Ahn wins International Research Award

August 11, 2011

SangNam Ahn, Ph.D., M.P.S.A.

SangNam Ahn, Ph.D., M.P.S.A., a former post-doctoral research scientist at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, won the 2011 Nobuo Maeda International Research Award. The manuscript, “Underreporting of Hypertension among Older Chinese Adults,” was co-authored by three additional TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health faculty members: Josue Martinez, Ph.D.; Matthew Lee Smith, Ph.D., M.P.H.; and Regents Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The award will be presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting, Oct. 31 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ahn recently accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Memphis School of Public Health. He received a doctorate in health services research from the TAMHSC-School of Rural Public Health, a Master in Public Service and Administration from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s in English from Sejong University in South Korea.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell