Connie Nguyen-Truong
Assistant Professor, VancouverFaculty Affiliate Assistant Professor, College of Medicine 360-546-9395 VLIB 210Q 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686 

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, (Alumnus PCCN), is an Assistant Professor at Washington State University College of Nursing. She maintains an active clinical practice in Intermediate Care at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center and community and population health nursing through her research partnerships with culturally diverse social services and health center. She is a Senior Fellow of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute (API-CLI) of the Coalition of Communities of Color Leaders BRIDGE. Dr. Nguyen-Truong is serving as an elected Board member on the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) Board of Directors and an elected Board Chair of IRCO’s Asian Family Center Advisory Board. Dr. Nguyen-Truong’s research focuses on academic and community-engaged research justice with communities of color including immigrants across the lifespan that includes health promotion regarding cancer control and prevention and the intersection of healthcare and learning systems, and diversity and inclusion in health-assistive smart home monitoring (adoption). Dr. Nguyen-Truong led her research team and contributions in science helped to drive health policy change for data equity (House Bill 2134) that became law. She led the development and implemented culturally safe and linguistically appropriate research engagement and educational curriculums and models, culturally sensitive artistic teaching modalities, and the Culturally Safe Didactic Dialogue Circles program. She is an invited speaker and also invited for her mentoring in community participatory research in nursing and across disciplines including academia and community-based organizations.
Dr. Nguyen-Truong’s CV 
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3933-5532

EDUCATION

  • Postdoctoral, Research in Individual and Family Symptom Management, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Portland, OR
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Research in Cancer Health Disparities, and a Minor in Education, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Portland, OR
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, Portland, OR

ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Senior Fellow, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Asian Family Center in partnership with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Portland, OR. Statewide Collective Movement on Equity, Empowerment, and Public Advocacy to Respond to Pervasive Racial/Ethnic Inequities.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

Program of cross-cultural/ transcultural and multidisciplinary/ transdisciplinary research regards academic and community-engaged research justice through utilizing a health equity lens. Scholarly lines of inquiry include: 1) health promotion including cancer control and prevention and the intersection of health and learning systems and 2) diversity in health-assistive smart home monitoring of chronic illnesses including cancer (adoption). The target populations are communities of color including immigrants across the lifespan.

METHODOLOGICAL STRENGTHS

Designed, implemented, and disseminated community-engaged and community-based participatory studies including cancer control and early detection of cancer, intersection of health and learning systems, adoption of health-assistive smart home, cross cultural translation, transcultural, instrument development, survey, qualitative, and culturally safe and linguistically appropriate research engagement and education curriculums and models.

MEMBERSHIPS (selected)

  • Elected Board Member, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Board of Directors, 2016-present.
  • Elected Board Chair, Asian Family Center Advisory Board of the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization, 2012-present.
  • Appointed Senior Advisor, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute Steering Committee, 2013-2019.
  • Invited Culturally-Specific and Health Related Nurse Researcher Reviewer (CBPR methodologist), Coalition of Communities of Color Center for Research Justice, 2011, 2018.
  • Member, Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association – National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, 2015-present.
  • Member, Oncology Nursing Society, 2011-present.
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Delta Chi-At-Large (present), Beta Psi Chapter (present), 1999-present.
  • Member, American Public Health Association – Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, 2018-present.
  • Member, Western Institute of Nursing, 2009-present.
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, 2009-present.
  • Member, DNP Project Courses – Ad Hoc Faculty Group, 2018-present.
  • Rotating Chair, Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2016-2018.
  • College of Nursing Dean Appointed Member, Faculty Search Committee, 2016-2017.
  • Member, Registered Nurse to BSN program Student Success Collaborative Initiative Workgroup/ Planning Committee, 2015-2017.
  • Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Appointed Member and then CEDI under Associate Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, WSU Vancouver Council for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, 2019-present.
  • Elected Faculty Advisor, WSU Vancouver Vietnamese Student Association, 2018-present.
  • Invited Faculty Affiliate Member, WSU Vancouver Collective for Social and Environmental Justice, 2016-2019.

