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Staff Research Associate

Minhxuan Tran is the project manager for the Mental Health Services Act Outcome Measures Project. Prior, she has worked in collaborative research and advocacy roles with the Orange County Strategic Plan for Aging, the Orange County Health Care Agency Women’s Health Project, and Alzheimer’s Orange County. In 2018, she conducted the first exploratory study on osteoarthritis in rural Thai communities as a Visiting Scholar for the National Institutes of Health Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training program. She has also studied psychosocial contributors to mental health with Midlife in the United States (MIDUS), a national longitudinal study of health and well-being. Minhxuan holds a Master’s of Public Health from CSU Fullerton and a Bachelor of Science in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity from UC Davis.


  • Mental Health Services Act Outcome Measures Project


  • Visiting Scholar, Minority Health & Health Disparities International Training Program Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Graduate Commencement Speaker, California State University, Fullerton


  • University of California, San Diego, (2018). Orange County Referral Guide for Older Roadway Users. San Diego, CA: Center for Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety.
  • Tran MT, and Piazza JR. Optimism is associated with diurnal cortisol trajectories. American Psychosomatic Society: 76thAnnual Scientific Meeting. 2018 Mar: A67.
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