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PhuongThao (PT) Le, PhD, MPH

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager

PT Le is a public health researcher with a passion to improve the health and livelihoods of marginalized populations globally. Her research focuses on examining the psychosocial issues among returned trafficked women, commercial sexual exploitation of children, maternal and child health, recovery and community reintegration for individuals with psychosis, task-sharing mental health interventions, and supportive services for cancer patients and survivors in low-resource settings. Dr. Le has partnered with various community-based and non-governmental organizations to enhance public health research methods and practices in non-academic settings. She has received training in community-based participatory research, mixed methods research, and implementation science. She received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Planning (Effectiveness and Outcomes Research) from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (Community Health Sciences) from UCLA School of Public Health.