Sanggon Nam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Health

Office Phone: (951) 552.8083
E-mail: snam@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H136
Office Hours: Mon, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Thu, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or by appointment.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Preventive Medicine and Community Health (Social Epidemiology) University of Texas Medical Branch 2012
M.S. Sociology (Minor in Statistics) Clemson University 2007
B.A. Journalism and Culture Handong University, South Korea 2000
  • Additional Education

    Exchange Student, Biola University, 1999
    Sociology Ph.D. Coursework at Emory University, 2007-2008

  • Courses Taught

    -Undergraduate
    Survey US Healthcare Delivery (HSC 104)
    Health Communication (HSC 300)
    Healthcare Policy (HSC 420)
    Research Methods (HSC 480)
    Current Issues in Healthcare Administration (HCA 490)
    Health Science Capstone (HSC 499)

    -Graduate
    Poverty, Inequality and Policy (HSC 521)
    US Healthcare Policy (HSC 530)
    Public Health Research Seminar (HSC 592)
    Public Health Thesis/Project (HSC 599)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    • Public Health, Social Epidemiology, Health Policy & Administration, Research Methods, Gerontology, Minority Health, and Social Determinants of Health.
    • Health Disparities in Minority Aging, Global Obesity, Diabetes, Disability & Mortality.
    • Advanced Statistical Methods (SAS, SPSS, HLM, STATA, R).

  • Teaching Experience

    -Adjunct Professor, Tillman School of Business, University of Mount Olive, 2014- 2016
    Graduate
    Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (BUS 302)
    Intro to the US Healthcare System (HCM 300)
    Global Health (HCM 355)
    Healthcare Statistics (HCM 401)

    -Assistant Professor, Pfeiffer University, 2012-2016
    Graduate
    Contemporary Health Administration (MHA 710)
    Population Health (MHA 712)
    Legal and Ethical Perspectives in Healthcare Administration (MHA 715)
    Practicum in Health Administration (MHA 790)
    Applied Research (MHA 795)


    Teaching Assistant, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2008-2012

    Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Emory University, 2007-2008

    Teaching Instructor, Department of Sociology, Clemson University, 2006-2007
    “Methods of Social Research” (SOCL 303): SPSS LAB

    Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Clemson University, 2005-2006

    Instructor, Faculty of English, Handong Global International School, Korea, 1999-2000

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PUBLISHED ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

    Luttrell, M, Nam, S.* (2018). Utilization of Clinical Risk Management Policies in U.S. Primary Care: Systematic Review. Accepted. Korean Journal of Health Policy and Management.
    (*Note: An earlier version was received the First Place Award – the 2nd N.C. Representative Beverly Earle Minority Health Disparities Conference, College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC 2016.)

    Nam, S.*, Al Snih, S. Markides, K.S. (2017). The Effects of Chronic Medical Conditions and Obesity on Self-Reported Disability in Older Mexican Americans. Texas Public Health Journal, 69 (3). 12-15. PMCID: PMC5568134. https://goo.gl/jrKgBP

    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, 17 (3). 433-439. PMCID: PMC4958037. http://goo.gl/mk6JDV

    Nam, S.*, Al Snih, S. Markides, K.S. (2016). Lower Body Function as a Predictor of Mortality over 13- Years of Follow-Up: Findings from the Hispanic EPESE. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 16 (12). 1324–1331. PMCID: PMC4889559. https://goo.gl/nEbDSS

    Nam, S.*, Al Snih, S. Markides, K.S. (2015). Sex, Nativity, and Disability in Older Mexican Americans. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63 (12). 2596–2600. PMCID: PMC4688166. http://goo.gl/ncTNQ9
    (*Note: An earlier version was received the Honorable Mention for the Masters Student Award funded by the Retirement Research Foundation, at the 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DC, 2011.)

