Nam “Ken” Tran, MS

Ken is a Ph.D. student in the School of Public Health and Health Systems. He is currently training under Dr. Joon Lee.

Research Interests:

Ken’s current research interests are in understanding the patient experience within the health care system, and examining how policies can impact the patient experience. His research approach is to harness the power of computing to unlock the hidden knowledge in large data sets, and use data driven evidence to advocate for positive change in health care systems.


2016 – present Ph.D. Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Canada                   2013 – 2014 M.S. Bioengineering, California Polytechnic State University, USA
2013 – 2014 M.B.A., California Polytechnic State University, USA                                                    
2008 – 2012 B.S. Biology and Mathematics, Western Washington University, USA

Professional Experience:
2015 – 2016 Business Analyst at FPT Software, USA                                                                            
2014 – 2015 Electronic Beam Sterilization Supervisor at Applied Medical, USA

E-mail: ken.tran [at]