Faculty Expert Profile
- Assistant Professor of Nursing
- School of Nursing
Laura Samuel addresses socioeconomic disparities by advancing health equity for low-income individuals and families. Her research examines the pathways that link low income and financial strain to physiologic aging. This includes investigating the health impact of policies and programs related to economic well-being for low-income households.
Samuel has investigated aspects of neighborhood and household environments that may influence health disparities. Her research stems from her clinical experience as a family nurse practitioner, where she regularly witnessed ways that a lack of financial resources can be detrimental to health.