Mai Do


Mai Do, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health Systems and Development
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-1283
Fax: (504) 988-3653





Research Interests:

Quality of care; health communication; impact evaluation

Professional Achievements:

  • 2000-present Member, American Public Health Association
  • 2000-present Member, Population Association of America
  • 2005-present Member, Delta Omega Society (Eta chapter), National Honorary Public Health Society
  • 2006 Member, Regular and New Investigator Abstract Review Committees, Global Health Council
  • 2006-present Occasional reviewer, Journal of Health Communication, Health Policy, and book chapters

Educational Background:

  • MD, Hanoi Medical School, Vietnam
  • MPH, Population Dynamics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • DrPH, Population and Family, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland


Women's empowerment and choice of contraceptive methods in selected African countries. Do M, Kurimoto N. Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2012 Mar;38(1):23-33.

Do M, Kurimoto N. "Women's Empowerment and Choice of Contraceptive Methods in Selected African Countries". Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2012 Mar;38(1):23-33.

Hutchinson P, Do M, Agha S. "Measuring client satisfaction and the quality of family planning services: a comparative analysis of public and private health facilities in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ghana." BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Aug 24;11:203.

Do M, Fu H. (2011). "Is women's self-efficacy in negotiating sexual decisionmaking associated with condom use in marital relationships in Vietnam?" Stud Fam Plann. 2011 Dec;42(4):273-82.

Do, M. and Fu, H. (2010) "Attitudes toward premarital sex in contemporary Vietnam: findings from a national survey". International Journal of Sexual Health 22:103-118. 

Vu, L., VanLandingham, M., Do, M., and Bankston, C.III. (2009) "Evacuation and Return of Vietnamese New Orleanians Affected by Hurricane Katrina". Organization and Environment 22(4):422-436  

Do, M.P., Hutchinson, P.L., Mai, K.V.  and VanLandingham, M.J. (2009) "Disparities in health care among Vietnamese New Orleanians and the impacts of hurricane Katrina". Research in the Sociology of Health Care 27:301-319.  

Do, M. and Meekers, D. (2009) "Multiple sex partners and perceived risk of HIV infection in Zambia: attitudinal determinants and gender differences." AIDS Care 21(10):1211-1221.  

Do, M. (2009) "Utilization of skilled birth attendants in public and private sectors in Vietnam". Journal of Biosocial Science 41(3):289-308.  

Agha, S. and Do, M. (2009). "Quality of Family Planning Services and Client Satisfaction in the Public and NGO Sectors in Kenya". International Journal for Quality in Health Care. Published online Feb 3, 2009. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzp002.  

Do, M. (2008). "Antenatal Care Service Availability and Utilization in Rural Vietnam". Asia-Pacific Population Journal  23(1): 29-54.  

Agha, S. and Do, M. (2008) "Does an Expansion in Private Sector Contraceptive Supply Increase Inequality in Modern Contraceptive Use". Health Policy and Planning 23(6): 465-475. doi:10.1093/heapol/czn035: 1-11.  

Do, M.P., and Koenig, M.A. (2007) "Effect of Family Planning Services on Modern Contraceptive Method Continuation in Vietnam". Journal of Biosocial Science, 39(2):201-220.  

Kincaid, D.L., and Do, M.P. (2006). "Multivariate Causal Attribution and Cost-Effectiveness of a National Mass Media Campaign in the Philippines". Journal of Health Communication, 11(Supp. 2): 69-90.  

Do, M.P., and Kincaid, D.L. (2006). "Impact of a Television Drama on Health Knowledge and Behavior in Bangladesh: A New Approach to Causal Attribution". Journal of Health Communication, 11(3):301-325.  

Agha, S., Do, M., and Armand, F. (2006) "When Donor Support Ends: the Fate of Social Marketing Products and the Markets they Help Create". Social Marketing Quarterly, 12(2):28-42.  

Kincaid, D. L., and Do, M.P. (2003). "Causal Attribution and Cost-Effectiveness of a National Communication Campaign: Family Planning Promotion in the Philippines". Working paper of the Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.   

Dearden, K.A., LN Quan, Do, M., D.R. Marsh, H. Pacho'n, D.G. Schroeder, and Tran T. Lang. (2002) "What Influences Health Behavior? Learning from Caregivers of Young Children in Vietnam." Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Vol. 23(4): 119-129.  

Dearden, K.A., LN Quan, Do, M., D.R. Marsh, H. Pacho'n, D.G. Schroeder, and Tran T. Lang. (2002) "Work Outside the Home is the Primary Barrier to Exclusive Breastfeeding in Rural Vietnam: Insights from Mothers who Exclusively Breastfed and Worked." Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Vol. 23(4):101-108.  

Ha, N.T.H; Ha, D.Q; and Do, M.P. (2001). "Cross-national Review of Induced Abortion and Maternal Mortality". The Population Council: Hanoi, Vietnam. 


Personal Statement:

My areas of interest are evaluation research in issues related to the provision of reproductive health and family planning services in developing countries and its impact at the provider and population levels. It also includes impact evaluation of health communication and quality of family planning services. I plan to continue working in the area of access to and quality of health services, examining how they may be different between public and private sectors and their potential impacts on service utilization and health outcomes. I also plan to expand from family planning to other reproductive health and other health services, as well as work more in impact evaluation of behavior change communication strategies.


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