Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen

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B.S. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
M.P.H. Boston University School of Public Health
D.Sc. Boston University School of Public Health

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General Field of Work:


Affiliations other than medicine:

Section of Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit
Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research

Contact information:

Office: Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training Unit
Lab: 650 Albany Street, Suite X200
Phone: (617)-638-5180
Fax: (617)-638-5239


Epidemiology, Methodology, Risk Factors, Osteoarthritis, Knee Pain, Falls

Summary of academic interest:

Application of epidemiologic and analytic methods within topical areas that have ranged from maternal and child health to geriatrics. Current research involves the study of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly osteoarthritis and knee Pain, in relation to physical function and risk of falls and fractures in older adults.

Recent Publications:

Dufour AB, Broe KE, Nguyen US, Gagnon GR, Hillstrom HJ, Kivell E, Walker AH, Hannan MT. Foot Pain: Is Current or Past Shoewear a Factor? Arthritis Rheum 2009;61(10):1352-1358. PMID: 19790125 .

Nguyen US, Rothman KJ, Demissie S, Jackson DJ, Lang JM, Ecker JL. Transfers among Women Intending a Birth Center Delivery in the San Diego Birth Center Study. J of Midwifery and Women’s Health 2009;54(2):104-110. PMID: 19249655.

Nguyen US, Rothman KJ, Demissie S, Jackson DJ, Lang JM, Ecker JL. Epidural analgesia and risk of cesarean and operative vaginal deliveries in nulliparous and multiparous women. Mat Child Health J 2010;14(5):705-12. PMID: 19760498.

Nguyen US, Hillstrom HJ, Li W, Dufour AB, Kiel DP, Procter-Gray E, Gagnon MM, Hannan MT. Factors associated with Hallux Valgus in a Population-Based Study of Older Women and Men: the MOBILIZE Boston Study. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2010;18:41-46. PMID: 19747997.

Kelsey JL, Berry SD, Procter-Gray E, Quach L, Nguyen US, Li W, Kiel DP, Lipsitz LA, Hannan MT. Indoor and Outdoor Falls in Older Adults Are Different: The Maintenance of Balance, Independent Living, Intellect, and Zest in the Elderly of Boston Study. J of Am Geriatrics Soc 2010;58(11):2135-41. PMID: 20831726.

Kelsey JL, Procter-Gray E, Nguyen US, Li W, Kiel D, Hannan MT. Footwear and Indoor Falls Among Older Individuals in the MOBILIZE Boston Study. Footwear Sciences. First published on: 20 July 2010 (iFirst)To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/19424280.2010.491074. URL: