Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD
Professor

Assistant Dean for Doctorate Foundational Curriculum

Department of Population Health and Health Disparities

Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program

Senior Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging

Office:
Rebecca Sealy Bldg. Office 6.618
404 8th St.
Galveston, TX 77550

Mailing address:
301 University Boulevard,
Galveston, Texas 77555-0177

Phone: (409) 266-9691
Fax: (409) 772-8931
Email: soalsnih@utmb.edu

  • Dr. Al Snih is a Professor in the Department of Population Health and Health Disparities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is also Assistant Dean for Doctorate Foundational Curriculum, director of Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program and a senior fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging. Dr. Al Snih has more than 20 years of experience in conducting research in Hispanic older adults, with emphasis on older Mexican Americans. Her research examines health outcomes using large datasets focusing on functional outcomes, muscle strength, disability, frailty, and health disparities in older adults. Dr. Al Snih has mentored over 50 graduate students (MS and PhD), medical students, fellows, visiting scholars, and junior faculties.

    • Medical Doctor (1986) – Universidad Central de Venezuela
    • Internal Medicine Residency (1991) – Universidad Central de Venezuela
    • Rheumatology Fellowship (1993) – Universidad Central de Venezuela
    • Master of Science (2001) – University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas
    • PhD in Preventive Medicine and Community Health – University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas
    • Aging in Hispanics
    • Frailty and health outcomes
    • Functional assessment (muscle strength and physical performance) and disability
    • Population health and health disparities.
    • Obesity and related health outcomes (disability, diabetes, and mortality)
  • R01 MD010355 (Al Snih - PI)

    Sponsor: NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Title: Long-term Health Outcomes in Mexican American Older Adults
    Goal: Explore the transitions and trajectories associated with frailty in Mexican American older adults.
    Period: 02/10/16 – 11/30/22

    R01 MD010355 - Supplement (Al Snih - PI)

    Sponsor: NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Title: Long-term Health Outcomes in Mexican American Older Adults
    Goal: Identify and characterize older Mexican Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) in order to help develop prevention and intervention strategies for this under-served population.
    Period: 09/13/18 – 08/31/22

    R01 AG10939 (Markides - PI)

    Sponsor: NIH/National Institute on Aging
    Title: Longitudinal Study of Mexican American Elderly Health
    Goal: Longitudinal study of at least 3,050 elderly Mexican Americans in the Southwest. Estimate prevalence and incidence of major conditions and disabilities and compare with other populations. Study predictors of mortality and change in health over time.
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Period: 09/15/19 - 05/31/23

    1 P30 AG059301-01 (Markides - PI)

    Sponsor: NIH/National Institute on Aging
    Title: The Texas Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)
    Goal: Provide an infrastructure that facilities the development of research on health and aging in minority populations with special focus on the Hispanic population in the United States as well as in Mexico
    Role: Associate Director of the Administrative Core and Co-Director of the Analysis Core
    Period: 09/20/18 – 06/30/23

  • Publications

    Affiliations

    • Department of Population Health and Health Disparities
    • Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care – Department of Internal Medicine
    • Sealy Center on Aging