Hanoi, Vietnam


The study site is in one of the poorest sections of Hanoi, which has a population of about 3 million. Rapid urbanization has occurred in recent years, particularly among ethnic minorities. Almost half of the population is under the age of 25. 

Research Team

Our collaborating research partner in Hanoi is the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.

Vu Manh Loi, Primary Investigator

Vu Manh Loi, PhD, is Senior Researcher, Associate Professor, Vice-Director, and Vice-Editor-in-Chief of Journal Sociological Review, Institute of Sociology (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences). He obtained his undergraduate degree in mathematics from the Moscow State University and his master's and doctoral degrees in demography from the University of Washington, Seattle. Major research areas include population and health, adolescent health, reproductive health, family and gender, community development, and ethnic minorities. He serves as Vice Director of the Institute of Sociology, and Deputy Chief Editor of the Vietnamese journal Sociological Review. Contact Dr. Vu.

Dao Thi Khanh Hoa, Field Coordinator

Dao Thi Khanh Hoa is a senior researcher at the  Vietnam Ministry of Health. She received a BS in mathematics from Hanoi National University and an MA in Applied Sociology from the University of Michigan. She served as assistant to the Minister of the Ministry of Health from 2002 to 2012. Currently she is a senior researcher for the Ministry of Health. Her major research areas include maternal and child health, the primary health care system, and population and reproductive health issues.