Bachelor of Medicine (honorary), Ha Noi Medical School, Viet Nam, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Newcastle, Australia, 2003.
Lecturer Hanoi Medical School, Vietnam, 1987—2001. Senior health program officer Save Children United Kingdom, Field Office, 1991—1994. Executive secretary Community Health Research Unit, Hanoi Medical School, 1992—1995.
Executive director Research and Training Center Community Development, 1996—2003, director, since 2003. Principal investigator Young Lives - An International Study Childhood Poverty, London, 2001—2005.
Member of Australian Epidemiology Association.
Married Dung Thi Mai Van, September 1, 1984. 1 child Ngoc Mai.