HONORS AND AWARDS (selected)

  • WSU Vancouver Nursing Excellence in Research Award. $1,500. 2018/2019.
  • Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Board of Directors Dedicated Leadership in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. 2019.
  • Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Asian Family Center Advisory Board Smart Co-Chair Leadership. 2019.
  • American Association for Cancer Education R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize for Best Manuscript, “Community organizing to influence policy change for disaggregated data collection”. Global award, 2018. International Cancer Education Conference.
  • WSU College of Nursing Excellence in Diversity Award. Outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and service. 2018.
  • Western Institute of Nursing Gerontological Special Interest Group Best Gerontology Research Presentation Award, “Conceptual framework for smart home research and practice with minority older adults”. 2018.
  • Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization and Asian Family Center Inspirational Leadership. Dedication and service has helped transform society by engaging diverse voices, supporting the self-determination of immigrants/refugees, and by providing leadership for advocacy efforts. 2018.
  • The Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Success Story Honor. Also invited featured story by the Executive Director. “For amazing leadership, professional accomplishments, and contributions in the immigrant and refugee community, linkages to IRCO’s services and history in Portland, Oregon, and elected leadership roles on IRCO’s Board of Directors and Asian Family Center Advisory Board”. 2017.
  • Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Board of Directors Certificate of Appreciation. “For dedicated service as a member on the IRCO Board of Directors and the immigrant and refugee communities of Portland, Oregon”. 2017.
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Progressive Care Certified Nurse – Ten Year Anniversary. Recognition of ten years of certification as a PCCN for dedication to continued competence and excellence in progressive care nursing. 2016.
  • Legacy Health Care Champion Honor. 110% Extraordinary compassionate nursing care. 2016.
  • Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Board of Directors Certificate of Appreciation. “For dedicated service as a member on the IRCO Board of Directors and the immigrant and refugee communities of Portland, Oregon.” 2016.
  • Oregon Health & Science University President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award for Outstanding Alumna. “Demonstrated continuous involvement, sustained leadership, and tireless advocacy for the unmet needs of underserved and vulnerable communities.” 2013.
  • Oregon Health & Science University Outstanding Post-Doctoral Scholar Award. Employee Appreciation Awards. “Demonstrated outstanding performance, achievement, and initiative”. 2013.
  • Western Institute of Nursing Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher. Paper: “Translation team approach: Psychometrics of a Vietnamese Pap testing survey”. 2011.
  • Oregon Health & Science University Graduate Nursing Senate Research Award. 2010.
  • Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing Dean’s Award for Doctoral Dissertation. 2010.

