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Soohyun Nam is a certified adult nurse practitioner (ANP-BC) and Associate Professor at the Yale School of Nursing. She has expertise in cardiometabolic disease, social, cultural, and affective determinants of health, and health disparities research for underserved adults of diverse race/ethnicity.

Dr. Nam has been the principal investigator or co-investigator of federally funded projects on controlling and preventing obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension, focusing on lifestyle behavioral changes and the role of community and psychosocial factors in health outcomes. She is a member of the American Heart Association CVSN Committee and the Yale Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity Steering Committee. She has extensive experience in community-engaged research and health disparities research, studying multi-level factors of health disparities, including lifestyle modification such as improving sleep, physical activity, healthy eating, and social determinants of health─ the roles of social and physical neighborhood environments, social network structure and function and race-related stress and structural racism.

Dr. Nam received her bachelor of science in nursing from Seoul National University, a master’s degree, and a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Disparities Research at Johns Hopkins University.


Soohyun Nam


Associate Professor

Yale University


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