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Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD

Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
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301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0177
Phone: (409) 266-9691
Fax: (409) 772-8931
Email: soalsnih@utmb.edu

Research Areas

Obesity, muscle strength, health outcomes and disability in older Mexican Americans


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

R01-AG10939 (PI - Markides)
Longitudinal Study of Mexican American Elderly Health, National Institute on Aging, NIH
Role: Co-Investigator

Select Publications

Bindawas SM, Vennu V, Al Snih S. Differences in Health-Related Quality Of Life (HRQOL) Among Subjects with Frequent Bilateral or Unilateral Knee Pain: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) Study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 45:128-36;2015.

Ottenbacher A, Al Snih S, Bindawas SM, Markides KS, Graham JE, Ternent-Samper R, Raji MA, Ottenbacher KJ. The Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Cognitive Decline in Mexican American Older Adults. JAGS. 62:1786-1791; 2014.

Peterson MD, Al Snih S, Stoddard J, McClain J, Lee IM. Adiposity and insufficient MVPA predict cardiometabolic abnormalities in adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:1133-1139;2014.

Padubidri A, Al Snih S, Samper-Ternet R, Markides KS, Ottenbacher KJ, Raji MA. Falls and cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans aged 75 years an older. Clin Interv Aging 9:719-726;2014.

Peterson MD, Al Snih S, Stoddard J, Shekar A, Hurvitz EA. Obesity Misclassification and the Metabolic Syndrome in Adults with Functional Mobility Impairments: NHANES 2003-2006. Prev Med 60:71-6;2014.

Ottenbacher KJ, Karmarkar A, Graham JE, Kuo YF, Deutsch A, Reistetter T, Al Snih S, Granger CV. Thirty-Day Hospital Readmission following Discharge from Post-acute Rehabilitation in Fee-for-Service Medicare Patients. JAMA 311:604-14;2014.

Runzer-Colmenares F, Al Snih S, Samper-Ternent R, Ottenbacher KJ, Parodi JF, Wong R. Prevalence and associated factors of frailty among Peruvian older adults. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 58:69-73;2014.