Sanggon Nam, PhD, MS

Associate Professor

Phone: (626) 815-6187
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Dr. Sanggon Nam is an associate professor of public health in the School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University. Previously, he taught at California Baptist University and Pfeiffer University. He holds a Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine and Community Health (Social Epidemiology) from the University of Texas Medical Branch, a Master of Science in Sociology (Minor in Statistics) from Clemson University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Culture and Mass Communication from Handong Global University in South Korea. He is the first author in more than 10 research papers including the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Geriatrics & Gerontology International, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and more.

His interests include public health, behavioral health sciences, social epidemiology, nursing, gerontology, minority health, social determinants of health, minority aging, global obesity, diabetes, disability, and mortality, all of which fall under the umbrella of research in health disparities.


  • Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Ph.D. in Coursework in Sociology, Emory University
  • M.S. in Sociology (Minor in Statistics), Clemson University
  • B.A. in Culture and Mass Communication, Handong Global University

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Gerontology/Geriatrics
  • Health Disparities in Minority Aging
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Research Methods/Advanced Statistical Methods (SAS, SPSS)
  • Social Epidemiology

Courses Taught

  • GSPH 510 - Social Determinants of Health
  • GSPH 518 - Population Health Management
  • GSPH 525 - Epidemiology
  • GSPH 527 - Advanced Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • GSPH 540 - International Health
  • GSPH 543 - Public Health Communication
  • GSPH 598 - Thesis

Office Hours

Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Thursdays 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Additional appointments are available by request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.

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