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Lan Ðoàn, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

health equity, social determinants of health, community-based participatory research, racial/ethnic health disparities, neighborhoods, immigrant health

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Section for Health Equity at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. 

I am a social epidemiologist with training and applied experience in conducting community-based participatory research (CBPR) working with minoritized racial and ethnic, low-income and immigrant communities. My research is centered on the structural drivers of health with a focus on cardiovascular disease and psychosocial factors, including quality of life and depression. I specifically examine populations of older adults, with a particular focus on Asian American and immigrant communities, and how neighborhood environments modify determinants of health across the life course. My research is motivated by a commitment to advancing health equity for historically marginalized communities through community-engaged and participatory action research and collaborations.

I currently serve on the Resources Centers of Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) National Coordinating Center Scientific Advisory Board. I was previously an Associate Fellow in the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and served on the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging and Public Health Section Program Planning committee. 

I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Population Health at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. I previously earned my BA in Integrative Biology and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, MPH in Community Health and Education from Touro University California and PhD in Health Promotion and Heath Behavior with a minor in Biological Data Science from Oregon State University. 



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PhD from Oregon State University

NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Population Health, Section for Health Equity

Ðoàn, Lan N; Chong, Stella K; Misra, Supriya; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

American journal of public health. AJPH. 2021 10; 111(S3):S224-S231

Chebli, Perla; Đoàn, Lan N; Thompson, Rachel L; Chin, Matthew; Sabounchi, Nasim; Foster, Victoria; Huang, Terry T K; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Cancer causes & control. ccc. 2023 Dec; 34(12):1043-1058

Wong, Jennifer A; Yi, Stella S; Kwon, Simona C; Islam, Nadia S; Trinh-Shevrin, Chau; Ðoàn, Lan N

Health equity. 2022 Apr; 6(1):278-290

Chin, Matthew K; Ðoàn, Lan N; Russo, Rienna G; Roberts, Timothy; Persaud, Sonia; Huang, Emily; Fu, Lauren; Kui, Kiran Y; Kwon, Simona C; Yi, Stella S

Epidemiologic reviews. 2023 Dec 20; 45(1):127-139

Ðoàn, Lan N; Takata, Yumie; Hooker, Karen; Mendez-Luck, Carolyn; Irvin, Veronica L

Journals of gerontology. Series A. Biological sciences & medical sciences. 2022 02 03; 77(2):299-309

Ðoàn, Lan N; Takata, Yumie; Mendez-Luck, Carolyn A; Hooker, Karen; Irvin, Veronica L

Journal of aging & health. 2022 Aug 18; 8982643221118440