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Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong is a tenured Associate Professor at Washington State University College of Nursing and the Director of the Culturally Safe Didactic Dialogue Circles Program and a Director of the Health and Education Program for Micronesian Islanders. Dr. Nguyen-Truong’s most significant contributions are anti-racism advocacy and community-based participatory research. She is a Board Advisor of the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Pacific Islander & Asian Family Center and Senior Fellow of the Coalition of Communities of Color Leaders Bridges. Dr. Nguyen-Truong’s multi-disciplinary/cross-sectoral partnerships translated funded research initiatives and advocacy leadership–ally-ship with diverse communities helped drove policy changes to improve the wrap around healthcare and services delivery infrastructures informed by disaggregated data. These resulted in addressing complex experiences of historical trauma-diaspora and race-based stress and racial trauma and building on strengths of communities. Her publications, including web op-eds, on innovative culturally safe research engagement curricula/models, including transformative mentoring of community leaders and nurses prepared to advance health equity through paradigm shifting of community cultural wealth and anti-racism, are adopted regionally/nationally/internationally. 

Dr. Nguyen-Truong holds a BSN from Linfield College Good Samaritan School of Nursing. She completed a PhD and her Postdoctoral Fellowship from Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing.


Connie Nguyen-Truong


Associate Professor

Washington State University


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