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Laura Samuel: Doctoral Nursing Students

Laura J. Samuel, MSN, RN, CRNP

PhD Alumni
Laura Samuel
Advisor(s): Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN
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Laura Samuel is a PhD alumni with a passion for addressing socioeconomic inequalities in chronic disease.  She is also interested in community-based disease prevention and health promotion strategies.  Her research interests stem from her clinical experience as a primary care provider, where she witnessed the impact of poverty on health.  She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2003, providing primary care in community settings in Massachusetts, Michigan and Maryland.

Dissertation Focus

Socioeconomic & other social environmental determinants of cardiovascular risk

Major Achievement(s)

  • Individually funded Predoctoral Fellow
  • Taught masters level biostatistics course
  • Authored several abstracts and publications (see CV)


Founded as the Johns Hopkins Hospital Training School for Nurses

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