Tung Nguyen, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor, Research – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA)

Dr. Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A general internist with a panel of diverse patients, Dr. Nguyen teaches medicine, health equity, and community-based participatory research (CBPR). He has conducted CBPR and intervention research with diverse populations including Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans on cancer control, tobacco control, hepatitis B and C screening, nutrition and physical activity, and end-of-life care.

At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Nguyen is Co-Leader of the Cancer Control Program and Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. At the UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, he is Director of the Research Action Group for Equity (RAGE) Core, which aims to increase diversity among research participants. Dr. Nguyen is Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH). He was a Principal Investigator of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART), a national center funded by the NCI from 2000 to 2016. Dr. Nguyen is a Principal Investigator for SFBUILD, an NIH-funded partnership between San Francisco State University and UCSF to diversify the health research workforce and has served as a faculty and mentor for the NIA-funded UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities and the UCSF National Clinical Scholars Program. Through these roles, Dr. Nguyen has addressed health disparities and health equity through research, training, and community engagement.

Dr. Nguyen served as a Commissioner on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2011 to 2014 and as the Chair of the Commission from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Nguyen is a recipient of the UCSF Chancellor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.