PhD Student

Han Nguyen

PhD Student

Han Nguyen, MD
TB Clinical Specialist, Friends for International TB Relief

About me

I work as the TB Clinical Specialist of Friends for International TB Relief (FIT), an international NGO based in Ha Noi, Vietnam. I'm also a Ph.D. student in the Department of Medicine, Solna, where I have been registered since July 2023. My main research interest is tuberculosis (TB), especially multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and Latent TB infection (LTBI).

I started my scientific research career and worked as a main sub-investigator and a trial coordinator for a TB clinical trial named ROSETTA sponsored by the National University of Singapore from the 3rd year of my residency program. From there, I began to discover that I am really keen on the research and clinical trial environment. From a pulmonologist, I have gradually transitioned to the role of an investigator/researcher in various clinical trials/studies on TB and COVID-19.

Research description

My research focuses on the improvement of TB Infection diagnosis and treatment.  I am also interested in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and other new testing for TB diagnosis.


PhD Candidate at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2023-present

Short course on Clinical Decision Making for Drug-Resistant TB (DR-TB) Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium, 2022

Specialist level 1 in respiratory medicine, Vietnam Military Medical University, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 2018-2021

Resident doctor in respiratory medicine, Vietnam Military Medical University, 2018-2021

Registered Medical Practitioner, Vietnam Military Medical University, 2011-2017

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Belgian Directorate for Development Co-operation (DGD) Scholarship 2022

3rd prize in the Vietnam National Student Physics Olympiad 2012