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Sanggon Nam

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Degree Program 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 - Galveston, United States

MS, Clemson University - Clemson, SC United States

Public Service

MPH Accreditation Steering Committee, Member - Riverside, United States

University Faculty Senate, Senate Member - Misenheimer, NC United States

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.