Thuy Dieu Nguyen

I am a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. I specialize in health services research and health economics.

My research primarily focuses on applying rigorous econometric methods and using novel datasets to evaluate policies and behavioral change surrounding the U.S. opioid epidemic, including pharmaceutical policies, incentive issues regarding clinicians, prescribing behavior, and health outcomes. I have extensive work examining dispensing patterns and access to providers of medications to treat opioid use disorder. I am currently the multiple PI of a National Institute on Drug Abuse R01 project to evaluate the effect of insurance barriers on treatment pattern and overdose risk among privately insured and Medicaid patients with opioid use disorder.

I acquired doctoral training in Economics from Maastricht University and post-doctoral training in health policy from Indiana University. I also received my MPA degree from Indiana University and Bachelor’s degree from the National Economics University in Vietnam, my home country.

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