I am an economist and my research interests are broadly in the fields of health economics and behavioral economics. At the American Cancer Society, I have been working on the impacts of eating food away from home (i.e., fast-food and restaurant food) as well as sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on dietary intake and quality. I also work on the impacts of the National School Lunch program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on children and adults' dietary quality, especially among the underserved population. 

Currently, at UnitedHealthcare I have been working on issues related to the Affordable Care Act such as the Health Insurance Exchanges, Health Saving Account and the High-Deductible Health Plan. 

I love data and I am in the process of learning data visualization and machine learning with applications to healthcare. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2013, and a BS in Finance from the National Economics University in Vietnam in 2006.

I currently live in San Francisco Bay Area. I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, and reading. The best way to reach me is through my email at binh211@gmail.com 

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Here are some news that covers my work: ·   

·     CNN  “Eating out costs you 200 calories

·    The Telegraph “Eating in restaurants no better than fast food for health

·    The Daily Mail  “Eating out is worse for your waistline than dining at home: Average restaurant meal contains 200 extra calories – regardless of whether it is fast food or fine dining

·    Consumer Affairs “Eating out – anywhere – leads to more calories, poorer nutrition

·    CBS News – Health Day “Eating out usually means eating more

·    Red Orbit “Federal food program puts food on the table but dietary quality could be improved”

·    Bloomberg Business “Pizza’s snack appeal leads to big impact on kids’ body

·    Time “Should I eat pizza

·    Slate “What happens when kids eat pizza

·    Washington Post Wonkblog “Your kids are getting way too many calories from pizza”

·    National Public Radio “Restaurant meals mean more calories and soda for kids and teens

·    Reuters “Eating in restaurants tied to higher calorie intake

·    US News “For kids, eating out = more calories”