Saad Z. Nagi was Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University where he held the positions of Mershon Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, professor in the College of Medicine and Chairperson of the Sociology Department. He was former Research Professor and Director of the Social Research Center at the American University in Cairo. Dr. Nagi was a recipient of the Ohio State University’s Distinguished Research Scholar Award and the National Rehabilitation Association Award for outstanding research in disability. He served on a number of advisory committees on research and demonstration grants in the U.S. federal government, including the Welfare Administration, the Social Security Administration, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health, the National Cancer Institute, Administration on Children, Youth and Families and was a board member at the American Hospital Association. He also served as a consultant on research programs in many universities, as well as to international organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the World Bank. He testified before committees of the U.S. Congress on issues related to social security, disability and child welfare. His contributions to the research literature include several books, numerous published articles and unpublished research reports in sociology, social policy and health fields.
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