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Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
Director, Masters in Health Professions Program

Email: soalsnih@utmb.edu | Influuent | ResearchGate | Google Scholar
Research Area: Obesity, frailty, disability, muscle strength, and population health and health disparities.

Education

  • MD 1986 Universidad Central de Venezuela, "Luis Razetti" School of Medicine, Venezuela, Medicine
  • MS 2001 University of Texas Medical Branch, Preventive Medicine and Community Health
  • PhD 2005 University of Texas Medical Branch, Preventive Medicine and Community Health

Current Funding

Grant# R01 AG010939 (PI: Markides)
Longitudinal Study of Mexican American Elderly Health
National Institute on Aging, NIH
Role: Co-Investigator, 2015-2019

Grant# R01 MD010355 (PI: Ottenbacher)
Long-term Health Outcomes in Mexican American Older Adults
National Institute on Aging, NIH
Role: Co-Investigator, 2015-2019

Select Publications

  1. What Types of Treatment Are Provided for Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? A Retrospective Analysis of Commercial Insurance. Baker NA, Stevans J, Terhorst L, Haas AM, Kuo YF, Al Snih S. PM R. 2018 Feb 13. pii: S1934-1482(18)30062-5. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.02.004. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Coordination Impairments Are Associated With Falling Among Older Adults. James EG, Leveille SG, Hausdorff JM, Barton B, Cote S, Karabulut M, Conatser P, Kennedy DN, Tucker KL, Al Snih S, Markides KS, Bean JF. Exp Aging Res. 2017 Oct-Dec;43(5):430-439. doi: 10.1080/0361073X.2017.1369634. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
  3. Subclinical Synovitis Measured by Ultrasound in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With Clinical Remission Induced by Synthetic and Biological Modifying Disease Drugs. Cruces M, Al Snih S, Serra-Bonett N, Rivas JC. Reumatol Clin. 2017 Oct 9. pii: S1699-258X(17)30228-0. doi: 10.1016/j.reuma.2017.08.004. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. The reliability and validity of a Venezuelan version of the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) and Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI). Rauseo Vera M, Gutiérrez-González LA, Maldonado I, Al Snih S. Reumatol Clin. 2017 Sep 21. pii: S1699-258X(17)30226-7. doi: 10.1016/j.reuma.2017.08.002. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. The Effects of Chronic Medical Conditions and Obesity on Self-Reported Disability in Older Mexican Americans. Nam S, Snih SA, Markides K. Tex Public Health J. 2017 Summer;69(3):12-15.
  6. Rhythmic Interlimb Coordination Impairments Are Associated With Mobility Limitations Among Older Adults. James EG, Leveille SG, Hausdorff JM, Travison T, Cote S, Conatser P, Karabulut M, Mendes AC, Kennedy DN, Tucker KL, Al Snih S, Markides KS, Bean JF. Exp Aging Res. 2017 Jul-Sep;43(4):337-345. doi: 10.1080/0361073X.2017.1333819.
  7. The Impact of 10-Year Physical Activity Changes on 7-Year Mortality in Older Mexican Americans. Lewis ZH, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ, Al Snih S. J Phys Act Health. 2018 Jan 1;15(1):30-39. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0454. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
  8. The Association Between Handgrip Strength and Diabetes on Activities of Daily Living Disability in Older Mexican Americans. McGrath RP, Vincent BM, Snih SA, Markides KS, Dieter BP, Bailey RR, Peterson MD. J Aging Health. 2017 Jun 1:898264317715544. doi: 10.1177/0898264317715544. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Arthritis and cognitive impairment in older adults. Baker NA, Barbour KE, Helmick CG, Zack M, Al Snih S. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Jun;37(6):955-961. doi: 10.1007/s00296-017-3698-1. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
  10. The Association Between Muscle Weakness and Incident Diabetes in Older Mexican Americans. McGrath R, Vincent BM, Al Snih S, Markides KS, Peterson MD. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 May 1;18(5):452.e7-452.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.01.017. Epub 2017 Mar 18.
  11. Life-Space Mobility and Cognitive Decline Among Mexican Americans Aged 75 Years and Older. Silberschmidt S, Kumar A, Raji MM, Markides K, Ottenbacher KJ, Al Snih S. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jul;65(7):1514-1520. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14829. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
  12. Current Risk Adjustment and Comorbidity Index Underperformance in Predicting Post-Acute Utilization and Hospital Readmissions After Joint Replacements: Implications for Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. Kumar A, Karmarkar A, Downer B, Vashist A, Adhikari D, Al Snih S, Ottenbacher K. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2017 Nov;69(11):1668-1675. doi: 10.1002/acr.23195. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
  13. Variation in Functional Status After Hip Fracture: Facility and Regional Influence on Mobility and Self-Care. Teppala S, Ottenbacher KJ, Eschbach K, Kumar A, Al Snih S, Chan WJ, Reistetter TA. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Oct 1;72(10):1376-1382. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glw249.
  14. Rhythmic Interlimb Coordination Impairments and the Risk for Developing Mobility Limitations. James EG, Leveille SG, Hausdorff JM, Travison T, Kennedy DN, Tucker KL, Al Snih S, Markides KS, Bean JF. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Aug 1;72(8):1143-1148. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glw236.
  15. Association of arthritis and vitamin D insufficiency with physical disability in Mexican older adults: findings from the Mexican Health and Aging Study. Valderrama-Hinds LM, Al Snih S, Rodriguez MA, Wong R. Rheumatol Int. 2017 Apr;37(4):607-616. doi: 10.1007/s00296-016-3622-0. Epub 2016 Nov 30.