Kim Nguyen, is a Senior Research Scientist in the Economics, Labor, and Populations Studies Department at NORC at the University of Chicago. She is a sociologist with over a decade of experience in conducting social science research applying both quantitative and qualitative methods. At NORC, she provides conceptual and technical guidance and management for a variety of evaluation projects related to human service programs, particularly in the areas of aging, health, volunteerism, and national service.
Nguyen serves as project director for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Program Evaluation of the Healthy Brain Initiative and project manager for the Corporation for National & Community Service’s AmeriCorps Grantee Evaluation Monitoring & Guidance Project. She also leads the data specification and analysis efforts on the Developing and Conducting an Evaluation for the Administration on Aging’s Program to Prevent Elder Abuse project and provides support to the Data Enclave, where she oversees the secure management of sensitive microdata for various federal and foundation sponsors. Previously, Nguyen was project manager for the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging’s Evaluation Study Design for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and advisor for the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey, Long-Term Care: Perceptions, Experiences, and Attitudes among Americans 40 or Older.
Prior to joining NORC, Nguyen served as project director on the Aging, Stress and Health Study at the University of Maryland where her research focused on the social determinants of health outcomes and racial/ethnic and gender disparities over the life course, including caregiving, psychosocial resources, labor force characteristics, and retirement.