    Nam, S.*, (2015). Medical Conditions, Obesity and Lower Body Function in Mexican Americans 75 and Older. Austin Journal of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, 1(1). 1002. https://goo.gl/HSq3vB

    Nam, S.* (2013). Obesity and Asian Americans in the United States: Systematic Literature Review. Osong Public Health and Research Perspective, 4 (4). 187-193. PMCID: PMC3767102. http://goo.gl/JchiAX

    Nam, S.* (2013). Effects of Social Support and Spirituality on Weight Loss for Rural African-American Women. ABNF Journal, 24 (3). 71-76. PMID: 24027958. https://goo.gl/RIePTZ

    Nam, S.* (2013). The Effects of Religious Attendance and Obesity on Health by Race/Ethnicity. Osong Public Health and Research Perspective, 4 (2). 81-88. PMCID: PMC3767098. http://goo.gl/MoZyS4

    Nam, S., Kuo, Y.F., Markides, K.S., Al Snih, S. (2012). Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index, and Disability Among Older Adults in Latin American and the Caribbean. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 55 (2). e40–e47. PMCID: PMC3418389. http://goo.gl/PM8ZJo
    (**Note: Best Student Award Poster in the 15th Forum on Aging sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2011)

    Do, T.N., Nam, S.* (2011). Knowledge, Awareness and Medical Practices of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders on Chronic Hepatitis B Infection: Review of Current Psychosocial Evidence. Health and Social Welfare Review, 31 (3). 341-364. PMCID: PMC4139091 http://goo.gl/bEvdFw

    *corresponding author


    PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

    Nam, S., Al Snih, S., Markides, K.S. (2013). Diabetes and Disability in older Mexican Americans, 1993-2011. Gerontologist. 53. (S1). 640.

    Nam, S., Al Snih, S., Markides, K.S. (2012). Obesity, Diabetes and Disability in older Mexican Americans, 1993-2011. Gerontologist. 52. (S1). 30.

    Nam, S., Markides, K.S. Al Snih, S. (2011). Waist Circumference and Disability Among Older Adults in Latin American and the Caribbean. Gerontologist. 51. (suppl. 2). 583-584.


    RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

    Jang, Y., Park, N., Chiriboga, D., Yoon, H., Rhee, M., Nam, S., Hong, S., Bernstein, K. (2018)
    “Limited English Proficiency and Health Service Use in Older Korean Americans” will be presented at the at the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.

    Nam, S. Lee, E., Jang, Y. (2018). The Risk of Probable Depression Associated with Unmarried Status in Older Korean Immigrants: Would Men and Women Differ? will be presented at the at the 146th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA.

    Rubio, J.*, Nam, S. (2018) “Reasons for Energy Drink Consumption Among College Students.” poster presented at the CBU Research Colloquium, Riverside, CA.

    Luttrell, M.*, Nam, S. (2017). “Utilization of Clinical Risk Management Policies in U.S. Primary Care” presented at the Korea Society of Health Policy and Administration Annual Meeting in Seoul, Korea.

    Oh, H., Nam, S. (2017). “Neighborhood Characteristics, Size of Social Network and Social Cohesion, and Self-Reported Health Among Hispanics Aged 75 and over” poster presented at the 21stAnnual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) in New Orleans, LA.

    Nam, S. (2016). “Sex, Nativity, and Disability in Older Mexican Americans” presented at the UNCC Representative Beverly Earle Minority Health Disparities Distinguished Lecture Conference, Charlotte, NC.

    Page, J.*, Nam, S. (2016). “HIV/AIDS among Low-Income African Americans in the U.S.” poster presented at the UNCC Representative Beverly Earle Minority Health Disparities Distinguished Lecture Conference, Charlotte, NC.

    Thomas, M.*, Nam, S. (2016). “Parkinson’s disease patients currently using wheeled laser/light walkers: comparing safety in ambulation; familiar and unfamiliar environments” poster presented at the UNCC Representative Beverly Earle Minority Health Disparities Distinguished Lecture Conference, Charlotte, NC.

