Dr Tran Thi Hong Chau


Tran Thi Hong Chau, MD PhD.



Senior coordinator and Study doctor (CTU/ OUCRU).



Dr Hong Chau has worked as a research physician involved in many clinical trials related to severe malaria, CNS infection (viral encephalitis, bacterial meningitis, tuberculous meningitis, eosinophilic meningitis, and cryptococcal meningitis) over the last 20 years at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases and OUCRU. Her PhD, completed at the Open University, UK in 2012 was based on clinical and pathological aspects of central nervous systems in Viet Nam. She provided an echocardiography service at OUCRU/Hospital for Tropical Diseases from 1991 to 2012. Her recent research focuses on enteric infections.



Dr Chau has published and co- published over 60 articles. Highlights are listed below:

Hong Chau TT, Minh Chau NN, Hoang Le NT, Chung The H, Voong Vinh P, Nguyen To NT, Ngoc NM, Tuan HM, Chau Ngoc TL, Kolader ME, Farrar JJ, Wolbers M, Thwaites GE, Baker S; Oxford-Vietnam Probiotics Study Group. A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial of Lactobacillus acidophilus for the Treatment of Acute Watery Diarrhea in Vietnamese Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Jan;37(1):35-42. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001712

McBride A, Chau TT1, Hong NT1, Mai NT1, Anh NT1, Thanh TT1, Van TT2, Xuan LT2, Sieu TP3, Thai LH4, Chuong LV4, Sinh DX4, Phong ND4, Phu NH4, Day J, Nghia HD5, Hien TT, Chau NV4, Thwaites G, Tan LV1Angiostrongylus cantonensis is an Important Cause of Eosinophilic Meningitis in Southern Vietnam. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 4. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix118.

Tran THC,  Campbell JI; Schultsz C,  Nguyen VVC, To SD, Baker S, Nguyen TC, et al. Three adult cases of Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in Vietnam. PLoS medicine. 2010;7(7):e1000306.-

Tran THC,Thwaites GE, Ly VC, Dinh XS, Farrar JJ. Headache and confusion: the dangers of a raw snail supper. Lancet. 2003;361(9372):1866.-