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Journal Publications authored by ISMS Researchers

We are committed to sharing our research findings and experience with the general public, fellow researchers and the academic community.  One of the ways we do so is through the publication of articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Below are the published articles authored by ISMS researchers.


Tobacco Control

H.T.T. Nguyen, Long Thanh Giang & T.N.Pham. (2020) “An Empirical Analysis on the Illicit Trade of Cigarettes in Vietnam”. Tobacco Control 

H.T.T. Nguyen, Long Thanh Giang & T.N.Pham. (2020) “Impacts of higher tobacco tax on output and employment in Vietnam”. Journal of Economics and Development

Nguyen N, Nguyen T, Truong V, Dang K, Siman N, Shelley D. (2019) “Impact of a tobacco cessation intervention on adherence to tobacco use treatment guidelines among village health workers in Vietnam.” Global Health Promotion,  DOI:10.1177/1757975919854032. Abstract

Jiang N, Siman N, Cleland CM, VanDevanter N, Nguyen TNguyen N, Shelley D. (2018) "Effectiveness of village health worker delivered smoking cessation counseling in Viet Nam." Nicotine Tob Res, 2018 Oct 17. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nty216. Abstract

Nguyen N, Nguyen T, Chapman J, Nguyen L, Kumar P, VanDevanter N, Shelley D. (2017) "Tobacco cessation in Vietnam: Exploring the role of village health workers." Glob Public Health. 2017 Aug 4:1-11. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2017.1360376. Article

VanDevanter N, Kumar P, Nguyen N, Nguyen L, Nguyen T, Stillman F, Weiner B, Shelley D. (2017) "Application of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to assess factors that may influence implementation of tobacco use treatment guidelines in the Viet Nam public health care delivery" Implementation Science. 2017 Feb 28;12(1):27. doi: 10.1186/s13012-017-0558-z. Article

Shelley D, Kumar P, Lee L, Nguyen L, Nguyen TT, VanDevanter N, Cleland CM.,
Nguyen NT (2017). "Health care providers' adherence to tobacco treatment for water-pipe, cigarette and dual users in Vietnam". Addict Behav, January 2017, 64:49 Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.08.010 Abstract

Shelley D, VanDevanter N, Cleland CC, Nguyen L, Nguyen N (2015). "Implementing tobacco use treatment guidelines in community health centers in Vietnam". Implement Sci. 2015;10:142. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0328-8. PMID:26453554. Abstract

Shelley D, Nguyen L, Pham H, VanDevanter N, Nguyen N (2014). "Barriers and facilitators to expanding the role of community health workers to include smoking cessation services in Vietnam: a qualitative analysis". BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Nov 26;14:606. doi: 10.1186/s12913-014-0606-1. PMID: 25424494. Abstract

Shelley Donna, Tseng Tuo-Yen, Pham  Hieu, Nguyen  Linh, Keithly  Sarah, Stillman  Frances, Nguyen Nam (2014). "Factors influencing tobacco use treatment patterns among Vietnamese health care providers working in community health centers". BMC Public Health, 2014, 14:68. Article

Shelley, D., Nguyen, N., Peng C.H., Chin M., Chang M., Fahs M. (2010). "Increasing access to evidence-based smoking cessation treatment: effectiveness of a free nicotine patch program among Chinese immigrants". Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health: 12(2):198-205. Abstract

Shelley D, Fahs M, Yerneni R, Das D, Nguyen N, Hung D, Burton D, Chin M,  Chang M, Cummings K M., "Effectiveness of tobacco control among Chinese Americans: a comparative analysis of policy approaches versus community-based programs". Preventive Medicine. 47(5): 530-536. Abstract

Shelley, D., Nguyen, N., Yerneni, R. & Fahs, M. (2008). "Tobacco Use Behaviors and Household Smoking Bans among Chinese Americans". American Journal of Health Promotion, 22: 168-175. Abstract

Shelley, D., Nguyen, N., Yerneni, R. & Fahs, M. (2008). "New York City Chinese American Tobacco Use Survey 2002-2003". Research Report. Department of Sociomedical Sciences. Columbia University.

