Van Bich Thi Tran is associate director of the Vietnam Program and director of the SSRC Vietnam Data Project. Since 2000, Tran has worked on program development, planning, coordination, management, implementation, and evaluation. She holds a master of law in international and comparative law from Columbia University, a juris doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law, and two bachelor’s degrees, one in fine arts and the other in education, with a minor in development studies. She also has master’s level training in library and information science at Queens College, New York. Before joining the Council in 2000, Tran was a staff attorney for the Legal Services Corporation of Iowa and carried out advocacy, litigation for indigent clients, and community legal education programs to promote and enforce health-related and other public benefits and ensure equal justice for all. From 1997–99, she volunteered as a full-time lecturer at two leading universities in Vietnam and served as the Vietnam country coordinator for Volunteers in Asia (now VIA). Her publications include Helmet Day! Lessons Learned on Vietnam’s Road to Healthy Behavior (an SSRC Report, 2010).
Programs and Projects
- Viet Nam Population Health Programme: Strategic Learning and Assessment
- (Associate Director, Vietnam Program and Director, SSRC Vietnam Data Project)
- Vietnam Program
- (Associate Director)
- Mary B. McDonnell, Van Bich Thi Tran and Nina McCoy, Helmet Day: Lessons Learned on Vietnam's Road to Healthy Behavior (May 2010).