OHSU

Mina D. Nguyen, Psy.D.

Mina D. Nguyen, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics, and the Child Development Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health and Science University.

Education

Dr. Nguyen received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2000, from the California School of Professional Psychology. She completed a neuropsychology internship at UC Davis Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellowship at Childrens Hospital Oakland specializing in Pediatric Psychology. After fellowship, Dr. Nguyen was on faculty at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles from 2001 to 2007, in the Divisions of Clinical Immunology and Plastic Surgery. She also spent time at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in the Maternal Child and Adolescent Clinic completing neuropsychological evaluations to patients infected and affected with HIV/AIDS.

Biography

Currently, Dr. Nguyen is a licensed pediatric psychologist at the Child Development Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Dr. Nguyen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics. She is involved with direct patient care in the Hemophilia, Spina Bifida, Craniofacial, Metabolic, and Neurology Clinics. 

Patient Care

Dr. Nguyen provides psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological evaluations to assess ADD/ADHD, Learning Disability, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, craniosystnostosis and children with chronic medical illness. Dr. Nguyen also has specialty in infant testing. She also provides short-term and long-term individual and family psychology outpatient treatment.

Diagnostic issues include:
  • family trauma
  • adherence to medical treatment
  • adjustment to chronic illness
  • depression, anxiety
  • ADD/HD
  • learning disability

Dr. Nguyen is also available for inpatient neuropsychological or psychological consultation. She consults with referring physicians and/or multidisciplinary medical teams regarding the patient’s care.

Teaching

OHSU is a teaching hospital and part of Dr. Nguyen’s responsibility is supervising psychology practicum students and APA interns. Dr. Nguyen attends and lectures at pediatric psychology didactics and meetings held at the CDRC or within the Portland, Oregon community. She attends patient management meetings and hospital grand rounds.

Research

Dr. Nguyen is a co-investigator on several metabolic studies at the CDRC. Currently, Dr. Nguyen’s focus is on the cognitive and adaptive behavior functioning of children with Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome (SLOS). Also, Dr. Nguyen is interested in assessing symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity in boys with hemophilia.