Dr. Ly Uyen Nguyen

(Health Fellows & Scholars)

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Mental Health / Psychology
Policy & Education
Racial Equity & Healing
Asian-American & PI Communities


Ly Nguyen earned her B.A. in psychology at the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. in clinical and community psychology at the University of Maryland. As a Kellogg Health Disparities Scholar, Dr. Nguyen examined mental health services for ethnic minority youth in the grantee sites funded by the federal Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services program. From 1999-2002, she served in the U.S. House of Representatives as legislative assistant to Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott. In this capacity, she worked to develop national policy in many areas including women's and children's issues, juvenile justice, crime, health, and mental health. Her research interests include violence and violence prevention, ethnic minority issues, cultural competence and cross-cultural psychology in general.