Monique Nguyen

Monique Nguyen

Research Staff at the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care Outcomes and Research

117 Encina Commons
Stanford, CA 94305

Research Interests

Using technology and patient-centered design thinking to 1) improve the performance of our health system and access to quality, personalized, and inclusive healthcare services and resources for vulnerable populations; 2) address population health disparities and promote, sustainable prevention-based healthcare infrastructure and services


Monique graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Science and Management and a sequence in Biotechnology. She was a Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar, founded the Global Public Health Club, and competed on the Varsity Volleyball and Track and Field teams. After graduating, Monique was a Consulting Analyst at Mercer for one year. Then Monique worked on data-driven performance improvements in the Department of Public Health and San Francisco Public Works as a San Francisco Fellow (program previously called City Hall Fellows).  
Monique finds meaning in improving personalized healthcare and quality of life innovations as experienced in her past research: Personalizing diabetes prevention programs using lifestyle coaching, Cognitive Mapping, GIS, and a phone app in Riverside County, California; Tobacco cessation programs in at-risk populations in California; Evaluation of non-profit adolescent sexual and reproductive health education and services in Ecuador and Argentina.  She now continues investigating how consumer and health technology can improve prevention-focused healthcare and health outcomes for vulnerable populations at the Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention.
In her free time, Monique enjoys nature, playing volleyball, making art, and volunteering on the Advisory Board of Youth Technology Health based in Oakland, California.