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Hoa T. Nguyen


Doctoral Student

Hoa T. Nguyen is a PHD student and a scientific staff member at HIGH since 2014. She has diverse background in Health Financing, Social Security and Global Health. Her primary research interest is economic evaluation of complex health interventions. Hoa T. Nguyen has experience with both impact evaluation and cost analysis and having conducted an economic evaluation of user fee exemption policies in sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently working on assessing the economic implications, health impact and cost-effectiveness of the implementation of a new treatment guideline for early breast cancer patient in Germany.  Beyond economic evaluation, Hoa T. Nguyen has led a research project aimed at assessing poor people’s preferences for social health insurance benefit package in Vietnam. Prior to her academic engagement at HIGH, Hoa T. Nguyen worked for several years as research assistant in Vietnam in the area of child protection at UNICEF, health financing at the World Health Organization, and HIV/AIDs prevention at CARE International.


Since 2014 PhD student, University of Heidelberg, Institute of Global Health
2011 2011 Master of Science in International Health (MScIH), Heidelberg Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2007 Post-graduate Training in Social Security, GIZ, Germany
2001 Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies, Hanoi University of Foreign Studies


Nguyen, H. T., Luu, T. V., Leppert, G. and De Allegri, M. (2017). Community preferences for a social health insurance benefit package: an exploratory study among the uninsured in Vietnam. BMJ Global Health 2, e000277, doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000277.

Nguyen, H. T., Zombré, D., Ridde, V. and De Allegri, M. (2018). The impact of reducing and eliminating user fees on facility-based delivery: a controlled interrupted time series in Burkina Faso. Health Policy and Planning 33, 948-956, doi: 10.1093/heapol/czy077.

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