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  • 2016 PhD, School of Public Health, College of Public Health and Nutrition, Taipei Medical University
  • 2013 MNSc, Graduate Institute of Nursing, Taipei Medical University
  • 2007 BNSc, School of Nursing, Hanoi Medical University


  • 2023- Joint-Appointment Assistant Professor, International Master/Ph.D. Program in Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2022-2024 Chair of the Research Standards Committee, International Health Literacy Association, Boston, USA
  • 2019.12.02- Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, TW.
  • 2019.01.01- Vice-president, Asian Health Literacy Association, London, UK.
  • 2018.06 Guest Faculty, Tufts University, School of Medicine, Boston, USA.
  • 2017.03-2019.12 Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University, TW.
  • 2016.08-2017.01 Postdoctoral Researcher, National Health Research Institutes, TW.
  • 2013-2016 Teaching Assistant in Applied Statistics, School of Public Health, Taipei Medical University, TW.


  • The 2023 AHLA Network Achievement Award, The 9th AHLA International Conference, May 14-17, 2023, Phuket, Thailand.
  • The 2020 Young Investigator Award, Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, December 5-9, 2020. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • TMU Outstanding International Alumni, September 8, 2020. Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.
  • 2018 The 2018 Outstanding Postdoctoral Researchers Award (No. 10704). Taipei Medical University. November 2018. Taiwan.
  • 2018 AHLA President’s Award, The 6th AHLA International Conference. 25-27 October 2018, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • 2018 Travel Award, The 10th Health Literacy Annual Conference. 21-23 October 2018, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.  
  • 2017 The 2017 Yufong International Health Literacy Award, Asian Health Literacy Association, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 2017 The Best Paper Award (Oral) at the 5th AHLA Conference: Health Literacy and Population Health, 12-14th November 2017, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2016 The Excellent Vietnamese Researcher in Taiwan 2016. Vietnamese Student Association in Taiwan. November 2016. Taiwan.
  • 2016 The Best Professional Oral Presentation at the 4th AHLA international health literacy conference, 7th-9th November 2016. Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam.
  • 2015 The Young Investigator Travel Award (YITA) Winner for Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health Conference 21st – 23rd Oct 2015, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • 2015 The Best PhD Oral Presentation at the APRU Ageing in the Asia Pacific Research Symposium 27th – 29th Sept 2015, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2013-2015 Rewarded “Outstanding International Graduate Student Grant,” Taipei Medical University, 2013-2015.
  • 2010 Rewarded the first price and the gold memorial medal of the National Youth Medical and Pharmaceutical Science Conference, Medical Research, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 2007 Rewarded “Student has an excellent performance in study and school activities” from Hanoi Medical University.

Research Interests

  • Dietary intake, nutritional markers, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risks, and mortality in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis patients.
  • Epidemiology studies on hypertension, chronic kidney diseases, diabetes, stroke, COVID-19.
  • Evaluation of research instruments.
  • (e-) Health literacy, (e-) healthy diet literacy.
  • Lifestyles, mental health, health-related quality of life research.

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