Victoria O. Nguyen



Victoria O. Nguyen, LMSW, MPhil, PhD Candidate at Columbia University, specializes in behavioral and mental health. She is a licensed clinician with extensive training in advanced practice at Columbia University School of Social Work and patient-oriented research and clinical science at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons through the National Institutes of Health TL1 Fellowship.

Her work bridges research and clinical practice to investigate the social, environmental, and physiological determinants underlying psychiatric disorders, particularly among women, adolescents, and young people. Her research aims to develop theory-based translational interventions to deliver timely, personalized behavior change and improve clinical care practices. Her work is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and is affiliated with the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She was named a Horowitz Early Career Scholar, a national award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) recognizing early-career investigators.

At the Social Intervention Group (SIG), Victoria is contributing to the work of Dr. Alissa Davis on the Adolescent Responses to COVID-19 study, which aims to examine adolescents' stress responses via mobile app and smartwatch physiological assessment measures and evaluate the impact of a mobile mental health app on adolescent mental health outcomes.