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Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong

Clinical Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-6S
Portland, Ore. 97239
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I am a community based participatory research methodologist and my research inquiry is on cancer health disparities and cancer control with a focus on Vietnamese American women and cervical cancer screening (Vietnamese Women’s Health Project, [VWHP]). I have received funding including the American Cancer Society, Sigma Theta Tau, and NIH NINR, Institutional T32 research training. I have extensively demonstrated prolonged engagement with the underserved communities in the Portland, OR metropolitan area, through research, outreach, and building trust with community leaders/members. My community-based dissertation research (VWHPII) explored factors associated with Pap testing practices among Vietnamese immigrant women. I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Research in Individual and Family Symptom Management program at OHSU, which included my community-based study to explore primary health care providers’ experiences about Vietnamese American women’s symptom perception, preventive care-seeking, and impact on cervical cancer screening (VWHPIII). This also included developing a Community Interactive Research Workshop series to create capacity for community members to conduct research - empowerment. I received awards for my research presentations and for community service and leadership for the underserved and vulnerable communities. This included the 2011 Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher, “Translation Team Approach: Psychometrics of a Vietnamese Pap Testing Survey”, Outstanding Post Doctoral Scholar, and OHSU President’s Diversity & Inclusion for Outstanding Alumna.

Education

2012-2014, Fellow, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute
2011-2013, Post-Doctoral Fellow, OHSU School of Nursing
2005-2011, PhD, OHSU School of Nursing
1996-2000, BSN, Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing

SELECTED HONORS/AWARDS

Billi Odegaard Public Health Genius Award for Exceptional Group: Oregon Health Equity Alliance (OHEA). Oregon Public Health Institute. 2013. Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and Health Equity Coalition work (Dr. Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong for active involvement with APANO and Coalition) 2012-2013.

Safety Net Champion Award. Coalition of Community Health Clinics. 2013. Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and Health Equity Coalition work (Dr. Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong for active involvement with APANO and Coalition) has been recognized for the health equity advocacy work.

OHSU President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award for Outstanding Alumna. 2013.

Outstanding Post Doctoral Scholar Award. OHSU Research Employee Appreciation Awards. 2013.

Daisy Nurse Award. Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. 2013. Extraordinary Nurse.

Recognition of Appreciation for ‘Catch a Star’. Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center Employee Recognition Program. 2013, 2010, 2008, 2007.

The Community Service Award. OHSU School of Nursing Graduation Statewide Student Awards. 2011.

First Place, Outstanding Oral Presentation, Public Health/Qualitative Research II. OHSU Student Research Forum. 2011.

Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher, paper entitled, “Translation Team Approach: Psychometrics of a Vietnamese Pap Testing Survey”. Western Institute of Nursing. 2011.

Legacy Health Nursing Excellence Award. Legacy Health. 2011, 2010.

First Place, Outstanding Oral Presentation, Qualitative Research. OHSU Student Research Forum. 2009.

Oregon Public Health Association Conference Outstanding Poster Award. 2008.

Educator Award. OHSU All Hill Student Council. 2007.

Teaching

Nursing 210B Foundations of Nursing Health - Health Promotion Practicum
Nursing 331 Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness and End of Life Care (skill testing teaching)
Nursing 424/425 Integrative Practicum
Nursing 424J/425J Exploration of Specialty Nursing Practice

Practice

Staff Nurse of Patient Care Services, Intermediate Care (IMCU) at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Selected Service Activities

Member, Oregon Data Equity Coalition, House Bill 2134 passed into law May 2013, disaggregation of data for race, ethnicity, language, and disability status.

Editor-in-Chief, Vietnamese Women’s Health Project III Newsletter

Peer Reviewer, Research in Nursing and Health

Peer Reviewer, Journal of Women and Health

Peer Reviewer, European Journal of Oncology Nursing

Peer Reviewer, Women & Health

Member, Asian Family Center Advisory Board/Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization

Member of the Steering Committee, Mentor, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute

Member, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council, Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing

Member, Oregon Public Health Association

Member, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Member, Western Institute of Nursing

Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Publications

Nguyen-Truong, C.K.Y., Leo, M., Lee-Lin, F., Gedaly-Duff, V., Nail, L., Gregg, J., Le, T. V., & Tran, T. (2014). Adaptation and testing of instruments to measure cervical cancer screening factors among Vietnamese immigrant women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1-10. doi: 10.1177/1043659614524245

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., Lee-Lin, F., & Gedaly-Duff, V. (2013). Contributing factors to colorectal cancer and hepatitis B screening among Vietnamese Americans. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(3), 238-251. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.238-251

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., Lee-Lin, F., Leo, M. C., Gedaly-Duff, V., Nail, L. M., Wang, P., & Tran, T. (2012). A community based participatory research approach to understanding Pap testing adherence among Vietnamese American immigrants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41, E26-E40. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01414.x

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y. (2011). Translation team approach: Psychometrics of a Vietnamese Pap testing survey. The Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher Paper, Proceedings of the 44th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference of the Western Institute of Nursing, 44, 71-78.

Gregg, J., Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., Wang, P., & Kobus, A. (2011). Prioritizing prevention: Culture, context, and cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 13, 1084-1089. doi: 10.1007/s10903-011-9493-2.

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y. (2009, Spring). Legacy nurse partners with Vietnamese women’s health project. Nursing Matters, 3.

Nguyen-Truong, C., & Le, T. V. (2008, Winter). Cervical cancer and the Vietnamese women’s health project. Asian Pacific Islander Health Network Newsletter, 4(18), 3.