Anh P. Nguyen, PhD


Anh P. Nguyen, PhD, is an Investigator at the Institute for Health Research. His research integrates sociology, epidemiology, and health services research to investigate and improve health and health care in vulnerable patient populations, such as socioeconomically disadvantaged, substance use affected, and criminal legal system involved individuals. He also has interests in research methods for causal inference with observational data, risk prediction, and research translation.

Dr. Nguyen completed his doctoral training in Sociology at the University of Michigan, where he also trained in the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. He has conducted research on the social and family contexts of overdose risk, mortality consequences of health insurance instability, and treatment for opioid use disorder. He has also led efforts to develop, validate, and implement several risk prediction models in clinical care.

Selected Research:

  • Health Insurance Instability and Mortality among Patients Receiving Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Linkage of the Prescription Opioid Registry with the National Death Index
  • This multi-site cohort study of patients receiving medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder across four health systems in the Health Systems Node of the Clinical Trials Network seeks to link electronic health records with novel data to examine health insurance instability and its association with all-cause and overdose mortality.

    • Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Clinical Trials Network
    • Study End Date: 02/28/2025

  • 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
    • Award End Date: 12/31/2023

  • Exploring the Scope of Youth in Opioid-Affected Families and the Collateral Consequences of Parental Opioid Use Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder
  • This study leverages family linkages to assess the scope of the opioid epidemic’s research in affecting youth.

    • Funder: STAR
    • Award End Date: 12/31/2023