Ok K. Ham, PhD, MPH

Title:Associate Professor
Company: Department of Nursing, Inha University
Location: Incheon, South Korea

Ok K. Ham, Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at Inha University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health education.

Motivated by a longstanding interest in health and medicine, Dr. Ham decided to pursue a career in nursing. She started by earning a Bachelor of Science from the College of Nursing at Yonsei University in 1988, subsequently becoming a registered nurse through the Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare. She continued her education with a Master of Public Health from the Graduate School of Public Health at Yonsei University in 1997 and a PhD in health studies from Texas Women’s University in 2002. Dr. Ham is also a certified health education specialist through the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing. She is a member of prominent organizations such as the Korea Nurses Association and the Society of Public Health Educators.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ham has built an impressive professional resume. She has served as a research assistant in the Nursing Policy Research Institute at Yonsei University, an assistant professor at Kyungpook National University, and an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Inha University. She was promoted to associate professor of the school in 2009, a position she continues to hold. The highlight of her career so far was visiting University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and she is also proud to have contributed numerous articles to professional journals.

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