Toan H. Ha, M.D., Dr.P.H.Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
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 extensive experience in international health, public health practice and research and behavioral epidemiology to the department. Before joining the department, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in social and behavioral aspects of HIV/AIDS and epidemiology 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.
|M.D.||Medical Faculty, Tay Nguyen University, Vietnam||Medicine|
|Other||Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark||International Health|
|Dr.P.H.||University of Texas School of Public Health||Public Health|
|Postdoctoral||Virginia Commonwealth University||Postdoc Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Community Health|
|Postdoctoral||UConn School of Medicine||Postdoc Fellow, Alcohol use and ART adherence|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Viet Nam Education Foundation Summer Travel Grant to teach a summer training course in Viet Nam||Viet 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, Denmark||University of Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Name & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|Search Committee Assistant/Associate Professor in Community-Based Research||Other||Member||UConn Health||University||2019||2020|
Dr. Ha's research interests include adolescent and youth sexual risky behaviors, social and behavioral aspects of HIV, risk networks for HIV infection, HIV-related alcohol and substance use, mental health, oral health, and kidney diseases.
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Data Review, Consensus Development and Finalization of The Lancet Commission on Stroke in Low and Middle-Income Countries||Other||The Rockefeller Foundation||2020||Bellagio, Italy|
|Successful Approaches to Reduce Tobacco Consumption in Male PLHIV patients attending Indian ART Centers||Poster||2018 SRNT Annual Meeting Baltimore, Maryland Center||2018||Maryland, MD, USA|
|Identifying the risks of transmission by HIV positive men on ART treatment in India||Poster||9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights||2017||Vietnam|
|Multilevel interventions for improving women’s sexual health in an economically marginal area of Mumbai, India||Poster||9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights||2017||Vietnam|
|Depression among alcohol consuming, HIV positive men on ART treatment in India||Talk||Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights||2017||Vietnam|