha-Iaconis T, Nguyen T, Wong C, Lai KQ, Lam H

Participation of Asian-American women in cancer treatment research: a pilot study.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs

Nguyen TT, Somkin CP, Ma Y, Fung LC, Nguyen T

The effect of access and satisfaction on regular mammogram and Papanicolaou test screening in a multiethnic population.

Medical care

Somkin CP, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Stewart S, Shema SJ, Nguyen B, Pasick R

Human papillomavirus and abnormal Pap test results in Vietnamese-American women: a pilot case-control study.

Journal of lower genital tract disease

Vo PD, Nguyen TT, Nguyen P, Hilton JF, Palefsky JM, Ma Y, McPhee SJ

Adult immunization in university-based primary care and specialty practices.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Daniels NA, Nguyen TT, Gildengorin G, Pérez-Stable EJ

Health-compromising behaviors among Vietnamese adolescents: the role of education and extracurricular activities.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Kaplan CP, Zabkiewicz D, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Gregorich SE, Disogra C, Hilton JF, Jenkins C

Patient-provider communication in cancer screening.

Journal of general internal medicine

Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ

Validation of recall of breast and cervical cancer screening by women in an ethnically diverse population.

Preventive medicine

McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT, Shema SJ, Nguyen B, Somkin C, Vo P, Pasick R

Predictors of cervical Pap smear screening awareness, intention, and receipt among Vietnamese-American women.

American journal of preventive medicine

Nguyen TT, McPhee SJ, Nguyen T, Lam T, Mock J

Cancer, Cancer Risk Factors, and Community-Based Cancer Control Trials in Vietnamese Americans.

Asian American and Pacific Islander journal of health

McPhee SJ, Nguyen TT