Associate Professor, College of Nursing in Vancouver
Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong is a Fellow of the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, 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 Council Board Advisor on the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Pacific Islander & Asian Family Center Advisory Council Board, an appointed Board Director of Sigma Delta Chi Chapter-At-Large Board and Governance Committee, and member of the Asian American/ Pacific Islander Nurses Association – affiliated with the National Ethnic Minority Nurses Association. She has 20 years of combined nursing expertise as a nurse scientist, educator, population/community health nursing, and intermediate and progressive care clinical nursing. 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, Anti-Racism, and Community-Based Participatory Research and Community-Engaged Research: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice.
1) Advocacy and action-oriented coalitions – culturally specific, disaggregated data and community organizing with diverse communities including immigrants and marginalized communities for health promotion across the lifespan.
2) Micronesian Islanders – advocacy and system changes in health and education and addressing childhood inequity through uplifting parenting and disability justice leadership.
3) 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.
- 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
COALITION OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR LEADERS BRIDGE – 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.