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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

Award Date: 3 Aug 2014

External positions

Research Fellow, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

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

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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Research Output

Perceived Parenting Styles and Emotional Intelligence Among Adolescents in Vietnam

Nguyen, Q-A. N., Tran, T. D., Tran, T-A., Nguyen, TA. & Fisher, J., 22 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : The Family Journal. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Proof of concept of participant informed, psycho-educational, community-based intervention for people with severe mental illness in rural Vietnam

Nguyen, T., Tran, T., Green, S., Hsueh, A., Tran, T., Tran, H. & Fisher, J., May 2020, In : International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 66, 3, p. 232-239 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Open Access

Challenges in Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care in Vietnam

Nguyen, T., Tran, T., Tran, H., Tran, T. & Fisher, J., 4 Oct 2019, Innovations in Global Mental Health. Okpaku, S. (ed.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

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

2 Citations (Scopus)


Monash Strategic Bridging Fellowship - 2020

Tran, Thach (Recipient), 2020

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Early Career Fellowship

Tran, Thach (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Damien Jolley Award for Early Career Research Excellence

Tran, Thach (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Award for Excellence – Best Paper Early Career Researcher

Tran, Thach (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Bridging Postdoctoral Fellowships

Tran, Thach (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Competitive Fellowships