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Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Huong Q, Nguyen, PhD, RN
Associate Professor

Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Box 357266
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7266

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Research: Dr. Nguyen is trained in bio-behavioral nursing research in chronically ill adults and older adults, applied informatics, and behavioral epidemiology. Her program of research is broadly focused on 1) developing and testing technology-supported interventions for self-management and physical activity in older adults with chronic conditions; 2) measurement of free-living ambulatory physical activity; and 3) understanding genetic, physiological, psychosocial and ecological determinants of successful self-management and behavior change.
Teaching: Dr. Nguyen teaches a class focused on patient-centered technologies (NMETH526) in the masters CIPCT program and N401, Care in Illness I. She has also taught classes or provided guest lectures on nursing research, role transitions, dyspnea management, respiratory changes with aging, and electronic personal health records.
Service: Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Thoracic Society Nursing Assembly program and planning committees. She serves on the executive board and is the Grants Committee co-chair for the Firland Foundation. She reviews regularly for journals such as: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, International Journal of COPD, Patient Education and Counseling, and Health Education Research. She previously served on the American Nurses Foundation, Nursing Research Grant Committee and has provided ad hoc grant reviews for NIH, AHRQ, and other national and international research funding bodies.
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