Nhung Nguyen, PhD, PharmD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address530 Parnassus Ave, #368
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Hanoi University of Pharmacy, VietnamBS2008Pharmacy
    University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonPhD2014Epidemiology
    University of California, Los Angeles2021mHealth Training Institute
    University of California, San Francisco2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School2023Innovations for Substance Use Disorders
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    Hellman Fellows Program2024  - 2026Hellman Fellowship
    Society of Behavioral Medicine2024Diversity Institute for Emerging Leaders
    UCSF Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center2023Emerging Health Equity Scholar Award
    Society of Behavioral Medicine2023Outstanding Abstract Award
    National Institute on Drug Abuse2021NIDA Diversity Scholars Network Program
    Society of Behavioral Medicine2021Meritorious Abstract Award
    National Cancer Institute2018  - 2020T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship
    American Association of University Women2012International Fellowship
    Vietnam Education Foundation2010  - 2012Predoctoral Fellowship

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    Dr. Nguyen is a behavioral scientist whose research program focuses on substance use and related health disparities among priority populations (e.g., youth and young adults, sexual minorities, and people with substance use disorders). Her work provides actionable insights and novel solutions to reduce substance use, promote public well-being, and advance health equity. Her team has employed a variety of research methods (e.g., human-centered design, ecological momentary assessment, population-based surveys, and mixed methods) to address significant issues in tobacco and cannabis use. Her current projects focus on applying mobile health technology, machine learning, and implementation science to address the co-use of tobacco and cannabis.

    Dr. Nguyen founded and leads the smartphone-based research lab on tobacco and substance use for health equity - the HEARTY lab (https://heartylab.ucsf.edu).

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    Developing a smartphone-based intervention targeting high-risk situations of nicotine vaping among young adults
    NIH/NIDA K01DA056693Feb 15, 2024 - Jan 31, 2029
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Real-time predictors of nicotine and cannabis vaping among young adults
    California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program - New Investigator Award T32KT5071Aug 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Developing a smartphone-based tobacco cessation intervention for young adults who use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes
    UCSF RAP-CTSI Pilot Award UL1 TR001872-06Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Impact of new e-cigarette devices and harm perception on tobacco use behavior among young adults
    UCSF Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science U54HL147127Sep 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Leader of Rapid Response Project
    Tobacco and cannabis co-use among young adults: A multi-method analytic approach
    California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program - Postdoctoral Fellowship Award T31FT1564Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Quantity of cigarettes smoked when co-used with alcohol and cannabis: Consideration of different definitions of co-use based on daily diary data. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2024 Mar 12; 258:111264. Waring JJC, Nguyen N, Ling PM, Thrul J. PMID: 38547786.
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    2. Population-Based Disease Odds for E-Cigarettes and Dual Use versus Cigarettes. NEJM Evid. 2024 Mar; 3(3):EVIDoa2300229. Glantz SA, Nguyen N, Oliveira da Silva AL. PMID: 38411454.
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    3. Factors Associated With Abstinence Among Young Adult Smokers Enrolled in a Real-world Social Media Smoking Cessation Program. Nicotine Tob Res. 2024 Feb 15; 26(Supplement_1):S27-S35. Lyu JC, Meacham MC, Nguyen N, Ramo D, Ling PM. PMID: 38366340; PMCID: PMC10873491.
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    4. Classification of patterns of tobacco and cannabis co-use based on temporal proximity: A qualitative study among young adults. Addict Behav. 2024 May; 152:107971. Nguyen N, Islam S, Llanes KD, Koester KA, Ling PM. PMID: 38281461; PMCID: PMC10923078.
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    5. Associations between tobacco and cannabis use and anxiety and depression among adults in the United States: Findings from the COVID-19 citizen science study. PLoS One. 2023; 18(9):e0289058. Nguyen N, Peyser ND, Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Beatty AL, Modrow MF, Carton TW, Khatib R, Djibo DA, Ling PM, Marcus GM. PMID: 37703257; PMCID: PMC10499225.
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    6. Perceptions of Safety of Daily Cannabis vs Tobacco Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure, 2017-2021. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 08 01; 6(8):e2328691. Chambers J, Keyhani S, Ling PM, Hoggatt KJ, Hasin D, Nguyen N, Woods A, Ryder A, Cohen BE. PMID: 37566411; PMCID: PMC10422186.
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    7. Changes in perceived harms of tobacco and cannabis and their correlations with use: A panel study of young adults 2014-2020. Addict Behav. 2023 09; 144:107758. Nguyen N, Holmes LM, Pravosud V, Cohen BE, Ling PM. PMID: 37263178; PMCID: PMC10330743.
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    8. "I'm both smoking and vaping": a longitudinal qualitative study of US young adults who tried to quit smoking cigarettes by using electronic cigarettes. Tob Control. 2023 Apr 18. Nguyen N, Koester KA, Kim M, Watkins SL, Ling PM. PMID: 37072166; PMCID: PMC10582197.
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    9. Associations Between Product Type and Intensity of Tobacco and Cannabis Co-use on the Same Day Among Young Adult Smokers: Smartphone-Based Daily-Diary Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2023 02 20; 11:e40736. Nguyen N, Thrul J, Neilands TB, Ling PM. PMID: 36806440; PMCID: PMC9989918.
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    10. Adolescents' and young adults' perceptions of risks and benefits differ by type of cannabis products. Addict Behav. 2022 08; 131:107336. Nguyen N, Wong M, Delucchi K, Halpern-Felsher B. PMID: 35436697; PMCID: PMC9240855.
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    11. Self-reported Changes in Cannabis Use Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic among US Adults. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2022 Sep-Oct; 54(4):295-299. Nguyen N, Keyhani S, Ling PM, Hoggatt KJ, Hasin D, Cohen BE. PMID: 35356866; PMCID: PMC9522913.
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    12. Self-reported changes in cannabis vaping among US adolescents and young adults early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Prev Med Rep. 2021 Dec; 24:101654. Nguyen N, Mathur Gaiha S, Halpern-Felsher B. PMID: 34976701; PMCID: PMC8684016.
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    13. Longitudinal Associations Between Use of Tobacco and Cannabis Among People Who Smoke Cigarettes in Real-world Smoking Cessation Treatment. J Addict Med. 2022 Jul-Aug 01; 16(4):413-419. Nguyen N, Neilands TB, Lisha NE, Lyu JC, Olson SS, Ling PM. PMID: 34619713; PMCID: PMC8980109.
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    14. Factors associated with dual and polytobacco use among people in residential substance use disorder treatment. Am J Addict. 2021 09; 30(5):496-504. Nguyen N, Kapiteni K, Straus ER, Guydish J. PMID: 34427005; PMCID: PMC10039644.
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    15. Perceived reward from using cigarettes with alcohol or cannabis and concurrent use: A smartphone-based daily diary study. Addict Behav. 2021 03; 114:106747. Thrul J, Gubner NR, Nguyen N, Nguyen C, Goodell EA, Holmes LM, Vandrey RG, Ling PM. PMID: 33307406; PMCID: PMC7806245.
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    16. Using Peer Crowd Affiliation to Address Dual Use of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes among San Francisco Bay Area Young Adults: A Cross Sectional Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 10 20; 17(20). Nguyen N, Holmes LM, Kim M, Ling PM. PMID: 33092106; PMCID: PMC7588881.
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    17. Same-day use of cigarettes, alcohol, and cannabis among sexual minority and heterosexual young adult smokers. Psychol Addict Behav. 2021 Mar; 35(2):215-223. Nguyen N, McQuoid J, Neilands TB, Dermody SS, Holmes LM, Ling PM, Thrul J. PMID: 32804517; PMCID: PMC7887119.
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    18. Digital health for assessment and intervention targeting tobacco and cannabis co-use. Curr Addict Rep. 2020 Sep; 7(3):268-279. Nguyen N, Nguyen C, Thrul J. PMID: 33643768; PMCID: PMC7909364.
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    19. Factors associated with spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting among healthcare professionals in Vietnam. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2020 Feb; 45(1):122-127. Le TT, Nguyen TTH, Nguyen C, Tran NH, Tran LA, Nguyen TB, Nguyen N, Nguyen HA. PMID: 31486525.
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    20. Popular Flavors Used in Alternative Tobacco Products Among Young Adults. J Adolesc Health. 2019 08; 65(2):306-308. Nguyen N, McKelvey K, Halpern-Felsher B. PMID: 31331543; PMCID: PMC6658125.