FUNDED RESEARCH

  • “The Road to Leadership: Preparing Micronesian Islanders/Pacific Islanders for Civic Engagement”, Nguyen-Truong, C., (PI), & Leung, J., (PI), & Micky, K. (Program Coordinator). Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon Communities United Fund through Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. $20,000 (external direct & indirect), Civic Engagement and Policy Research Grant, 11/2019 – 12/2020.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Micronesian Islander Community organization
  • “When Community Action Moves with Policy within the Micronesian Islander Community”, Nguyen-Truong, C., (PI), Leung, J., (PI), & Micky, K. (Program Coordinator). Health & Education Fund Impact Partnerships: Northwest Health Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Care Oregon, and Oregon Community Foundation. $125,000 (external direct & indirect), Implementation Research Grant #19-02778 R03 Equivalent, 10/2019 – 9/2021.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Micronesian Islander Community organization
  • “Enhancing Cancer Genomic Best Practices through Education, Surveillance, and Policy: Academic and Community-Engaged Research” (Family Health History Genetics Cancer Screening Postcard for Community Outreach), Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI), Leung, J., (Co-PI), & Davis, A. (Co-PI). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 5 NU58DP005353-05-00. $13,722 (external direct & indirect), Research Grant, 8/2019 – 4/2020.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Micronesian Islander Community organization, Oregon Health Authority Screenwise Genetics
  • “Building Community with Micronesian Islanders”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI), & Leung, J. (PI). Health & Education Fund Impact Partnerships: Northwest Health Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Care Oregon, and Oregon Community Foundation. $30,000 (external direct & indirect), Capacity Building Research Grant #18-02376, 10/2018 – 9/2019.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Micronesian Islander Community organization
  • “The Watzek Library’s Vietnamese Portland: Memory, History, and Community”. Carter, E.J. (PI), Crumme, H. (Project Head Librarian), & Nguyen-Truong, C. (Outreach & Engagement Specialist Consultant). Institute of Museum and Library Services. $30,100 (external direct), Library Services and Technology Act Grant, 7/2018 – 6/2019.
  • “Discovering the Influence of Culture on Health-Assistive Smart Home Adoption by Asian Immigrant Older Adults for Infusion in Artificial Intelligence: Community-Engaged Research”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI), Fritz, R. L. (Co-PI), & Lee, J. (Co-I). WSU Vancouver. $4,000 (direct), Research Mini-Grant, 5/2018 – 5/2019.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Asian Health & Service Center, Portland State University
  • “Influence of Culture on Adoption of Smart Home Monitoring for Health Assistance by Asian American Adults and Older Adults”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI), & Fritz, R. L. (Co-PI). Sigma Theta Tau International Beta Psi Chapter. $2,000 (external direct), Naomi Ballard Nursing Research Grant, 1/2018 – 1/2019.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Asian Health & Service Center
  • “Coalition of Communities of Color Research Justice Fellow – Anthony Truong, BS, RPh: Middle School Aged Children, Racism, and Health”, Moorthy, S. (Researcher), & Nguyen-Truong, C. (Investigator Advisor). Coalition of Communities of Color. $1,120 (external direct), 10/2018 – 11/2018.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Coalition of Communities of Color
  • “A Tailored HPV Vaccination Intervention Among Vietnamese & Pacific Islanders”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI). Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Oncology Nurse Scientist Intensive. $1,350 (external direct), Research Training Grant (Reviewee & Reviewer), 1/2018 – 5/2018.
  • “Drawing on Community-Based Participatory Research and Concept Mapping Principles: Designing Population Health Courses for Affordable Learning Using Open Educational Resources, Licensed Library Products, and Public Domain Resources”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI), & Graves, J. (PI). WSU Vancouver. $2,000 (direct), Open Educational Resource Planning and Research Grant, 5/2017 – 5/2018.
  • “Vietnamese Women’s Breast and Cervical Health Project”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI). WSU Vancouver. $3,000 (direct) Research Mini-Grant, 5/2016 – 5/2017, (2 studies).
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization and their Asian Family Center
  • “Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Congress Scholarship”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (Scholar). Oncology Nursing Society Foundation. $1,200 (external direct), Oncology Nursing Society Congress Research Training Grant, 4/2016 – 5/2016.
  • “Early Care for Health: Vietnamese Women’s Breast Health Program”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI), Lee-Lin, F. (PI; died suddenly in data analysis stage), & Lee, J. (Evaluator). Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing through Foundation. $25,400 (external direct), Innovations Grants Program, 2/2016 – 1/2017.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Asian Health & Service Center, Portland State University
  • “External Mentoring Program”, Nguyen-Truong, C. (PI), & Lee-Lin, F. (Mentor). WSU Vancouver. $2,403 (direct), Office of Research External Mentoring Program Grant, 12/2015 – 8/2016.
    Partners: WSU College of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Asian Health & Service Center

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)
Note. †Faculty Colleagues, *Students, **WSU Alumni, +Community Leaders

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., 1,+Leung, J., & +Micky, K. (Accepted Nov 2019). Cultural narratives of Micronesian Islander parent leaders: Maternal and children’s health, the school system, and the role of culture. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal. [1Co-first authors]. Forthcoming.

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., 1,+Leung, J., +Micky, K., & *,**Nevers, J. (Accepted Aug 2019). Building safe didactic dialogues for action model: Mobilizing community with Micronesian Islanders. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal. [1Co-first authors] [Special Issue Educational Innovations]. Forthcoming.

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., †Graves, J. M., Enslow, E, & †Williams-Gilbert, W. (2019). Academic and community-engaged approach to integrating open educational resources in population health course. Nurse Educator, 44(6), 300-303. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000653. PMID: 30768535

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., *Closner, M., & †Fritz, R. L. (2019). Culturally safe didactic dialogue circles: Student and cultural community leader engagement. Journal of Nursing Education, 58(4), 1-2. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20190321-15. PMID: 30943306

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., †Davis, A., *,+Spencer, C., †Rasmor, M., & †Dekker, L. (2018). Techniques to promote reflective practice and empowered learning. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(2), 115-120. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20180123-10. PMID: 29384574

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., & 1,†Fritz, R. L. (2018). Health-assistive smart homes for aging in place: Leading the way for integration of the Asian immigrant minority voice. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, 3(4), 154-159. doi: 10.31372/20180304.1087. Retrieved from https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/apin/vol3/iss4/4/. PMID: 31037263 [1Co-first authors] [Special Issue Technology and Health]

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., 1,†Fritz, R. L., †Lee, J., +Lau, C., +Le, C., +Kim, J., +Leung, H., **Nguyen, T. H., *+Leung, J., +Le, T. V., +Truong, A. M., †Postma, J., †Hoeksel, R., & †Van Son, C. (2018). Interactive co-learning for research engagement and education (I-COREE) curriculum to build capacity between community partners and academic researchers. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, 3(4), 126-138. doi: 10.31372/20180304.1030. Retrieved from https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/apin/vol3/iss4/2/. PMID: 31037261 [1Co-first authors] [Special Issue Technology and Health]

