Viann Nguyen-Feng

Viann Nguyen-Feng

Professional title

Assistant Professor



Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2019
M.A., Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2016
M.P.H., Epidemiology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2012
B.A., Natural Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2010

Research Interests:

Interpersonal trauma
Emotional abuse
Disabling life experiences
Integration of mental and physical health
Mind-body approaches
Trauma-sensitive yoga
Access to care
Technological interventions

Potential Faculty Research (Plan B) Advisor

Dr. Viann Nguyen-Feng - Mind-Body TraumaCare Lab

The Mind-Body TraumaCare Lab integrates psychology and public health. Our lab aims to increase access to psychotherapeutic care, particularly among in-need groups such as those who have experienced potentially traumatic life events. 
Broadly, research in the lab focuses on psychotherapeutic care in these areas: 

  1. trauma, e.g., emotional abuse and other interpersonal traumas; 
  2. the integration of mental and physical health;
  3. the integration of mind and body approaches;
  4. exploration of factors that may increase access to psycho therapeutic care.

This research addresses access to care issues in two main ways:

  1. developing and evaluating technological interventions to get quality psychotherapeutic care to the most individuals possible;
  2. bringing holistic interventions (e.g., trauma-sensitive yoga, mind-body integration, context-inclusive approaches) to individuals who might not otherwise access them.

We aim to serve at-risk groups, such as those exposed to interpersonal traumas, those who have disabling life experiences, and those with marginalized identities. For more information, visit the labs website here:

Curriculum Vitae