Ngo Duc Anh MD, DrPH – Scientific Director

Dr. Ngo Duc Anh is a Health Service/Health System Specialist being trained as a physician in Vietnam. He has been leading many intervention and research projects in Vietnam that target vulnerable and marginalized populations. A key focus of his current projects is to unlock the power of big data and information and communication technology (ICT) to inform and transform the health system, healthcare delivery, and to improve patient health outcomes. He was leading two on-going projects that develop virtual platforms of care for preterm babies (E-BabyCare) and female sex workers (Mobile Connect) in Vietnam. Dr. Anh has authored 50 peer-reviewed publications.



DrPH., Public Health Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2007
MPhil., Epidemiology, University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
MIPH., International Health, University of Sydney, Australia, 2001
MD., Medicine, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam, 1994

Research Interest:

Big data research in health

Sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS

Perinatal health

Healthcare services delivery

Cardiovascular disease

Substance abuse epidemiology, prevention, and policy

Health policy and health system

Selected Research Projects


Mobile Connect – An integrated mHealth intervention to address unsafe abortion among female sex workers in Vietnam. 2019-2021. Sponsor: Grand Challenges Canada. Role: Principal Investigator


E-BabyCare – A virtual platform of care for preterm babies after discharge from neonatal intensive care units in Vietnam. 2018-2019. Sponsor: Grand Challenges Canada. Role: Principal Investigator


College Health Surveillance Network. 2016-2019. Sponsor: University of Virginia. Role: Epidemiologist/Research Director


Healthcare performance across the life span: Utilization and experiences of care of children and young people. 2015-2016. Sponsor: New South Wales State Department of Health, Australia. Role: Research Fellow

Trends in non-communicable disease risk factors and premature mortality in Pacific Island countries and predictive modelling of effects of inaction and control interventions. 2013-2016. Sponsor: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs via University of New South Wales. Role: Medical Epidemiologist/Research Fellow

Pregnancy as a stress test determining mother cardiovascular risk – A population-based data linkage study. 2013-2015.  Sponsor: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. Role: Epidemiologist/Research Fellow

Evaluation of a decade of DFID and World Bank supported HIV and AIDS programmes in Vietnam, from 2003-2012. 2013-2014. Sponsor: UK Department for International Development (DFID). Role: Investigator

Using participatory action research to engage children with disabilities and their families in developing health initiatives to improve their access to health and social services. 2010-2011. Sponsor: Wellcome Trust. Role: Principal Investigator


Data Use for Decision Making in HIV Prevention in Vietnam. 2010-2011.  PEPFAR
Role: Principal Investigator


Generating an evidence base for health policy making in Vietnam (Vietnam Evidence for Health Policy Project). 2010-2011. Sponsor: Atlantic Philanthropy. Role: Investigator

Evaluating the Reproductive Health Capacity of the Commune Health Stations
in Da Nang and Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam. 2007-2011. Sponsor: World Bank via Global Development Network. Role: Principal Investigator