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    21. Past 30-day co-use of tobacco and marijuana products among adolescents and young adults in California. Addict Behav. 2019 11; 98:106053. Nguyen N, Barrington-Trimis JL, Urman R, Cho J, McConnell R, Leventhal AM, Halpern-Felsher B. PMID: 31357072; PMCID: PMC6708734.
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    22. Differential Associations Between Anti-Tobacco Industry Attitudes and Intention to Quit Smoking Across Young Adult Peer Crowds. Am J Health Promot. 2019 07; 33(6):876-885. Nguyen N, Lisha NE, Neilands TB, Jordan JW, Ling PM. PMID: 30754982; PMCID: PMC6625858.
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    23. Real-time predictors of smoking among sexual minority and heterosexual young adults: An ecological momentary assessment study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 11 01; 192:51-58. Nguyen N, McQuoid J, Ramo D, Holmes LM, Ling PM, Thrul J. PMID: 30212756; PMCID: PMC6374028.
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    24. Factors associated with nicotine dependence during methadone maintenance treatment: findings from a multisite survey in Vietnam. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 17; 7(7):e015889. Do HP, Nguyen LH, Thi Nguyen NP, Ngo C, Thi Nguyen HL, Le GT, Nguyen LK, Nguyen CT, Tran BX, Le HT, Vu TMT, Phan HTT, Tran TD, Latkin CA, Dunne MP. PMID: 28716791; PMCID: PMC5541583.
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    25. Mobilization for HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Services in Vietnam: Clients' Risk Behaviors, Attitudes and Willingness to Pay. AIDS Behav. 2016 Apr; 20(4):848-58. Nguyen LH, Tran BX, Nguyen NP, Phan HT, Bui TT, Latkin CA. PMID: 26363790.
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    26. Motivation for smoking cessation among drug-using smokers under methadone maintenance treatment in Vietnam. Harm Reduct J. 2015 Oct 30; 12:50. Tran BX, Nguyen LH, Do HP, Nguyen NP, Phan HT, Dunne M, Latkin C. PMID: 26518600; PMCID: PMC4628307.
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    27. Effects of cigarette smoking and nicotine dependence on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-positive patients in Vietnam. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(3):359-64. Nguyen NT, Tran BX, Hwang LY, Markham CM, Swartz MD, Vidrine JI, Phan HT, Latkin CA, Vidrine DJ. PMID: 26461976; PMCID: PMC6691494.
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    28. Motivation to quit smoking among HIV-positive smokers in Vietnam. BMC Public Health. 2015 Apr 03; 15:326. Nguyen NT, Tran BX, Hwang LY, Markham CM, Swartz MD, Vidrine JI, Phan HT, Latkin CA, Vidrine DJ. PMID: 25885342; PMCID: PMC4392856.
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    29. Prevalence of cigarette smoking and associated factors in a large sample of HIV-positive patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Vietnam. PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0118185. Nguyen NP, Tran BX, Hwang LY, Markham CM, Swartz MD, Phan HT, Nong VM, Nguyen CT, Nguyen AH, Latkin CA, Vidrine DJ. PMID: 25723596; PMCID: PMC4344328.
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    30. HIV infection, risk factors, and preventive services utilization among female sex workers in the Mekong Delta Region of Vietnam. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e86267. Tran BX, Nguyen TV, Pham QD, Nguyen PD, Khuu NV, Nguyen NP, Bui DH, Thi Phan HT, Nguyen LT. PMID: 24475096; PMCID: PMC3901683.
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    31. HIV voluntary testing and perceived risk among female sex workers in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Glob Health Action. 2013 Jul 17; 6:20690. Tran BX, Nguyen LT, Nguyen NP, Phan HT. PMID: 23866916; PMCID: PMC3715652.
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    32. Patient satisfaction with HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the decentralization of services delivery in Vietnam. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e46680. Tran BX, Nguyen NP. PMID: 23071611; PMCID: PMC3465274.
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    33. Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use disorders during antiretroviral treatment in injection-driven HIV epidemics in Vietnam. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Jan 01; 127(1-3):39-44. Tran BX, Nguyen N, Ohinmaa A, Duong AT, Nguyen LT, Van Hoang M, Vu PX, Veugelers PJ. PMID: 22749565.
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