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Nhan Truong

Research Associate


Nhan Truong is a Research Associate for Building Movement Project, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in research at San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health. Nhan has published several book chapters and research papers in peer-reviewed journals on health disparities in immigrant, LGB, and ethnic minority populations. Prior to joining BMP, Nhan taught psychology and conducted social justice-oriented research for over ten years. More recently, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health, where he examined how gender-role identities and sexual orientation affected substance use disorders in youth in the United States, using national longitudinal survey data from the Growing Up Today Study.

Before his work at San Diego State University, Nhan was a Research Scientist at My Brother’s Keeper, Inc., a community-based organization in Jackson, Mississippi, where he focused on analyzing data and generating reports from HIV and physical health interventions, as well as working on HIV/STI related studies in the African-American MSM community. He was also an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Tougaloo College, an undergraduate Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Tougaloo, Mississippi. Nhan holds a Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Contact Nhan at ntruong@buildingmovement.org