Social Protection

Long Thanh Giang, C.V. Nguyen & H.Q.Nguyen. (2020) “The impacts of economic growth and governance on migration: Evidence from Vietnam”, European Journal of Development Research. Abstract

Cuong Viet Nguyen, Long Thanh Giang, Anh Ngoc Tran & Huyen Thanh Do. (2019) “Do Good Governance and Public Administration Improve Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction? The Case of Vietnam”, International Public Management Journal, DOI: 10.1080/10967494.2019.1592793 Abstract

Long Thanh Giang
& Cuong Viet Nguyen. (2017) “How would cash transfers improve child welfare in Viet Nam?”, Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 82, November 2017, Pages 87-98. Abstract

Long Giang, Cuong Nguyen, Anh Tran. (2017) “Does PAPI monitoring improve local governance? Evidence from a natural experiment in Vietnam”, International Journal of Development Issues, Vol. 16 Issue: 1, pp.85-106, doi: 10.1108/IJDI-05-2016-0028 Abstract

Giang Thanh Long, Nguyen Viet Cuong, and Tran Quang Tuyen. (2016) “Firm agglomeration and local poverty reduction: Evidence from an economy in transition”, Asia-Pacific Economic Literature, doi: 10.1111/apel.12131 Abstract

Giang Thanh Long, Nguyen Viet Cuong, Tran Quang Tuyen, and Vu Thieu. (2016) “Does Firm Agglomeration Matter to Labor and Education of Local Children? Evidence in Vietnam”, Child Indicators Research, DOI 10.1007/s12187-016-9409-8 Abstract

Long Thanh Giang, Cuong Viet Nguyen, Huong Vu Van & Thieu Vu. (2015) “Does firm privatisation benefit local households? The case of Vietnam”. Post-Communist Economies, 27:4, 547-565, DOI: 10.1080/14631377.2015.1055988 Abstract

Giang Thanh Long (2012), “Delivering social protection services to the poor and vulnerable people in Vietnam: Challenges and the role of government”. ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 3 (2012), pp. 245–58. Abstract

Giang Thanh Long and Nguyen Thi Xuan Thuy (2012). “Unemployment Insurance in Vietnam: Design, Implementation and Policy Issues”, in Towards a More Resilient Society: Lessons from Economic Crises: 77-92. Tokyo: JIIA (the Japan Institute of International Affairs). Article

Giang TL, Wesumperuma D. (2012), “Social Pensions for Older Persons in Viet Nam: Current Status and Recommendations for Policy Responses” in Social Pensions in Developing Asia. Asian Development Bank: Manila. Abstract

Giang TL (2012). “Vietnam”, Chapter 9 in D. Park (ed.), Promoting Fairness and Sustainability of East and Southeast Asian Pension System: 116-128. Manila: Asian Development Bank. Abstract

Evans M, Giang TL, Nguyen VC, Vu HL, and Tran NTMT (2012). "Social Assistance Policy in Vietnam: Issues In Design And Implementation, and Vision For Reforms". UNDP-MOLISA. Abstract

Giang TL and Bui DT (2012). “Health insurance reform and support to the poor in HEMA provinces”. HEMA Project. Summary

Nguyen VC. and Giang TL (2012). “Access To Basic Social Services: An Evaluation From The Viet Nam Household Living Standard Surveys”. UNFPA Vietnam. Paper

Giang Thanh Long and Bui Thi Minh Tiep (2011). “Gia hoa dan so va he thong huu tri thuc thanh thuc chi: Kinh nghiem cac nuoc va chinh sach cho Viet Nam” (Population Aging and the PAYG Pension System: Country Experiences and Policy Implications for Viet Nam). Tap chi Bao hiem xa hoi (Social Insurance Review), Vol. 1, June 2011 (179): 27-30.

Giang TL (2011). “Developing Asia's Pension Systems - Overview and Reform Directions: The Case of Vietnam”, in D. Park (ed.), Developing Asia’s Pension Systems - Overview and Reform Directions. London: Routledge.

Giang TL (2011). “Reaching a Universal Health Insurance in Viet Nam: Challenges and the Role of Government”, in June 2011 Issue, Asia-Pacific Development Journal, Vol 18. No.1, June 2011: 47-72. Abstract

Pfau WD, Giang TL (2011). "Remittances, Living Arrangements, and the Welfare of the Elderly". Asian and the Pacific Migration Journal. 4(19): 447-472. Abstract

Giang TL, Nguyen TN, and Le MG (2011). “Review of Social Transfer Policy Implementation in Vietnam”. Hanoi: GTZ-MoLISA. Book

Giang TL (ed.) (2011). “The aging population in Viet Nam: Current status, prognosis, and possible policy responses”. UNFPA Vietnam. Book

Giang TL, and Nguyen VC (2011). “Evaluation and Proposal to Cash Transfers in Poverty Reduction and Social Assistance in Vietnam”. UNDP-MoLISA

Giang Thanh Long (2010). “Social Protection in Vietnam”, Chapter 10 in M. Asher, S. Oum, and F.Parulian (eds.), Social Protection in Southeast Asia: Current State and Challenges. Jakarta: ERIA. Report

Giang Thanh Long and Bui Thi Minh Tiep (2010). “Bien doi dan so: Co hoi va thach thuc cho cai cach huu tri o Vietnam” (Demographic Changes: Opportunities and Challenges for Reforming the Pension Scheme in Vietnam). Tap chi Bao hiem xa hoi (Social Insurance Review), Vol. 2, October 2010 (164): 17-21.

Wade Donald Pfau and Giang TL (2010). “Determinants and Impacts of International Remittances in Household Welfare in Vietnam”, International Social Science Journal, Vol. 60, No. 194: 431-443.

Giang TL, Bui TD (2010). "Vietnam: Thach thuc cua gia hoa dan so voi mot nuoc co thu nhap trung binh" (Vietnam: Challenges of an Aging Population to a Middle-income Country). Tap chi Y te Cong cong (Journal of Public Health) 15(15): 4-10.

Gian TC, Castel P, and Giang TL (2010). “A social security forecasting and simulation model for Viet Nam”. Policy Report No. 1-2010, Project TF058179, World Bank-MoLISA

Giang TL (2010). “Reforming PAYG to NDC in Vietnam”. Policy Report No. 2-2010, Project TF058179, World Bank-MoLISA

Giang TL (ed.) (2010). “Taking advantage of the Demographic Bonus in Vietnam: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Recommendations”. UNFPA Vietnam

Giang TL (ed.) (2010) “Profile of key youth-disaggregated indicators from the Viet Nam population and housing census 2009”. UNFPA Vietnam

Giang TL, Pfau WD. (2009). "The Vulnerability of the Elderly to Poverty: Determinants and Policy Implications for Vietnam". Asian Economic Journal, 23(4):419-437. Abstract

Giang TL, Pfau WD. (2009). "Demographic Changes and the Long-term Pension Finances in Vietnam: A Stochastic Actuarial Assessment. Journal of Population Ageing". 1(2):125-151. Full paper

Giang TL, Pfau WD. (2009). "Aging, Poverty, and the Role of a Social Pension in Vietnam". Development and Change. 40(2): 333-360. Full paper

Giang TL (2009). “Health Care under Economic Downturn in Vietnam: A Snapshot from a Field Survey”. Policy Research Report for WHO Vietnam

Giang Thanh Long (2009). “Van de tang tuoi huu lao dong nu voi su ben vung tai chinh cua he thong BHXH Vietnam” (On raising normal retirement age of female labors and financial sustainability of the social insurance fund in Vietnam). Tap chi Bao hiem xa hoi (Social Insurance Review), Vol. 138, No. 2, September 2009: 13-15.

Ageing, Elderly Health & Well-Being

Le, D.D; R. Leon-Gonzalez & Long Thanh Giang. (2020) “Decomposing gender inequality in functional disability among older people in Vietnam”, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 87, March–April 2020. Abstract

Long Thanh Giang
, Nam Truong Nguyen, T.T.Nguyen, H.Q.Le, and N.T.T, Tran. (2020) “Social support effect on health of older people in Vietnam: Evidence from a national survey on aging”, Ageing International Abstract

Long Thanh Giang, Tham Hong Thi Pham, and Phong Manh Phi. (2019) “Productive activities of the older people in Vietnam”, Social Science & Medicine 229 (2019): 32–40. Abstract

Long Thanh Giang, Tam Thanh Nguyen & Ngoc Thuy Thi Tran. (2019) “Factors Associated with Depression among Older People in Vietnam”, Journal of Population and Social Studies, Volume 27 Number 2, April 2019: 181-194. Abstract

Giang Thanh Long & Theresa W. Devasahayam (eds.) (2018) "Health rights of older people: Comparative Perspectives in ASEAN Countries." Singapore/London: Routledge. Book

Long Thanh Giang, Dat Van Duong & Yeop Jeong Kim. (2018) “Factors associated with Perceived Health Status of the Vietnamese Older People”, Journal of Population Ageing. DOI: 10.1007/s12062-018-9218-6 Abstract

Long Thanh Giang & Cuong Viet Nguyen. (2017) “Aging population and the sustainability of the pension scheme: Simulations of policy options for Vietnam”, Journal of Economics and Development, Vol. 19, No. 3 (December 2017): 40-51

Long Thanh Giang & Dung Duc Le. (2017) “Working Beyond the Traditional Retirement Ages: How does Chronic Health Condition Influence Older Workers in Vietnam”, Ageing International, DOI 10.1007/s12126-017-9301-y Abstract

Giang Thanh Long and Phí Mạnh Phong. (2017) “Sử dụng dịch vụ và gánh nặng tài chính trong chăm sóc sức khỏe của người cao tuổi ở Việt Nam”, Nghiên cứu Kinh tế, số 12(475), tháng 12-2017: trang 45-54

Le Duc Dung and Giang Thanh Long. (2016) “Gender differences in prevalence and associated factors of multi-morbidity among older persons in Vietnam”, International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries, 1(2): 113-132. Article

Giang Thanh Long
, Mai Hoang Viet, and Nguyen Thi Hong Diep. (2016) “Gender differences in financial sources and perceived financial satisfaction among older people in Vietnam”, Journal of Economics and Development, Vol.18, No.2, August 2016, pp. 36-58. Astract

Giang Thanh Long and Nguyen Thi Hong Diep. (2016) “Determinants of Work Decisions among Older People in Rural Vietnam”, Journal of Population Ageing, Vol. 8, No. 4. DOI 10.1007/s12062-016-9143-5 Abstract

Giang Thanh Long and Phi Manh Phong. (2016) “Thực trạng và các yếu tố tác động tới nghèo của người cao tuổi ở Việt Nam”. Tạp chí Kinh tế Phát triển, số 233, tháng 11/2016: trang 70-78

Giang Thanh Long, Pham Thi Hong Tham, and Pham Le Tuan. “Bao hiem y te trong cham soc suc khoe nguoi cao tuoi o Vietnam” (Social health insurance in health care for older people in Vietnam). Tạp chí Kinh tế Phát triển, số 231 (II), tháng 9/2016: 38-48.

Giang Thanh Long, Pham Ngoc Toan (eds.) (2015). "Impact of Changes in Population Age Structure on Vietnam’s Economic Growth and Policy Recommendations". Hanoi: UNFPA and MPI. Executive Summary

Giang Thanh Long and Le Thi Ly (2015). “Determinants of Labor Force Participation of Older People in Vietnam”, Journal of Economics and Development, Volume 17, Number 2 August 2015: 28-52 (ISSN 1859 0020). Full paper

B. Teerawichitchainan, W. Pothisiri, and Giang Thanh Long (2015). “How do living arrangements and intergenerational support matter for psychological health of elderly parents? Evidence from Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand” Social Science & Medicine 136-137: 106-116. Abstract.

Giang Thanh Long (2014), 'Ngheo cua nguoi cao tuoi Viet Nam trong giai doan chuyen doi kinh te' (Elderly poverty under economic transformation), in Nguyen Thi Minh (ed.) Dan so va tang truong kinh te o Vietnam (Population dynamics and economic growth in Vietnam). Hanoi: National Economics University Publishing House.

Giang Thanh Long and Hoang Chinh Thon (2013). "Cash Transfers For The Most Vulnerable and Poor Elderly People in Vietnam: An Ex-Ante Impact Evaluation", Journal of Economics and Development Vol. 15, No.3, December 2013, pp. 22 - 35. Full paper

Giang Thanh Long and Bui Dai Thu (2013). "Access of Older People to Health Insurance and Healthcare Services in Vietnam: Current State and Policy Options", Asia Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 28, No. 2: 69-89. Full paper

Giang Thanh Long (2013). "Social Protection for Older People in Vietnam: Role, Challenges, and Reform Options". Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, Dec.2013: 194-207. Full paper

Giang Thanh Long (2012), "Gia hoa dan so va nguoi cao tuoi Vietnam nhin tu goc do gioi" (Aging and older people in Vietnam under gender perspective), in Bui The Cuong (ed.) Phu nu Viet Nam trong giai doan chuyen doi nhanh (Vietnamese Women in the Era of Rapid Transformation). Hanoi: Encyclopedia Publishing House.

Giang Thanh Long and D. Wesumperuma (2012), “Social Pensions for Older Persons in Viet Nam: Current Status and Recommendations for Policy Responses”, Chapter 7 in Social Protection for Older People: Social Pensions in Asia: 168-186. Manila: Asian Development Bank. Report

Giang Thanh Long (ed.) (2011). "The Aging population in Viet Nam: Current status, prognosis, and possible policy responses". Hanoi: UNFPA. Report

Giang Thanh Long and Bui Dai Thu (2010), “Vietnam: Thach thuc cua gia hoa dan so voi mot nuoc co thu nhap trung binh” (Vietnam: Challenges of an Aging Population to a Middle-income Country), Tap chi Y te Cong, so 15(15), thang 7.2010, trang 4-10 (Journal of Public Health, Vol. 15(15), July 2010: 4-10).

