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Samar Nasser

Samar Nasser

Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership
Adjunct Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-994-1749
Email: Email
Department: Clinical Research and Leadership


  • B.S., Wayne State University, 1998
  • MS, Wayne State University, 2001
  • MPH, University of Michigan, 2005
  • PhD, Wayne State University, 2011


Dr. Nasser is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at The George Washington University. She was previously employed as a Physician Assistant at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center where she managed the care of patients in the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Clinic, while concurrently working in the field of clinical research. Her clinical research roles were as Assistant Medical Director in the Center for Urban and African American Health, and Sub-Investigator/Co-Investigator on several clinical research and pharmaceutical trials in the Division of Translational Research and Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Nasser has co-authored numerous journal articles and several book chapters focusing on cardiovascular disease/hypertension and ethnic disparities.


1.  The National Collaborative on Aging, 2012 Faculty Awards Program at George Washington University

Title:  Medicare Providers' Use of Race and Genetics in Medical Practice

Period:  11/2011 through 12/2012

Role:  Co-Principal Investigator

2.  University of Michigan Faculty Award Grant


The Impact of Environment on Social Competence Among Preschoolers with Disabilities 

Role: Principal Investigator

Period:  June 2013 - May 2014


·      The George Washington University, School of Health Sciences Research Day, Oral Presentation Winner, March 28, 2012


Critical Analysis in Clinical Research, CRA 6201

Clinical Trial Investigations, CTR 6205

Quality Improvement in Health Care, HSci 2108

Pathophysiology, HSCI 2102 (Co-teacher)

Centers and Institutes

UM-Dearborn/Oakwood Healthcare Research Partnership
The University of Michigan-Dearborn, 
College of Education, Health, and Human Services


  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Clinical Management and Leadership
  • Clinical Research Administration
  • Core Curriculum in Health Sciences
  • Translational Health Sciences


View publications by this faculty member from January 1, 2013 - present

Additional publications published before January 1, 2013 may be available within Himmelfarb Library's database.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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