Phuong Hong Nguyen is a Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Her research interests are in the area of maternal and child health and nutrition. Dr. Nguyen is involved in the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation component of Alive & Thrive, a multi-year initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote optimal infant and young child feeding practices in several countries. In this capacity Dr. Nguyen manages the Vietnam- and Bangladesh-based evaluation activities, including cluster-randomized impact evaluation, mixed-method process evaluation and costing research. Currently Dr. Nguyen is a team leader of the Data and Evidence to Support Policy Implementation component for POSHAN II - Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition. She is also leading the evaluation for Maternal Nutrition Interventions in Bangladesh and India.
Dr. Nguyen received her MD from Thai Nguyen Medical School in Vietnam and her PhD in Nutrition and Health Sciences from Emory University. Before joining IFPRI in 2009 she worked as an obstetrician for over 12 years in Vietnam. Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese