La Ngoc Ðoàn, PhD, MPH is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Population Health Section for Health Equity at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Her work is centered on the structural determinants of health and has focused on cardiovascular disease and psychosocial factors, including quality of life and depression, among Asian American older adults and how neighborhood deprivation modifies the impact of these determinants. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in analysis of complex datasets, with a focus on aging and aging-related processes, immigrant health, and social environments.
She is a Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Equity Scholar and serves as Program Chair (in training) for the American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging and Public Health Section. Dr. Doan received her PhD in Public Health, Health Promotion and Health Behavior, and minor in Biological Data Sciences from Oregon State University. She received her MPH from Touro University California, and her BA from UC Berkeley.