Upcoming Events

The theme of the 9th ICPH-GMS (2017), Yangon is “Adopting Healthy Lifestyle: Combating Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)”. NCDs are the leading causes of death in the GMS countries at present and they create enormous health burden with serious socioeconomic implications.

Hội nghị khoa học nhân dịp 10 năm thành lập bệnh viện Quận Thủ Đức với chủ đề: “Tăng cường chất lượng chăm sóc và an toàn người bệnh dựa vào bằng chứng” sẽ được tổ chức vào ngày 30/9/2017 tại thành phố Hồ Chí Minh...

Updating the 5th AHLA International Health Literacy Conference, 12th - 14th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

This kick-off meeting is organised to start officially the four year transdisciplinary research project Scaling-up nutrition-sensitive agricultural initiatives in mountainous areas in Vietnam and Lao PDR  a collaboration of...

Viện Nghiên cứu Sức khỏe Cộng đồng xin thông báo đến quý cơ quan về việc đăng ký nộp đề cương nghiên cứu năm 2017 như sau...

Recent works

People recovering from a first episode of schizophrenia in Hue and Da Nang
A study of their functioning in family, work and community life, and the factors that influence it.
“Why medical research needs ethical approval” – Professor Tran Tinh Hien
The program attracted the attention and participation of lecturers from the Faculty of Public Health and more than 40...
Nghiệm thu đề tài do Viện NCSKCĐ hỗ trợ
Trong ngày 17/06 và 27/06, Viện Nghiên cứu Sức khỏe Cộng đồng tổ chức nghiệm thu các đề tài nghiên cứu khoa học do Viện...
The ICHR supports study "SILICOSIS DISEASE AT STONE MINING AND PROCESSING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MANUFACTURING FACTORIES" in Binh Dinh province
A cross-sectional study was conducted on 247 workers at Binh De construction stone manufacturing cooperative and Tuy...
Health risk due to food contamination induced by urban flood - PhD student: Nguyen Thanh Gia
Hue city is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong (perfume) river. The rainy season is from August to...
Nguyen Minh Tam

Nguyen Minh Tam

Research Fellows

NGUYEN MINH TAM, MD, MPH, PhD

ICHR Research Fellow

Vice-head, Center of Family Medicine

Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health

Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Head, Office for Science, Technology and International Relations

Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Dr. Nguyen Minh Tam graduated from Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 2001. In 2005, he obtained MPH degree at the University of Queensland and in 2011 PhD degree at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His PhD thesis is the first study of its kind in Vietnam and one of a limited number of studies conducted in developing countries that examines the drinking patterns, perceptions of drink-driving and the risk of traffic injury after alcohol consumption. The results provide convincing evidence to policy makers, health authorities and the media to help raise community awareness and policy advocacy toward the drink- driving problem in Vietnam. He has been working as principal investigator and consultant in different projects of WHO, World Bank, East Asia Development Network, Road Traffic Injury Research Network (RTIRN) and Handicap International helping to tackle this drink-driving problem.

In parallel to this, Dr. Tam has been involved in the development of Family Medicine at Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy and in Vietnam. The success of the Family Medicine project at Hue UMP contributed to systemic improvements in the primary health care system through grassroots-conceived and government-endorsed pilot programs designed to support these new specialists. Lessons from this project are helping to inform the national debate on best practices in the education of primary health care staff and the future delivery of primary care services at all levels of the Vietnam health care system. He is a member of the Board to develop the national expansion of the Family Medicine program in Vietnam. 

 

Name: NGUYEN MINH TAM

Doctor of Medicine, 1995-2001, Hue University, College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Viet Nam

Master of Public Health, 2004-2005, The University of Queensland, Australia

PhD in Public Health, 2007 – 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  • 2015 to present: Vice-head, Center of Family Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Hue, Vietnam
  • 2015 to present: Head, Office for Research and International Relations, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Hue, Vietnam
  • 2001 to present: Lecturer and researcher, Faculty of Public Health, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Hue, Vietnam
  • 4/2008 to present: Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Hue, Vietnam
  • 3/2010 to 2014: Deputy Head, Office for Research and International Relations, College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, Hue, Vietnam
  • Principal Investigator/Consultant/Coordinator:

‘Health Education Transforming Initiative to Strengthen Primary Health Care System in Vietnam’, Coordinator, Project funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies and China Medical Board, 2011 – 2015

‘Improving the Primary Health Care System at the Rural Commune Level Through Development of an Innovative Medical Education Program’, Coordinator, Project in collaboration with Boston University, 2008 - 2014

‘Pre-feasibility Assessment for Setting up a Model of Detection and Care of Children with Disability Integrated in the Existing Primary Health Care System in Danang’, Consultant, Project of Danang Health Services, 2011

‘Raising Awareness of Patrons and Community on Risks of Driving after Drinking using Breath Test Results in Ha Nam and NinhBinh Provinces’, Principal Investigator, Grant funded by the World Health Organization, 2011

‘Identifying Cost-Effective Interventions to Reduce the Burden of Drink-driving in Vietnam’, Principal Investigator, Research Grant funded by the East Asia Development Network, 2010 - 2011

‘Raising Awareness of Patrons and Community on Risks of Driving after Drinking using Breath Test Results in Danang’,Principal Investigator, Grant funded by the World Health Organization, 2010

‘Phase-end Evaluation of Area Development Program in Lang Chanh District, ThanhHoa Province’,Consultant, the World Vision, 2009

‘Pre-intervention Assessment of Primary Health Care and Prevention Services at Commune Level in ThuaThien Hue Province, Vietnam’,Consultant, Population Council, 2007

‘Pre-intervention Assessment of Area Development Program in Hai Lang District, Quang Tri Province’,Consultant, the World Vision, 2006

  • Awards and Honours

      Vietnamese Youth Talent Award, 2010, Vietnamese Central Youth Union

Young Doctor of the Year 2009 Award, Vietnamese Youth Association and Ministry of Health (Vietnam), 2009

‘Grants for Junior Researchers’ by the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network (World Bank and Global Forum for Health Research), 2008

First Prize, 14th National Youth Congress on Medicine and Pharmacy (Vietnam), 2008

QUT – Vietnam Public Health Education Research Award, Queensland University of Technology (funded by Atlantic Philanthropies), 2007

Australasian College of Tropical Medicine Medal (Australia), 2005

Gary Quayle Memorial Prize for excellence in student research by The University of Queensland (Australia), 2005

For publications by this staff member, visit ICHR Publication