PhuongThao "PT" Le, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
MPH, Columbia University
BS, University of California, Los Angeles
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PhuongThao Le, PhD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. Her research focuses on examining mental health and sociocultural issues to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs and policies among marginalized populations globally. She has worked on several NIH- and foundation-funded projects on topics such as cancer health disparities, human trafficking, migration, maternal and child health, and evidence-based mental health interventions in low- and middle-income countries. She is currently PI of a K01 Fogarty/NIH-funded study to adapt and pilot a group-based stress management intervention among breast and gynecologic cancer patients in Viet Nam and co-I in several NIH-funded projects on mental health and implementation science capacity building.

Adaptation and Pilot of a Peer-Facilitated Self-Help Plus Stress Management Intervention for Breast Cancer Patients in Viet Nam
09/01/2023 - 08/31/2026 (PI)
NIH/Fogarty International Center


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  1. Yang LH, Bass JK, Le PD, Singh R, Gurung D, Velasco PR, Grivel MM, Susser E, Cleland CM, Muñoz RA, Kohrt BA, Bhana A. A Case Study of the Development of a Valid and Pragmatic Implementation Science Measure: The Barriers and Facilitators in Implementation of Task-Sharing Mental Health Interventions (BeFITS-MH) Measure. Res Sq. 2024 Jan 23. PMID: 38343864; PMCID: PMC10854285; DOI: 10.21203/;
  2. Le PD, Agrest M, Kankan T, Dev S, Mascayano F, Dahl C, Mitkiewicz F, Schilling S, Conover S, Fernández AR, Burrone MS, Lumerman J, Jorquera Gonzalez MJ, Fader K, Cavalcanti MT, Alvarado R, Yang LH, and Susser ES. Original Research. Critical Time Intervention–Task Shifting for individuals with psychosis in Latin America: A multi-stakeholder qualitative analysis of implementation barriers and facilitators. 2023. View Publication
  3. Le PD, Agrest M, Kankan T, Dev S, Mascayano F, Dahl C, Mitkiewicz F, Schilling S, Conover S, Fernández AR, Burrone MS, Lumerman J, Gonzalez MJJ, Fader K, Cavalcanti MT, Alvarado R, Yang LH, Susser ES. Critical Time Intervention - Task-Shifting for Individuals with Psychosis in Latin America: A Multi-stakeholder Qualitative Analysis of Implementation Barriers and Facilitators. Glob Implement Res Appl. 2023 Dec; 3(4):325-339. PMID: 38274494; PMCID: PMC10810049; DOI: 10.1007/s43477-023-00090-7;
  4. Ha L, Tran A, Bui L, Giovannucci E, Mucci L, Song M, Le PD, Hoang M, Tran H, Kim G, Pham T. Proportion and number of cancer cases and deaths attributable to behavioral risk factors in Vietnam. Int J Cancer. 2023 Aug 01; 153(3):524-538. PMID: 37129148; DOI: 10.1002/ijc.34549;
  5. Tol WA, Le PD, Harrison SL, Galappatti A, Annan J, Baingana FK, Betancourt TS, Bizouerne C, Eaton J, Engels M, Hijazi Z, Horn RR, Jordans MJD, Kohrt BA, Koyiet P, Panter-Brick C, Pluess M, Rahman A, Silove D, Tomlinson M, Uribe-Restrepo JM, Ventevogel P, Weissbecker I, Ager A, van Ommeren M. Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings: research priorities for 2021-30. Lancet Glob Health. 2023 Jun; 11(6):e969-e975. PMID: 37116530; PMCID: PMC10188364; DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(23)00128-6;
  6. Le PD, Choe K, Burrone MS, Bello I, Velasco P, Arratia T, Tal D, Mascayano F, Jorquera MJ, Schilling S, Ramírez J, Arancibia D, Fader K, Conover S, Susser E, Dixon L, Alvarado R, Yang LH, Cabassa LJ. Initial adaptation of the OnTrack coordinated specialty care model in Chile: An application of the Dynamic Adaptation Process. Front Health Serv. 2022; 2:958743. PMID: 36925802; PMCID: PMC10012675; DOI: 10.3389/frhs.2022.958743;
  7. Cabanes A, Taylor C, Malburg C, Le PTD. Supportive care interventions for cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs): a scoping review. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Nov; 30(11):9483-9496. PMID: 35962827; DOI: 10.1007/s00520-022-07319-5;
  8. Le PD, Eschliman EL, Grivel MM, Tang J, Cho YG, Yang X, Tay C, Li T, Bass J, Yang LH. Barriers and facilitators to implementation of evidence-based task-sharing mental health interventions in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review using implementation science frameworks. Implement Sci. 2022 Jan 12; 17(1):4. PMID: 35022081; PMCID: PMC8756725; DOI: 10.1186/s13012-021-01179-z;
  9. Cook MC, Le PD, García JJ. Addressing Racism in the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking of Black Girls: The Role of Public Health Critical Race Praxis. Public Health Rep. 2022; 137(1_suppl):10S-16S. PMID: 35775910; PMCID: PMC9257485; DOI: 10.1177/00333549211058735;
  10. Pratt-Chapman ML, Silber R, Tang J, Le PTD. Implementation factors for patient navigation program success: a qualitative study. Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Dec 20; 2(1):141. PMID: 34930503; PMCID: PMC8685795; DOI: 10.1186/s43058-021-00248-0;
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2013 University of California Los Angeles: Dissertation Year Fellowship
2013 University of California Global Health Institute: Student Fellow Award
2000-2010 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Gates Millennium Scholars Program
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Mental Health
Implementation Science
Health Systems, Community
Stress, Psychological
Community Health Worker
Peer Support

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Diversity Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
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