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Huong Q. Nguyen, PhD, RN

Interim Director

Division of Health Services Research & Implementation Science




Dr. Huong Nguyen is a nurse and health services researcher whose work is broadly focused on the care of older adults with chronic and serious illnesses. She is currently serving as interim director of the Division of Health Services Research & Implementation for the Department of Research & Evaluation. She is also a professor in the Department of Health Systems Science of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Dr. Nguyen conducts ongoing partnered research with operational and clinical leaders in Kaiser Permanente Southern California.  She uses observational and experimental methods to improve care processes and outcomes for older adults with multiple chronic conditions across the illness trajectory and care continuum. Her current research and evaluation efforts are focused on patient and family-centered, home and community models of geriatric-palliative care, to optimize the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers .

Areas of Focus

  • Healthy aging/ brain health
  • Chronic and serious illnesses/palliative care
  • Home and community-based support and services
  • Program evaluation/implementation science


PhD, Nursing Research
University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
San Francisco, California
MS, Epidemiology
University of Washington, School of Public Health
Seattle, Washington
BSN, Nursing
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Thoracic Society
  • Kaiser Permanente iFund, Passionate Pursuit of Innovation