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Linh Nguyen, Ph.D., MPH

Associate Professor-in-Residence of Biomedical Sciences

Dental Medicine
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Linh Nguyen, Ph.D., MPH, joined UNLV School of Dental Medicine in 2017 and teaches microbiology and immunology within the Biomedical Sciences program.

Prior to working at UNLV, Nguyen was an infectious disease epidemiologist for the Southern Nevada Health District in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her work there focused on infectious disease outbreak investigation and prevention, microbial studies that are important to public health, and laboratory surveillance for emerging pathogens. She also taught microbiology, public health, and laboratory sciences to UNLV undergraduates.

Nguyen earned her MPH in Community Health Education from University of Minnesota, and Ph.D. in Microbiology from UNLV. Her research and teaching projects aim to promote the association between oral health and the health of the community.


  • Ph.D.: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Master’s of Public Health: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities