I am an economist specializing in Health Economics, Policy Evaluation, and Public Health. My research addresses a range of empirical policy-relevant topics in health behaviors and health outcomes (e.g. smoking, drinking, physical activity, obesity), healthcare financing, health services research, and cost-effectiveness analysis. My research applies various micro-econometric techniques (particularly, quasi-experimental methods) and economic theory to individual-level data from social surveys and administrative databases.

Refereed Publications

  1. Carpenter, C., and H. Nguyen, (2014). Effects of Driver Cellphone Bans on Handheld and Hands-free Cellphone Use While Driving: New Evidence from Canada. (Accepted, Health Economics)
  2. Mullen KA., D. Coyle, D. Manuel, H. Nguyen, B. Pham, AL Pipe, and R. Reid, (2014). Cost-Utility Analysis of a Hospital-initiated Intervention for Smokers with Chronic Disease in Ontario, Canada (Accepted, Tobacco Control).
  3. Nguyen, H., and P. Grootendorst, (2014). Intended and Unintended Effects of Restrictions on the Sale of Cigarillos to Youth: Evidence from Canada. (Forthcoming, Tobacco Control).
  4. Irvine, I., and H. Nguyen, (2014). Is Employment Discrimination Based on Tobacco Use Efficient? (Forthcoming, Contemporary Economic Policy)
  5. Nguyen, H., (2013). Do Smoke-free Car Laws Work? Evidence from a Quasi-ExperimentJournal of Health Economics, 32(1):138-48
  6. de Oliveira, C., H. Nguyen, H. Wijeysundera, W. Wong, G. Woo, P. Grootendorst, P. Liu, and M. Krahn, (2013). Does research pay? Estimating the payoffs from cardiovascular disease research in Canada. CMAJ Open, 1(2) E83-E90
  7. Nguyen, H., C. de Oliveira, H. Wijeysundera, W. Wong, G. Woo, P. Grootendorst, P. Liu, and M. Krahn, (2013). Canada's Contribution to Global Research in Cardiovascular Disease. Canadian Journal of Cardiology,Volume 29, Issue 6 , Pages 742-746
  8. Oliveira, C., H. Nguyen, H. Wijeysundera, W. Wong, G. Woo, P. Grootendorst, P. Liu, and M. Krahn, (2012). How Much Are We Spending? The Estimation of Research Expenditures on Cardiovascular Disease in Canada. BMC Health Services Research, 12:281
  9. Faulkner, G., P. Grootendorst, H. Nguyen, T. Andreyeva, K. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, C. Auld, S. Cash, J. Cawley, P. Donnelly, A. Drewnowski, L.  Dubé, R. Ferrence, I. Janssen, J. LaFrance, D. Lakdawalla, R. Mendelsen, L. Powell, B. Traill, and F. Windmeijer (2011). Economic Instruments for Obesity Prevention: Results of a Scoping Review and Modified Delphi Survey. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8:109
  10. Irvine, I., and H. Nguyen, (2011). Toxic Choices: The Theory and Impacts of Smoking Bans. Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 14:2