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., †Hassouneh, D., †Lee-Lin, F., *,+Hsiao, C., +Le, T. V., *,+Tang, J., *+Vu, M., & +Truong, A. M. (2018). Health care providers’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening in Vietnamese American women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29(5), 441-448. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659617745135. PMID: 29308717

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., *,+Hsiao, C., & +Demchak, V. (2018). Community organizing to influence policy change in Oregon for disaggregated data collection. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 12(3), 335-346. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2018.0058. PMID: 30581177

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., *,+Nguyen, K. Q. V, *Nguyen, T. H., +Le, T. V., +Truong, A. M., & +Rodela, K. (2018). Vietnamese American women’s beliefs and perceptions about breast cancer and breast cancer screening: A community-based participatory study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 29(6), 555-562. doi: 10.1177/1043659618764570. PMID: 29577818

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y. (2018). Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Success Story: Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong. In 2017 Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Annual Report: Building New Beginnings. Retrieved from https://irco.org/assets/files/financials/IRCO2017AnnualReport.pdf

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., *,+Nguyen, K. Q. V, *Nguyen, T. H., +Le, T. V., +Truong, A. M., +Rodela, K., & *Allan, R. (2017). Vietnamese American Women’s beliefs and perceptions on cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, and cancer prevention vaccines: A community-based participatory study. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, 2(4), 133-142. https://doi.org/10.9741/23736658.1067. Retrieved from https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/apin/vol2/iss4/2/ [Special Issue Global Health]

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., Pedhiwala, N., +Nguyen, V., +Le, C., +Le, T. V., +Lau, C., †Lee, J., & †Lee-Lin, F. (2017). Feasibility of a multi-component breast health education intervention for Vietnamese American immigrant women. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(5), 615-625. doi: 10.1188/17.ONF.615-625. PMID: 28820521

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., *,+Tang, J., & *,+Hsiao, C. (2017). Community interactive research workshop series – Community members engaged as team teachers to conduct research. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action, 11(2), 215-221. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2017.0026. PMID: 28736414

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y. (2017). Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong’s oral history of the Vietnamese community in Oregon through program of research contributions. Digital Collections. Lewis and Clark College Watzek Library Special Collections – “The Watzek Library’s Vietnamese Portland: Memory, History, Community.” Portland, OR. Accepted Nov. Forthcoming.

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y. (2016). Oregon women in action – Vietnamese women’s health project (p.54). In Count Her In: A report on women and girls in Oregon, Women’s Foundation of Oregon. Retrieved from https://womensfoundationoforegon.org/uploads/CountHerInreport.pdf

Nguyen-Truong, C.K.Y., †Leo, M., †Lee-Lin, F., †Gedaly-Duff, V., †Nail, L., †Gregg, J., *,+Le, T. V., & +Tran, T. (2015). Adaptation and testing of instruments to measure cervical cancer screening factors among Vietnamese immigrant women. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 26(3), 244-253. doi: 10.1177/ 1043659614524245. PMID: 24692341

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y. (2015). Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization’s Asian Family Center Oral History Report – Connie Nguyen-Truong. Digital Collections. Oregon Multicultural Archives ~ Collections Pertaining to Asian American People and Culture in Oregon. Portland, OR. Retrieved from http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/oma/asian_american_irco-afc.html

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., †Lee-Lin, F., & †Gedaly-Duff, V. (2013). Contributing factors to colorectal cancer and hepatitis B screening among Vietnamese Americans. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(3), 238-251. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.238-251. PMID: 23615137

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., †Lee-Lin, F., †Leo, M. C., †Gedaly-Duff, V., †Nail, L. M., +Wang, P., & *,+Tran, T. (2012). A community based participatory research approach to understanding Pap testing adherence among Vietnamese American immigrants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41(6), E26-E40. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01414.x. PMID: 23030739

†Gregg, J., Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., +Wang, P., & +Kobus, A. (2011). Prioritizing prevention: Culture, context, and cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese American women. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 13(6), 1084-1089. doi: 10.1007/s10903-011-9493-2. PMID: 21681408

Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y. (2011). The Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher Paper – Translation team approach: Psychometrics of a Vietnamese Pap testing survey. Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Nursing Research Proceedings, 44, 73-80. PMID: 27254888

updated 1/05/20