Dr. Hai Van Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is a health economist. He joined the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University of Newfoundland in September 2016. Previously, Dr. Nguyen was an Assistant Professor in Health Services and Systems Research Program at Duke NUS Medical School and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Toronto. Dr. Nguyen obtained his Ph.D. in Economics specializing in Health Economics from Concordia University in 2009 after completing his Master’s degree in Economics from University of Cambridge. Dr. Nguyen has published in leading health economics, public health and medical journals and is actively involved in policy consultancy.

Research Areas of Interest:

Policy evaluation; health behaviors; economic evaluation

Teaching Areas of Interest:

Economic evaluation; health econometrics; health economics; policy evaluation

Current Projects:

• Cost effectiveness of algorithm-driven genetic testing for Mature Onset of Diabetes in Young

• Cost effectiveness of targeted peginterferon regimens compared to sofosbuvir in treating patients with chronic Hepatitis C

• Effects of economic incentives to promote medication adherence • Effects of smoking on onset of diabetes

• Effects of smoke free car laws on children’s asthma

• Effects of fitness tax credits on adult’s physical activity

Selected Publications:

Nguyen HV, Finkelstein EA, Mital S, Gardner DS. Incremental Cost-Effectiveness of Algorithm-Driven Genetic Testing Versus no Testing for Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) in Singapore. Journal of Medical Genetics. 2017; Epub ahead of print.

Nguyen HV, Tan GS, Tapp RJ, Mital S, Ting D, Wong HT, Tan C, Laude A, Tai ES, Tan NC, Finkelstein EA, Wong TY, Lamoureux EL. Cost Effectiveness of A National Telemedicine Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program in Singapore. Ophthalmology. 2016; 123(12):2571-2580

Carpenter CS, Nguyen HV. Effects of a Driver Cellphone Ban on Overall, Handheld, and Handsā€Free Cellphone Use While Driving: New Evidence from Canada. Health Economics. 2015; 24(11): 1452-1467.

Nguyen HV, Grootendorst P. Intended and Unintended Effects of Restrictions on the Sale of Cigarillos to Youth: Evidence from Canada. Tobacco Control. 2014; 24(4): 382–388.

Nguyen HV. Do Smoke-Free Car Laws Work? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment. Journal of Health Economics. 2013; 32(1): 138-148.

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