Professor Nguyễn Trần Hiển is the Professor of Epidemiology, MD., MPH., PhD, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology; Senior Lecturer, Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University; and Former director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) (1/2005-2/2015), a leading scientific research institute in Vietnam in epidemiology, medical microbiology, immunology and molecular biology, and vaccine development. Professor Hiển has over thirty years extensive experiences in curriculum development and academic management, including serving as the Chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Training at Hanoi Medical University.
Professor Hiển graduated from Hanoi Medical College in 1978. Later, he completed 2 years (1986-1988) of postgraduate training in epidemiology and clinical immunology at the National Institute for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis in Berlin, Germany before he obtained a Master of Public Health in health development at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 1992-1993. He later completed his PhD in Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and recognised as a Fogarty fellow at UCLA before he was awarded the title of Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2012, by the National Professor Council. Over the past twenty years, he has been actively involved in epidemiology teaching and research on epidemiology and prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in Vietnam. He has published over 70 papers in international journals as well as actively involved in Public Health, Preventive Medicine and other initiatives by Vietnam Ministry of Health and Vietnam Public Health Association.