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

Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Academic Office Location:
Public Health Sciences
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 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.

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
PostdoctoralUConn School of MedicinePostdoc Fellow, Alcohol use and ART adherence

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
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Search Committee Assistant/Associate Professor in Community-Based ResearchOtherMemberUConn HealthUniversity20192020

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.

Journal Articles

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Data Review, Consensus Development and Finalization of The Lancet Commission on Stroke in Low and Middle-Income CountriesOtherThe Rockefeller Foundation2020Bellagio, Italy
Successful Approaches to Reduce Tobacco Consumption in Male PLHIV patients attending Indian ART CentersPoster2018 SRNT Annual Meeting Baltimore, Maryland Center2018Maryland, MD, USA
Identifying the risks of transmission by HIV positive men on ART treatment in IndiaPoster9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights2017Vietnam
Multilevel interventions for improving women’s sexual health in an economically marginal area of Mumbai, IndiaPoster9th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights2017Vietnam
Depression among alcohol consuming, HIV positive men on ART treatment in IndiaTalkAsia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights2017Vietnam