Sanggon Nam

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

Dr. Nam received his MS in Sociology (Minor in Statistics) from Clemson University and PhD in Preventive Medicine and Community Health (Public Health) from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He currently serves as Contributing (Part-time) Faculty in the College of Health Sciences at Walden University since October 2018.

Courses Taught

PUBH 8900 - Doctoral Study Research Forum

PUBH 9100 - Doctoral Study Research Forum


PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch

MS, Clemson University

Public Service

MPH Accreditation Steering Committee, Member - Riverside

University Faculty Senate, Other - Misenheimer

Awards / Honors

The First Place Research Award, he 2nd N.C. Representative Beverly Earle Minority Health Disparities Conference,, 2016

Outstanding Achievement Award, Pfeiffer University, 2013


Nam, S., Al Snih, S., Markides, K. S. (2015). Sex, Nativity, and Disability in Older Mexican Americans.. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Nam, S., Al Snih, S., Markides, K. (2016). Lower body function as a predictor of mortality over 13 years of follow up: Findings from Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly.. Geriatrics & gerontology international

Nam, S., Kuo, Y. F., Markides, K. S., Al Snih, S. (2012). Waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), and disability among older adults in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC).. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics

Nam, S., Al Snih, S., Markides, K. S. (2017). A concordance of self-reported and performance-based assessments of mobility as a mortality predictor for older Mexican Americans.. Geriatrics & gerontology international

Nam, S. (2013). Effects of social support and spirituality on weight loss for rural African-American women.. The ABNF journal : official journal of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty in Higher Education, Inc

Nam, S. (2013). The effects of religious attendance and obesity on health by race/ethnicity.. Osong public health and research perspectives

Nam, S. (2013). Obesity and asian americans in the United States: systematic literature review.. Osong public health and research perspectives


Nam, S. (2016). Sex, Nativity, and Disability in Older Mexican Americans. UNCC

Nam, S. (2018). The Risk of Probable Depression Associated with Unmarried Status in Older Korean Immigrants: Would Men and Women Differ? . APHA

Nam, S. (2017). Utilization of Clinical Risk Management Policies in U.S. Primary Care.