    Moye, K.*, Nam, S. (2016). “Health Effects of Chemical Hair Relaxers on African American Women” poster presented at the UNCC Representative Beverly Earle Minority Health Disparities Distinguished Lecture Conference, Charlotte, NC.

    Luttrell, M.*, Nam, S. (2015). “Utilization of Clinical Risk Management Policies in U.S. Primary Care: Systematic Review” presented at the Southeastern Chapter of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (InfORMS), Myrtle Beach, SC.

    Nam, S., Al Snih, S. Markides, K.S. (2014). “An Exploration of the Longitudinal Association between Obesity, Diabetes, and Disability in Older Adults: Findings from the Hispanic EPESE” presented at the 142nd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA.

    Nam, S., Y Aluko, JE Williams, Jr., W Ntim, G Swain, C Richardson, J Brewington, JB Sebree*, JS Lewis*, D McClain*, VH. Miller, B Parker, D Hollar. (2014). “Coronary Heart Disease Disparities by Race/Ethnicity in Charlotte, North Carolina” poster presented at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference, National Harbor, MD.

    Nam, S., Y Aluko, JE Williams, Jr., W Ntim, G Swain, C Richardson, J Brewington, JB Sebree*, JS Lewis*, D McClain*, VH. Miller, B Parker, D Hollar. (2014). “High Blood Pressure by Race/Ethnicity among Coronary Heart Disease Patients in North Carolina” poster presented at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference, National Harbor, MD.

    Hollar, D., Lewis*, J.S., Sebree*, J., Nam, S. (2014) “Evaluating Healthy People 2010 Goals for Disparities faced by Persons with Disabilities by Race and Gender: Analysis of NHANES 2001-2010 Data” poster presented at the 2014 Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC), New Haven, CT.

    Nam, S., Al Snih, S. Markides, K.S. (2013). “Diabetes and Disability in older Mexican Americans, 1993-2011.” poster presented at the at the Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

    Nam, S., Al Snih, S. Markides, K.S. (2013). “Obesity and Disability in older Mexican Americans.” poster presented at the 4th Annual Korean-American Science, Engineering, and Medicine (KSEA), South-Atlantic Regional Conference, at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

    Nam, S., Al Snih, S. Markides, K.S. (2013). “Obesity and Disability in older Mexican Americans, 1993-2011.” poster presented at the 141st American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA.

    Nam, S., Markides, K.S. Al Snih, S. (2011). “Waist Circumference and Disability Among Older Adults in Latin American and the Caribbean” presented at the Gerontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.

    Nam, S., Al Snih, S. Markides, K.S. (2011). “Are the Foreign-Born healthier than the US-Born among Older Mexican Origin?” presented at the 139th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DC.

    Nam, S., Markides, K.S., Al Snih, S. (2011)."Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index, and Disability Among Older Adults in Latin American and the Caribbean." Poster presented at the 15th Annual Forum on Aging by the Sealy Center on Aging, Galveston, TX.

    Nam, S., Peek, M.K. (2011). “The Effects of Religious Attendance and Obesity on Health by Race/Ethnicity.” Poster presented at the 52nd Annual National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX.

    Nam, S. (2011). “Prediction of Mortality among Older Mexican Americans using the Concordance between Self-reported and Performance-based Assessment of Mobility.” Poster presented at the Public Health Symposium, Galveston, TX.

    Nam, S. (2010). “Lower Body Function as a Predictor of Mortality over 13- Years of Follow-Up in older Mexican-American.” presented at the 138th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO.

    Nam, S. (2009). “The Effect of Medical Conditions on Activity Limitations in Older Mexican-American.” presented at the 50th Annual National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX.

    *co-authored with graduate students

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Good Stewards Church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Riverside County Health Coalition Meeting 2018 – Present.
    Adviser, Global H.O.P.E Initiative, 2016 – Present.

  • Personal Philosophy

    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

    -Matthew 6:33-