Tuesday, March 5 at12:00pm
Keeping our campuses healthy: Where do we go from here?
Dr. Giang Nguyen, MD, MPH, MSCE
The pandemic emergency may be behind us, but pre-pandemic issues did not disappear. Meanwhile, staff burnout and the loss of institutional memory bring further challenges. This is also a time of opportunity. In this session, we will discuss the multidimensional framework of student wellbeing; approaches for data-driven planning and clinical priority setting; and ways of leveraging the skills, partnerships, and communities of practice that grew out of the pandemic as we approach our future work.
Dr. Giang Nguyen the Associate Provost for Campus Health and Wellbeing, the Executive Director of Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), and the Henry K. Oliver Chair of Hygiene. He provides strategic vision and oversight for HUHS’s clinical and wellness services, public health initiatives, emergency preparedness, compliance and accreditation, health insurance plans, and immunization compliance programs.
Previously, Giang served as the Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania Student Health Service, the health center for the University’s 24,000 students. Trained in primary care medicine, public health, and clinical epidemiology, Dr. Nguyen was born in Vietnam and holds degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers/UMDNJ, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to entering the field of college health, Dr. Nguyen was Medical Director for the academic family medicine department at University of Pennsylvania. As a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, he taught and mentored medical students, family medicine residents, undergraduates and public health students.
iang’s research includes health equity, college health, community engagement, health communication, preventive care, Asian immigrant health, and LGBTQ health. His community engagement work has included outreach to Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees, health fairs and immunization clinics, cancer education workshops, advocacy, HIV/AIDS, and LGBTQ issues. He has served on numerous boards and advisory committees regionally and nationally, including the Board of Directors for the American College Health Association (ACHA). Dr. Nguyen has played a leadership role in Harvard University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he is a member of the national COVID-19 Task Force for ACHA.