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Jennifer Nguyen, MPH, CHES

Health Promotion Specialist

Center for Student Wellness
50 Haven Avenue, 107 Bard Hall
New York, NY 10032

Jennifer joined the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) Student Health Service (SHS) in August of 2017. She graduated from the Mailman School of Public Health in May 2017 with a concentration in public health research methods. Jennifer collaborated with the Center for Student Wellness to complete her thesis work, using National College Health Assessment data to examine correlations between stress indicators and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and burnout in health sciences graduate students. She completed her undergraduate education at the George Washington University, earning a BS in biology.  

Jennifer has also worked as a writer for Go Ask Alice!, an online health promotion resource created and maintained by Columbia Health on the Morningside campus. Prior to starting her career in public health, Jennifer’s professional experience included working in the genetics diagnostics industry managing the daily operations of the accessions (specimen receiving) lab.  She also has international work experience, teaching science at an international English immersion middle school in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys listen to spoken word and attending poetry writing workshops, no-filter NYC autumns, sleeping in on rainy mornings, spending time at the beach (with appropriate sun protection!), avoiding the subway, and kittens.


  • BS, The George Washington University
  • MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Class of 2017

Professional Experience

  • Writer, Go Ask Alice! – Alice! Health Promotion
  • Operations Lead, Accessions Department – GeneDx
  • American Science Teacher – Doan Thi Diem Secondary School, Hanoi, Vietnam