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Dr. Connie Nguyen-Truong's Research Site

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, ANEF

Associate Professor, College of Nursing in Vancouver
Affiliate Faculty in Research, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
OFFICE PHONE: 360-546-9395 (forwards to cell phone)
LOCATION: 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686 

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, ANEF, is a tenured Associate Professor at Washington State University College of Nursing and Affiliate Faculty at WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and recognized as an Inclusive Excellence Scholar in Residence. Dr. Nguyen-Truong is a Fellow of the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education and a Senior Fellow of the Coalition of Communities of Color Leaders Bridges – Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute. She holds a PhD in Nursing in cancer health disparities, health inequities, and education from Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing and completed an invited Postdoctoral fellowship in the Research in Individual and Family Symptom Management Program at the same institution. Dr. Nguyen-Truong is an elected Board Advisor on the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Pacific Islander & Asian Family Center Advisory Board. She has 20 years of combined nursing expertise as a nurse scientist, educator, population/community health nursing, and intermediate and progressive care clinical nursing.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Research in Individual and Family Symptom Management, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Portland, OR
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Research in Cancer Health Disparities, and a Minor in Education, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Portland, OR
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Portland, OR

Senior Fellow, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Asian Family Center in partnership with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Portland, OR. Statewide Collective Movement on Equity, Empowerment, and Public Advocacy to Respond to Pervasive Racial/Ethnic Inequities.

National Center for Biotechnology Information: My Bibliography

Her program of culturally diverse and transdisciplinary/multi-sectoral research regards academic and community-engaged research justice.

The following scholarly lines of inquiry is under the umbrella of Health Equity and Anti-Racism: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice.

  1. Inclusive excellence in advocacy and action-oriented coalitions – culturally specific, disaggregated data.
  2. Inclusive excellence of Micronesian Islanders – advocacy and system changes in health and education and addressing childhood inequity through uplifting parenting and disability justice leadership.
  3. Inclusive excellence in community-based smart health technology adoption and data – addressing bias in artificial intelligence through diversity and nurses and community health workers in the smart health system.

Dr. Nguyen-Truong is the Director and Founder of the Culturally Safe Didactic Dialogue Circles Program and a Director and Co-Founder of the Health and Education Program for Micronesian Islanders that is funded in part by her research grants. Her work with community and academic partners has been published and featured in Special Issues or as Front Journal Covers including Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, Journal of Cancer Education, Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Oncology Nursing Forum, and Progress in Community Health Partnerships. Her work with community and academic partners has also been featured in major interviews/coverage including the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of the American Public Health Association, and Transcultural Nursing Society.