Bachelor of Medicine - 1996, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
Master of International Public Health - 2002, University of Sydney, Australia
PhD (Epidemiology) - 2013, Western Sydney University, Australia
Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching - 2020, University of New South Wales, Australia
I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Big Data Research in Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, with undergraduate degree in medicine and postgraduate degrees in epidemiology and international public health. Recently I completed a graduate certificate in university learning and teaching at UNSW.
Having medical training and practice background, my research aspiration is to generate innovative, high quality scientific research evidence with translational focus which will contribute to better health care provision and improved patient health outcomes. I have conducted research in diverse areas, including epidemiology, health services utilisation and patient health outcomes, pharmacoepidemiology, evaluation of health interventions and programmes, systematic review and general practice research.
Over the last 12 years, I have extensively used complex and large-scale routine data collections for research, for example hospital admissions, perinatal and pregnancy, Medicare Benefits Schedules (MBS), Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), electronic medical records and registry data. Having expertise in the analysis of routine data and data linkage methods, I have been supervising higher research degree students and teaching in professional development and postgraduate courses in these areas.
Currently, I am involved in the development of the 'Join Us' register, the first Australian electronic research register for people aged 18 years or over who are interested in taking part in health research. The 'Join Us' register will be a national research resource to engage Australian adults in health and medical research in a timely manner. This initiative will transform engagement of many Australians in research and have positive impact on research productivity, efficiency and patient outcomes.
Australasian Epidemiology Association, Mid-Career International Travel Award, 2016
Australian Postgraduate Award and Western Sydney University, Scholarship for PhD study, 2011-2013
UK Medical Research Council Population Health Sciences Network, the Population Health Methods and Challenges Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Early Career Research Award, 2012
Western Sydney University, PhD student International Travel Award, 2012
Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, the 6th Research and Teaching Showcase, Sydney, Best poster, 2011
University of Sydney, Cross Cultural Public Health Research Award, 2010
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Scholarship for Masters Degree of International Public Health study, 2001-2002.
2018: Small shared grant scheme, funded through the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing (CREMA). Leveraging Australian linked data on medicine exposures in pregnany for multinational comparisons: Use of antipsychotics in pregnancy; $27,650. CIs: Schaffer, Havard, Pearson, Tran, Raichand, Zoega, Buckley.
2017: Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care. Rapid environmental scan and literature review on avoidable hospital readmission indicators; $51,830. CIs: Jorm, Tran, Havard.
2012-2017: NHMRC (#1028543). Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation during pregnancy and the inter-pregnancy period: a population-based cohort study; $620,950. CIs: Havard, Jorm, Preen, Daube, Kemp, Einarsdottir, Randall, Tran.
2014-2015: HealthDirect Australia. Mapping the outcomes of calls to "healthdirect Australia"; $321,170. CIs Jorm, Tran, Gibson, Havard.
2013-2014: Western Sydney University Early Career Seeding Grant. Use of primary care and hospitalisation in older Australian culturally and linguistically diverse populations with type 2 diabetes; $7,500. CI Tran.
2011-2012: Western Sydney University. Enhancing evidence-based practice skills among nurses: Evaluation of teaching methods; $10,000. CIs Fernandez, Tran, Ramjan, Ho, Gill.