Laura Samuel

Laura Samuel



Laura Samuel is committed to addressing socioeconomic disparities. Much of her early research investigated aspects of the neighborhood and household environments that may influence health disparities. Her current research examines the pathways that link low income and financial strain to physiologic aging. This includes research investigating the health impact of policies and programs related to economic well-being for low-income households. Her research interests stem from her clinical experience as a family nurse practitioner. As a nurse practitioner, she regularly witnessed the myriad ways that a lack of financial resources can be detrimental to health. Through her current research, she seeks to advance health equity for low-income individuals and families.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Equity in Aging
Hopkins Housing & Health Collaborative
Johns Hopkins Center on Aging & Health
Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center
Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care

Specialties and Expertise
  • Aging
  • Chronic Care
  • Disabilities
  • Disparities
  • Equity
  • Gerontology
  • Public Health
  • Quantitative Research Methods/Statistics
  • Research Design
  • Social Determinants of Health