Dr. Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems at the University of Washington. She received her B.S. in Nursing from California State University Long Beach in 1996 and her M.S. and PhD in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in 1999 and 2003. Her research interests and expertise are centered around the thoughtful use of information and communication technologies to support self-management and behavior change in older patients with chronic illnesses. She is a lead investigator on two federally funded research grants on symptom management and exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She also teaches and mentors graduate students in the School of Nursing.