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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Thach Tran is a research fellow at the Women’s and Global Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and the recipient of the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. Currently, he was awarded a Monash Strategic Bridging Fellowship by Monash University. He also has more than ten years’ experience as a public health research officer in Vietnam, working for the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD, 1998-2010).

His research focuses on social determinants of women’s mental health, child health, nutrition and development in early childhood in low- and middle-income countries, and measurement in health sciences.

Dr Tran established a global public health research team including two postdoctoral fellows, four HDR students and three research assistants. The team is conducting two NHMRC-funded research programs in Vietnam: the Learning Clubs research program for women’s health and child health and development and a cluster-randomised controlled trial of the Resourceful Adolescent Program – Vietnamese Version to improve adolescent mental health. The team is also undertaking secondary analyses of data from existing longitudinal studies in Australia (The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children; Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children; and Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health) and multi-country studies (The Demographic and Health Surveys and UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys).

Dr Tran has supervised to successful completion 3 PhD students at Monash University. As a member of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine expert statistical advisors’ group, he has contributed substantially to the design and analysis of many PhD students and colleagues’ research projects. Dr Tran is a World Health Organization expert adviser in early childhood development and maternal mental health. He is an Academic Editor of PLOS ONE and BMC Public Health.

Education/Academic qualification

International Health, PhD, University of Melbourne

External positions

The Deputy Director (Research), Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD)

Research Fellow, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Research area keywords

  • Public Health
  • common mental disorders
  • infant development
  • micronutrient deficiencies
  • pregnancy
  • vietnam
  • Social determinants of health
  • low- and middle-income countries

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Projects 2014 2021

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 61 Article
  • 7 Commissioned Report
  • 2 Review Article
  • 1 Other contribution

Assistance for parents with unsettled infants in Central Vietnam: a qualitative investigation of health professionals' perspectives

Murray, L., Tran, T., Van Thang, V., McDonald, N., Beggs, S. & Fisher, J., 20 May 2019, In : BMC Pediatrics. 19, 1, 10 p., 160.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Co-morbid anaemia and stunting among children of pre-school age in low- and middle-income countries: a syndemic

Tran, T. D., Biggs, B-A., Holton, S., Nguyen, H. T. M., Hanieh, S. & Fisher, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Public Health Nutrition. 22, 1, p. 35-43 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Comparison of major depression diagnostic classification probability using the SCID, CIDI, and MINI diagnostic interviews among women in pregnancy or postpartum: An individual participant data meta-analysis

Levis, B., McMillan, D., Sun, Y., He, C., Rice, D. B., Ankur, K., Wu, Y., Azar, M., Sanchez, T. A., Chiovitti, M. J., Bhandari, P. M., Neupane, D., Saadat, N., Riehm, K. E., Imran, M., Boruff, J. T., Cuijpers, P., Gilbody, S., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Kloda, L. A. & 64 others, Patten, S. B., Shrier, I., Ziegelstein, R. C., Comeau, L., Mitchell, N. D., Tonelli, M., Vigod, S. N., Aceti, F., Alvarado, R., Alvarado-Esquivel, C., Bakare, M. O., Barnes, J., Beck, C. T., Bindt, C., Boyce, P. M., Bunevicius, A., Castro e Couto, T., Chaudron, L. H., Correa, H., de Figueiredo, F. P., Eapen, V., Fernandes, M., Figueiredo, B., Fisher, J. R. W., Garcia-Esteve, L., Giardinelli, L., Helle, N., Howard, L. M., Khalifa, D. S., Kohlhoff, J., Kusminskas, L., Kozinszky, Z., Lelli, L., Leonardou, A. A., Lewis, B. A., Maes, M. H. J., Meuti, V., Radoš, S. N., García, P. N., Nishi, D., E-Andjafono, D. O. L., Robertson-Blackmore, E., Rochat, T. J., Rowe, H. J., Siu, B. W. M., Skalkidou, A., Stein, A., Stewart, R. C., Su, K. P., Sundström-Poromaa, I., Tadinac, M., Tandon, S. D., Tendais, I., Thiagayson, P., Töreki, A., Torres-Giménez, A., Tran, T. D., Trevillion, K., Turner, K., Vega-Dienstmaier, J. M., Wynter, K., Yonkers, K. A., Benedetti, A. & Thombs, B. D., 30 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 11 p., e1803.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Informal mental health interventions for people with severe mental illness in low and lower middle-income countries: A systematic review of effectiveness

Nguyen, T., Holton, S., Tran, T. & Fisher, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 65, 3, p. 194–206 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Mental health trajectories among women in Australia as they age

Tran, T., Hammarberg, K., Ryan, J., Lowthian, J., Freak-Poli, R., Owen, A., Kirkman, M., Curtis, A., Rowe, H., Brown, H., Ward, S., Britt, C. & Fisher, J., 2019, In : Aging and Mental Health. 23, 7, p. 887-896 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Monash Strategic Bridging Fellowship - 2020

Thach Tran (Recipient), 2020

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Early Career Fellowship

Thach Tran (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Damien Jolley Award for Early Career Research Excellence

Thach Tran (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Award for Excellence – Best Paper Early Career Researcher

Thach Tran (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowships

Thach Tran (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Competitive Fellowships