Victoria O. Nguyen



Victoria O. Nguyen, MSW and PhD Candidate at Columbia University, specializes in the behavioral and mental health of women, children, and adolescents. She holds extensive training in culturally competent therapeutic care for underserved populations from Columbia University School of Social Work and patient-oriented research and clinical science from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health. Much of her work focuses on the social and biological underpinnings of depression, anxiety, and other types of psychopathologies. Her research seeks to develop new prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options that promote brain health across the lifespan.
She has been awarded the Kirschstein-NRSA TL1 Fellowship from the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University Medical Center and was named a Horowitz Early Career Scholar, a prestigious national award by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) recognizing promising early career scholars in the field of developmental sciences.

At SIG, Victoria is contributing to the work of Dr. Alissa Davis on the Adolescent Responses to COVID-19 (ARC) 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.