Quyen Ngo-Metzger
Quyen Ngo-Metzger
Scientific Director
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Dr. Quyen Ngo-Metzger has extensive clinical and research experience with Asian and Latino immigrants. Drawing on her own experience as a first-generation immigrant, Dr. Ngo-Metzger founded a community health center in Chicago to serve Southeast Asian patients with significant language and cultural barriers. Her current research interests include measuring the health status and quality of care of limited-English proficient Asian and Latino patients with chronic diseases. Other interests include finding ways to improve health literacy and cultural competent care for vulnerable populations. Dr. Ngo-Metzger was a recipient of the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Career Development Award for Primary Care Physicians, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Scholar Award. Dr. Ngo-Metzger received her medical degree in 1992, and residency training in Internal Medicine in 1995, at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. She completed fellowship training in General Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School and her M.P.H. at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1999 as a CFHU Fellow. Publications: Ngo-Metzger Q, Legedza A, Phillips R. "Asian Americans' Reports of Their Health Care Experiences: Results of a National Survey." Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 2004, Vol. 19, No. 2. Ngo-Metzger Q, Massagli M, Clarridge B, Manocchia M, Davis R, Iezzoni L, Phillips R. "Linguistic and Cultural Barriers to Care: Perspectives of Chinese and Vietnamese Immigrants." Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2003; 18: 44–52. Ngo-Metzger Q, McCarthy E, Li F, Burns R, Davis R, Phillips R. "Older Asian Americans Dying with Cancer Use Hospice Less Frequently Than Older White Patients." American Journal of Medicine, 2003. Ngo-Metzger Q et al. "Patient-Centered Quality Measures for Asian Americans: Research in Progress." American Journal of Medical Quality. 20 15 (4): 167–173.

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