Dr. Vu is currently an Assistant Professor in School of Global Health Management and Informatics at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. He finished his Doctor of Dental Surgery program and worked as a dentist and a dental office manager in Vietnam many years ago. After moving to America, he worked as a dental assistant and a dental office manager while he studied at Georgia State University (in Atlanta, GA). He completed his PhD program in Health Management and Policy at University of Louisville (in Louisville, KY) and worked as graduate research assistant.
After he graduated from the PhD program, he became an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Systems Sciences and Associate Director of Health Data Analytics at University of Louisville. He was the Principal Investigator of a Medicaid-funded project with a budget of approximate $450,000 and a co-investigator of two other Medicaid-funded projects with a budget of approximate 1.3 million dollars. These projects using two billion Medicaid claims data studied association between oral health and systemic diseases among diabetic patients enrolled in Kentucky Medicaid, market structure changes in Kentucky after the ACA Medicaid expansion, and social determinants of health among Medicaid beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes in Kentucky.
He has taught many courses in health data analytics, data mining, database management, data security and electronic health record, biomedical foundation, capstone project, and project management for master and doctoral students. His primary areas of my research interests include preventive factors of adverse oral and general health outcomes, utilization of dental and medical preventive care, cost saving of dental prevention for medical conditions.