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Biomedical Data Science

Minh Nguyen

I am a first-generation immigrant from Vietnam. During my free time, I enjoy eating Vietnamese food, doing outdoor activities, and hanging out with family and friends. I am a 4th-year Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Informatics Program of the Biomedical Data Science Department with a minor in Management of Science and Engineering. I am a recipient of the National Library of Medicine training grant. My education in the US started at a community college, then moved to San Francisco State University for a BS in Nursing, and then across the Bay for an MA in Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. I am fascinated by statistics, and I enjoy doing interdisciplinary research very much. My research interests include developing statistical approaches and causal inference methods for clinical data to better understand medical decisions on patient health outcomes, to improve healthcare delivery, and to build a learning health system. Outside of research, I love working per-diem as a registered nurse at the University of California, San Francisco where I started my career in nursing prior to returning to graduate school.  As a nurse and patient advocate, I see healthcare delivery from different perspectives, including the physicians’ and the patients’, and I see the goal of the overall hospital operation. This experience has motivated me to carefully consider the practicality and impact of my research projects.