Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH

Anh Tran
Vice Chief of Education

Anh N. Tran, PhD, MPH, Vice Chief of Education of the Duke Division of Community Health in the Department of Community & Family Medicine. Dr Tran is Director of the Duke Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program and the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program and was pivotal in the redesign and implementation of the longitudinal Community Health curriculum of the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program. She also directs the Community Health Elective Course for medical students, Community Engagement Practicum for the Master of Biomedical Sciences Program and serves as the Third Year Study Program Director for the School of Medicine’s Primary Care Leadership Track, which trains students to become primary care leaders ready and able to conduct community-engaged population health improvement. As Co-Investigator on an Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) multi-institution grant, Dr. Tran developed web-based education modules, made available in 2012, for health professional trainees on the key concepts of community engaged research and translating research to practice. In addition, she directs the education/training pillar of the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, which is a multidisciplinary center that fosters collaboration among community partners, researchers, and health system leaders in order to better understand how to sustain improvements in community and population health over the long term.

Dr. Tran also has over 15 years of experience in implementing and evaluating community-engaged research studies and public health intervention programs aimed at improving the health status of communities which face the greatest health inequities. She has conducted social and behavioral science research in both domestic and international settings, and topics have included lay health advisor programs, culturally competent health care, cross cultural medicine, patient-provider interaction, mental health services, and chronic and infectious disease prevention. Dr Tran earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Philosophy minor from Oklahoma State University.  She later received her MPH degree in Community Health Sciences from University of California-Los Angeles and spent time in Vietnam as a NIH Fogarty International Center research fellow. While completing her PhD degree in Health Behavior and Health Education at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), Dr. Tran received fellowship training support from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Control and Education Program, administered through UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.