Angela Nguyen

Angela Nguyen, DrPH, MPH, is a postdoctoral research scientist for the GATE Program. She earned her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and her MPH from the New York University School of Global Public Health. Angela’s interdisciplinary research to date has focused on vulnerable populations, social determinants of health, and environmental exposures. Her dissertation centered on the epidemiology of disaster mental health, particularly the community- and individual-level factors associated with mental health recovery among displaced women survivors. More recently, she collaborated on a quantitative research study on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on period poverty in the U.S. With GATE, Angela will engage on several research projects ranging from examining the dissemination of puberty educational content to young people, to assessing the impact of menstrual health on the daily lives of those with periods.

Research Interests

adolescent / young adult developmental transitions
built environment
environmental health
key populations
social determinants
urban health


American Community Survey (ACS)
Add Health (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health)
Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
NYC survey data (e.g. Community Health Survey, Housing and Vacancy Survey)
NLSY (National Longitudinal Survey of Youth) or other NLS datasets
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)