Maihan Vu, DrPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Health Behavior
Director of Formative Research Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Qualitative Research Specialist, CHAI Core Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

T:(919) 966-9793

maihan.vu@unc.edu

1700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

CB #7426

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

USA

Maihan Vu is director of formative research and director of the Qualitative Research Unit for the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She also serves as a qualitative research specialist for the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Communications for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI) Core.

Dr. Vu leads various formative and process evaluation components for community-based intervention research studies. She has expertise in qualitative research methods; program evaluation with an emphasis on formative assessment and process evaluation; development and evaluation of community based interventions for promoting health behaviors; factors affecting patient and provider decision making; and innovative applications of strategies for translating evidence into practice. She has been involved in qualitative training for numerous multi-site NIH and CDC studies.

Teaching Interests

UNC School of Medicine, Guest Lecturer, Critical Appraisal of the Health Literature

Research Activities

Community-based participatory research
Medical decision making
Obesity prevention and control
Public health studies
Qualitative research methods

Service Activities

Community-based participatory research
Medical decision making
Obesity prevention and control
Public health studies
Qualitative research methods

Staff/Administrative Duties

Advise students on special projects
Collaborate on research with faculty

Education

DrPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

MPH, Health Promotional Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1998