Victoria O. Nguyen

Victoria O. Nguyen, MSW and PhD Candidate at Columbia University, specializes in the behavioral and mental health of women, children, and adolescents. Much of her work focuses on the social and biological underpinnings of depression, anxiety, and other types of psychopathologies. Her clinical and epidemiological research seeks to develop new prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options that promote brain health across the lifespan. She holds extensive training in culturally competent therapeutic care for underserved populations from Columbia University School of Social Work, as well as patient-oriented research and clinical science from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health as a NIH/NCATS TL1 Scholar.

Along with Columbia Population Research Center, her work is affiliated with the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University Medical Center, Georgetown University Department of Psychiatry, and Social Intervention Group (SIG) at Columbia University School of Social Work.

Research Interests

Health Inequities
Immigrant Health
Life Course Perspectives on Migration
Long Reach of Childhood or Childhood Origins of Adult Health
Migrant Health
Social Determinants


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