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Dieu-My T. Tran, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Associate Professor with Tenure

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Associate Professor Dr. Dieu-My Tran joined the School of Nursing in Fall 2016. As a nurse scientist, Tran’s findings have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of American College Health, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Journal of Nursing Measurement, Journal of Community Health, and Biological Research for Nursing, and she has presented her work during various national and international conferences. Clinically, she worked as a medical/surgical telemetry staff nurse. Currently, she also serves as the Division Board President of the American Heart Association in Las Vegas.


Dr. Tran’s research focuses on cardiovascular risk factors among young adults and college students. Dr. Tran has validated two existing questionnaires intended to assess knowledge and perception about cardiovascular risk factors, the Heart Disease Fact Questionnaire (HDFQ) and Heart Beliefs related to Cardiovascular Disease (HBCVD), among her targeted populations.

Classes Taught

Dr. Tran has taught courses in anatomy & physiology, fundamentals of nursing, pharmacology in nursing, theories and models in nursing, nursing research, nutrition and development across the lifespan, and medical/surgical telemetry. Currently, she teaches Nutrition and Development Across the Lifespan and Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing I and II within the undergraduate program.

Education Background

Dr. Tran earned her bachelor’s and doctoral degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, respectively.

Research or Scholarship

Dr. Tran’s work identifies and measures risk factors related to cardiovascular disease among college students, and includes designing and developing a cardiovascular risk reduction program to decrease cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity as that population ages (e.g. Blood pressure reduction intervention using mHealth). She also employs cluster analysis techniques to identify subgroups of college students who should be targeted for a cardiovascular risk reduction program. Dr. Tran participated in an R01 data set, completed a secondary analysis related to the Rural Women Study, and published as first author.

Awards, recognitions, or group affiliations

Dr. Tran’s professional accomplishments include the Nursing Excellence Award, 50 under 50 Award, Nellie House Craven Scholarship for an Academic Nursing Career, Sigma Theta Tau International - Pi Gamma Chapter Research Award, Christine Heide Sorensen Excellence in Nursing Fund Fellowship Award, and College of Nursing Dean’s Award for MNRS Research Poster Presentation.