Duy Nguyen, PhD
Duy Nguyen is an assistant professor of social work, with professional interests in mental health services, older adults, and Asian American families.
Based at NYU's Silver School of Social Work, Dr. Nguyen is examining the mental health needs of aging Asian immigrants living in New York City. Dr. Nguyen's current research projects include an investigation of the impact of acculturation on health and mental health service use among older Asians through analyses of existing data, and research on the how sociocultural factors influence mental health disorder severity and health-seeking behaviors. His dissertation research used secondary data analysis techniques to examine the effects of age and Asian ethnicity on the use of mental health services. Previous research affiliations include the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Nguyen held an adjunct teaching position at the Columbia University School of Social Work. He has clinical experience working with clients with a range of mental health needs including children with emotional and behavioral disorders, immigrant and refugee adults and elders, and Asian Americans with severe mental illness and their families.
Dr. Nguyen received his PhD from Columbia University, and his BA and MSW from Washington University in St. Louis (MO). His dissertation research was supported by a Hartford Doctoral Fellowship. During his doctoral studies, he was a Fellow in the Council on Social Work Education's NIMH-funded Underrepresented Mental Health Minority Research Fellowship Program. At Columbia University, he was the recipient of a Ruth Fizdale Doctoral Dissertation Award.