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Toan H. Ha, M.D., Dr.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Community Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Community Medicine and Health Care
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Dr. Ha received a Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) from the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston; a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Tay Nguyen University, Vietnam; and a Master of International Health (MIH) from Copenhagen University, Denmark. 

He brings an extensive experience in international health, public health practice and research to the department. Before joining department, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He previously worked at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the United National Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Children's Fund in Vietnam. He has been working in the area of sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS for the past 15 years as a researcher, program manager, and policy advocate in the U.S. and Vietnam.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
M.D.Medical Faculty, Tay Nguyen University, VietnamMedicine
OtherInstitute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, DenmarkInternational Health
Dr.P.H.University of Texas School of Public HealthPublic Health

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
PostdoctoralVirginia Commonwealth UniversityPostdoc Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Viet Nam Education Foundation Summer Travel Grant to teach a summer training course in Viet NamViet Nam Education Foundation
Viet Nam Education Foundation Fellowship for Doctoral Program in Public Health, (2004-2008)University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) Fellowship for Master Program in International Health at the University of Copenhagen, DenmarkUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr. Ha's research interests include adolescent and youth sexual risky behaviors, social and behavioral aspects of HIV, risk networks for HIV infection and HIV-related substance use.

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