- Postdoctoral, 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
ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
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.
NATURE OF RESEARCH
Dr. Connie Nguyen-Truong’s program of culturally diverse/ transcultural and multidisciplinary/ transdisciplinary research regards academic and community-engaged research justice through utilizing a health equity lens.
- The over-arching goal is to improve the health of communities of color, including immigrant and marginalized communities and sustainability of the cross-sector work. Dr. Nguyen-Truong conducts research with cultural community leaders and researchers in academia as partners because this is an excellent approach to addressing community health problems of significance and community identified needs for greater impact.
- An additional goal includes building team capacity and enhancing learning experiences of graduate and undergraduate students with Dr. Nguyen-Truong and cultural community leaders by providing diverse and inclusive research and scholarship collaboration opportunities nested in academic-cultural community spaces.
- Another goal is facilitating a culturally safe and brave space for engagement and sustainability that considers historical trauma such as diaspora–having to leave the homeland and struggles faced by communities. Another goal is action-oriented where my research influences legislative directions and policies. Dr. Nguyen-Truong’s work draws on tenets of community-based participatory/ community-engaged research and funded as a part of my multiple grants.