Ngan Nguyen, Ph.D., CHSE 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

Ngan Nguyen joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in November 2020 as an assistant professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies. She will be teaching human anatomy to medical students. 

Prior to joining OUWB, Ngan served as the Learning Measurement and Assessment Consultant at OhioHealth (Columbus, Ohio, USA) where she designed and implemented the Return on Learning initiative – a multifaceted program created to increase the value of learning and development at OhioHealth. The Return on Learning initiative gained national and international recognition by winning several Excellence awards from the Brandon Hall Group as well as Best Practice status by the ROI Institute. 

Ngan received her M.Sc. and Ph.D.  in Clinical Anatomy from Western University (London, Ontario, Canada). Following her graduate career, Ngan completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western University (London, Ontario, Canada) and a surgical simulation fellowship (sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Accredited Educational Institute) with OhioHealth, 

Ngan is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and American College of Surgeons’ Simulation Fellowship Committee. 

Contact Information:
Office 454 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3680
Email: ngannguyen@oakland.edu

Specialties:
Anatomical science, medical education, simulation-based education, learning and development, measurement and evaluation

Education: 
Ph.D., Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University, London, ON, Canada
M.Sc., Anatomy and Cell Biology, Western University, London, ON, Canada 
B.Sc., Biomedical Sciences, University of Waterloo, Kitchener, ON, Canada

Research Interests:
Ngan’s research interests into two categories: 1) learning and development (L&D) and 2) measurement and evaluation. 

Regarding L&D, Ngan is interested in understanding how best to design L&D programs (both simulation-based and non-simulation based) to improve learning (i.e., acquisition of knowledge and skills), application (i.e., transfer of knowledge and skills from the learning environment to the job), and business and healthcare impacts (i.e., the results of application on key business and healthcare metrics). 

Regarding measurement and evaluation, Ngan is interested in understanding how best to measure and show the value of L&D programs to key stakeholders.