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Nhung Nghiem image 2021 BA(Econ), Master(Econ), PhD(Econ) Senior Research Fellow; BODE³

Contact Details

Tel: +64 4 918 6183
Fax: +64 4 389 5319

Research Interests and Activities

Nhung is an economist and a researcher on the  Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE³).

Nhung has research interests in quantitative methods for health care, such as simulation, optimisation and machine learning. Her research covers cardiovascular and non-communicable diseases modelling, cost-effectiveness analyses of preventive interventions, and health inequities. Nhung also has experience in analysing health and social administrative data at an individual-level, i.e. Health Tracker and Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). She has been awarded a Marsden Fast-Start grant in the 2019 round.


Nghiem, N., Atkinson, J., Nguyen, B. P., Tran-Duy, A., & Wilson, N. (2023). Predicting high health-cost users among people with cardiovascular disease using machine learning and nationwide linked social administrative datasets. Health Economics Review, 13, 9. doi: 10.1186/s13561-023-00422-1

Wilson, N., Cleghorn, C., Nghiem, N., & Blakely, T. (2023). Prioritization of intervention domains to prevent cardiovascular disease: A country-level case study using global burden of disease and local data. Population Health Metrics, 21(1), 1. doi: 10.1186/s12963-023-00301-1

Doan, T., Nghiem, N., & Doan, N. (2023). Free versus regulated migration: Comparing the wages of the New Zealand-born, other migrants and the Australia-born workers in Australia. International Migration, 61, 297-327. doi: 10.1111/imig.13011

Grout, L., Nghiem, N., & Cleghorn, C. (2022). Junk food and sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Likely to produce numerous benefits in NZ. The Briefing, (10 April). Retrieved from

Cleghorn, C., Nghiem, N., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2022). Assessing the health and environmental benefits of a New Zealand diet optimised for health and climate protection. Sustainability, 14, 13900. doi: 10.3390/su142113900

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