Giang Thanh Long (2010), “Tong quan ve dan so cao tuoi va nhung thach thuc cua gia hoa dan so o Vietnam” (An Overview on Old-age Population and Challenges of an Aging Population in Vietnam). Tap chi Bao hiem xa hoi (Social Insurance Review), Vol. 1, No. 1 (2010): 22-26.


Phuong H Nguyen, Sarah C Keithly, Nam T Nguyen, Tuan T Nguyen, Lan M Tran and Nemat Hajeebhoy (2013). "Prelacteal feeding practices in Vietnam: challenges and associated factor". BMC Public Health 2013, 13:932. Article

Nguyen, N., Bui, T., Keithly SC. (2011) Assessment on the implementation of the Decree 21/ND-CP on marketing of breast-milk substitutes in Vietnam. GMMB/Alive and Thrive Project. Ha Noi. Executive Summary

Nguyen MD, Beresford SA, Drewnowski A. (2007). "Trends in overweight by socio-economic status in Vietnam: 1992 to 2002". Public Health Nutr 10(2):115-21. PMID: 17261219. Article

Thu BD, Schultink W, Dillon D, Gross R, Leswara ND, Khoi HH. (1999). "Effect of Daily and Weekly Micronutrient Supplementation on Micronutrient Deficiencies and Growth in Young Vietnamese Children". Am J Clin Nutr 69:80-6. PMID: 9925127. Article

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Nguyen PH, Nguyen SV, Nguyen MQ, Nguyen NT, Keithy SC, Mai LT, Luong LTT, Pham HQ. (2012). "The association and a potential pathway between gender-based violence and induced abortion in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam". Global Health Action 5:1-11. PMID: 23195517. Article

Ngo AD, Alden D, Pham V, Phan H. (2010). "The Impact of Social Franchising on the Use of Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services at Public Community Clinics in Vietnam". BMC Health Serv Res 10:54. PMCID: PMC2845125. Article

Ngo A, Phan H, Pham V, Trinh T, Truong K (2009). "Impacts of a government social franchise model on perceptions of service quality and client satisfaction at commune health stations in Vietnam". J Development Effectiveness; 1(4): 413 – 429. DOI: 10.1080/19439340903370477. Abstract

Nguyen, N. (2006). "The Power of Synergy: Collaborating to Address Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health in Vietnam". In Case Studies from RHIYA: Good Practices in Clinical Services & Comprehensive Programmes. EU/UNFPA Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth in Asia (RHIYA): 20-31.

Nguyen, N. (2006). "Country-Wide Change: Adolescent Health Policy across Vietnam". In Case Studies from RHIYA: Good Practices in Advocating for Policy Development. EU/UNFPA Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth in Asia (RHIYA): 20-33.

Communicable Diseases

Nguyen NT, Keithly SC. (2012). "A Qualitative Study on the Sexual Behaviour of People Living with HIV in Vietnam". AIDS Care. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 22272585. Abstract

Nguyen, N., Vu, SH (2009). "HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Programs' Response to the Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of People Living with HIV". Pact Vietnam. Ha Noi

Lerdboon P, Pham V, Green M, Riel R, Tho LH. (2008). "Strategies for developing gender-specific HIV prevention for adolescents in Vietnam". AIDS Educ Prev 20(5):384-398. PMID:  18956980. Abstract

Non-Communicable Diseases

 LV Anh, NN Bich, ND Minh, LT Ha, DM Son, TTT Hanh. (2008). "Knowledge, attitude and practice of local residents at Bien Hoa city - Vietnam on preventing dioxin exposure through foods". Organohalogen Compounds 70:535 – 38.

Khan NC, Mai LB, Minh ND, Do TT, Khoi HH, West CE, Hautvast JG. (2008). "Intakes of retinol and carotenoids and its determining factors in the Red River Delta population of northern Vietnam". Eur J Clin Nutr 62(6):810-6. PMID: 17622264. Abstract

Clinical Trials

Kaljee L, Pham V, Nguyen S, Nguyen H, Vu T, Do C, Le T, Mohammad A, Ochiai R, Danovaro-Holliday C, Acosta C, Stanton B, Clemens J. (2007). "Trial participation and vaccine desirability for Vi polysaccharide typhoid fever vaccine in Hue City, Viet Nam". Trop Med Int Health 12(1):25-36. PMID: 17207145  Abstract




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