Anh P. Nguyen, PhD

Scientific Research Associate

Anh P. Nguyen, PhD, is a Scientific Research Associate at the Institute for Health Research. His research focuses on health and health disparities, social determinants of health, and the well-being of vulnerable populations, such as socioeconomically disadvantaged, criminal justice involved, and substance use affected individuals.

Dr. Nguyen completed his doctoral training in Sociology at the University of Michigan. He has conducted research on the family consequences of prescription opioid access, overdose mortality among criminal justice populations, and the effects of imprisonment on violence in the community. He is currently leading research to assess racial/ethnic and gender health and health disparities among opioid exposed populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Selected Research:

  • Evaluating Health and Healthcare Disparities among Patients with Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
  • This study assesses health and healthcare disparities in opioid exposed populations across three health systems.

    • Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse
    • Study End Date: 12/31/2022

  • Health Insurance Instability and Mortality among Patients Receiving Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
  • This study examines factors associated with insurance instability and assesses the association of insurance coverage gaps and mortality in patients receiving treatment for opioid use disorder.

    • Funder: STAR
    • Award End Date: 12/31/2020