Roberto N. Nang, MD

Roberto N. Nang, MD

Name: Roberto N. Nang, MD, MPH, MSS, MC, COL, US Army

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Health Division and Joint Medical Chair for Global Health at National Defense University

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COL Roberto N. Nang hails from the Philippines and Utah. He graduated from the USMA, West Point in 1982. In 1983, he graduated from the Army's Officer Rotary Wing Aviator Course. He graduated from the University Of Utah College Of Medicine in 1987. He completed his Transitional Internship at DDEAMC, Ft. Gordon, Georgia in 1988 and then completed the General Preventive Medicine and Public Health Residency at MAMC, Ft. Lewis, Washington in 1990. In 1990, he obtained a Master of Public Health from University of Washington in Seattle. COL Nang is Board Certified in both General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and Occupational Medicine. He obtained a Masters in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in July 2010.

COL Nang's assignments include: Chief of Epidemiology, U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-ROK, 1990-1992; Chief of Preventive Medicine, USAMEDDAC, Ft. Polk, LA, 1992-1995; Commander, B Co., 61st ASMB, Mogadishu, Somalia, March-Aug, 1993; Staff Officer, Disease and Injury Control, USACHPPM, Aberdeen P.G., MD 1995-1996; Program Manager, Disease and Injury Control, USACHPPM, Aberdeen P.G., MD 1996-1999; Deployed as the Leader of USACHPPM's Special Medical Augmentation Response Team (SMART) to Managua, Nicaragua in support post-Hurricane Mitch, November 1998; Chief, Preventive Medicine, USAMEDDAC, Ft. Carson, CO, 1999-2001. While there, he was also in charge of three Occupational Medical Clinics at Dugway Proving Grounds, UT; Tooele Army Depot, UT; and Pueblo Army Depot, CO. Graduate, Resident CGSC, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 2002; Division Surgeon, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, TX 2002-2005; Deployed as the Division Surgeon for the 1st Cavalry Division Task Force, Baghdad Iraq, March 2003-March 2004, OIF2; Commander, 31st Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Bliss, TX, and Commander, Task Force 31 Medical (OIF 07-09). Professor in the Dept. of Command Leadership and Management at the US Army War College, PA, 2008-2010; teaching core courses as well as electives in Medical Leadership and Management. He was previously the Senior Medical Advisor to the Peace-Keeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Army War College, PA, 2010-2012 and is now in Global Health, PMB, USUHS.

COL Nang's additional military schooling includes the AMEDD OBC, AMEDD OAC, Resident CGSC/ILE, the US Army War College, Airborne School, Rotary Wing School, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Course, Walter Reed.

COL Nang's awards include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), ARCOM (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the United Nations Special Service Medal and other service medals. He is also authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.


M.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.


Areas of Interest/Previous Research:

  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • HIV Prevention & Education
  • Adenoviruses
  • Varicella
  • Hantaviruses & Korean Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief
  • PeaceKeeping & Medical Stability Operations
  • Combat Casualty Care & Evacuation
  • Medical Support to Detention Operations

Current Teaching

Lectures on "Medical Support to Detention Operations" for PMB's JMO Course Lectures on "Somalia - Case Study" & "Complex Humanitarian Operations" for PMB's Global Health II Course

Provided lectures on "The Strategic and Operational Goals for Medical Stability Operations" for the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute's Medical Stability Operations Course. Also provided guidance and mentorship for the end-of-course practical exercise at the end of the course. 2010-2012

Provided the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Pentagon) a lecture for incoming Geographic Combatant Command Surgeons on "Medical Stability Operations, November 2012.

Areas of Expertise

  • General Preventive Medicine & Public Health
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Directing Routine Medical Care and Combat Casualty Care & Evacuation for Divisions & higher
  • Medical Support to Detention Operations
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief
  • PeaceKeeping & Medical Stability Operations

Selected Recent Publications

    1. Supporting the Rule of Law in Fragile States: Prison Medicine. McGrath JR, Nang RN. Peace and Stability Operations Journal, July 2011, Volume 1, Issue 4, pgs. 22-24.


    1. DoD Support to Foreign Disaster Relief – Handbook for JTF Commanders and below. Numerous authors, Nang RN, 13 July 2011, GTA 90-01-030. (This is a multi-authored & multi-edited large handbook to which I contributed my PM/PH & OM subject matter expertise and helped to edit.)


    1. The epidemiology of varicella hospitalizations in the U.S. Army, Lee T, Nang RN. Mil Med. 2000 Oct;165(10):791-5.PMID: 11050878 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


    1. The cost-effectiveness of varicella screening and vaccination in U.S. Army recruits. Howell MR, Lee T, Gaydos CA, Nang RN. Mil Med. 2000 Apr;165(4):309-15.PMID: 10803008 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]<


    1. Strain variation in adenovirus serotypes 4 and 7a causing acute respiratory disease. Crawford-Miksza LK, Nang RN, Schnurr DP. J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Apr;37(4):1107-12.PMID: 10074533 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


    1. Prevalence of antibodies to adenovirus serotypes 4 and 7 among unimmunized US Army trainees: results of a retrospective nationwide seroprevalence survey. Ludwig SL, Brundage JF, Kelley PW, Nang R, Towle C, Schnurr DP, Crawford-Miksza L, Gaydos JC. J Infect Dis. 1998 Dec;178(6):1776-8.PMID: 9815232 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


    1. Investigation of an Outbreak of Rapidly- Growing Mycobacteria among Bone-Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit Patients, Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Sanchez, JL, Nang, RN, Brundage, JF, Valcik, JA, Filippelli, JL, Krokaw, JK. USACHPPM Epidemiologic Consultation No. 29-HE-8091b-98, June 1998.


    1. Prevention of adenoviral acute respiratory disease in Army recruits: cost-effectiveness of a military vaccination policy. Howell MR, Nang RN, Gaydos CA, Gaydos JC. Am J Prev Med. 1998 Apr;14(3):168-75.PMID: 9569216 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE


    1. A hospital-based, case-control study of risk factors for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in soldiers of the armed forces of the Republic of Korea. Dixon KE, Nang RN, Kim DH, Hwang YJ, Park JW, Huh JW, Cho YK. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1996 Mar;54(3):284-8.PMID: 8600767


    1. An analysis of duty restrictions of aviation personnel in the Republic of Korea. McCrary BF, LeGare TK, Nang RN. Mil Med. 1994 Mar;159(3):242-5.PMID: 8041474


  1. Reported Reduction in Sexual Activity after Discovery of HIV Seropositivity in US Soldiers. Nang RN, Sutherland DE, Miller P, Haburchak, DR. Journal of the US Army Medical Department, Sep/Oct 1993, p. 20-24.

Professional Activities

COL Nang's Professional Affiliations, Licenses, and Certifications include: Member, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 1994; Previously Vice President of the Military Occupational and Environmental Medicine Section of the ACOEM; Previously Epidemiology Committee Member of the ACOEM; Licensed to practice Medicine from the State of Utah; Certified as a Medical Review Officer (Drug Testing);

USUHS Committees

  • Preventive Medicine Leadership Group
  • PMB Global Health Working Group
  • John Cross Memorial Lecture Committee
  • Peer Evaluation Subcomittee
  • Preventive Medicine Interest Group