SRPH researcher wins national award

August 11, 2010
SangNam Ahn, Ph.D., M.P.S.A.

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

SangNam Ahn, Ph.D., M.P.S.A., post-doctoral research scientist at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC) School of Rural Public Health, has been named the winner of the 2010 Retirement Research Foundation Laurence G. Branch Doctoral Student Research Award.

Dr. Ahn will receive the award during the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nov. 7 in Denver.

Dr. Ahn was selected on the basis of his research publication, “Psychotropic Medication Discussions in Older Adults’ Primary Care Office Visits: So Much To Do, So Little Time.” The publication was co-authored by Ming Tai-Seale, Ph.D.; Chuck Huber, Ph.D.; Matthew Smith, Ph.D.; and Marcia Ory, Ph.D. Dr. Ahn also received honorable mention in the APHA International Research Award category.

Dr. Ahn received a doctorate degree in health services research from the HSC-School of Rural Public Health, a master’s in public service and administration from Texas A&M University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Sejong University in South Korea.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell