Dr. Emerald T. Nguyen serves as a Social and Behavioral Science Administrator in the Population and Social Processes (PSP) Branch within the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
As a PSP Program Official, she primarily oversees NIA’s macro-social trends in aging portfolio. Prior to joining NIA, Dr. Nguyen was a Data Scientist in the Division of Data Integration, Modeling, and Analytics (DIMA) at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). She served as the lead analyst on the NIH Common Fund Diversity Program Consortium and conducted a range of analyses and evaluations of NIGMS-supported programs. From 2017 to 2019, Dr. Nguyen was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in BSR at NIA. Prior to that, Dr. Nguyen was an AAAS Congressional Fellow sponsored by the American Sociological Association. While in Congress, she worked on health care policy issues and legislation. Dr. Nguyen completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California-Davis.