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    Samantha Hurst

    TitleAssociate Project Scientist
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0725
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-822-0766
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      Samantha Hurst, Ph.D. is an Associate Project Scientist in the UCSD Department of Family Medicine And Public Health. As a medical anthropologist and qualitative methodologist, Dr. Hurst’s areas of expertise include cross-cultural medicine and community-based health treatment strategies. She is particularly interested and involved in issues dealing with equity in healthcare accessibility and ethnic and cultural health disparities. Dr. Hurst's research collaborations span a rich variety of healthcare domains such as neurology, psychiatry, behavioral health, health policy, complimentary medicine, and medical education, tobacco prevention/education. For over a decade she has collaborated on projects working with a number of unique U.S. ethnic/cultural groups and international populations - American Indian, Australian Aborigine, First Nation [Canada], Maori [New Zealand], Somali-Americans, Yoruba [Nigeria], and U.S. combat veterans. These studies have included research such as alcohol and drug misuse, men’s health, youth violence prevention, sexual assault prevention and reproductive justice, psychological trauma and stress, hypertension and secondary stroke prevention, and tobacco education/cessation/prevention. Dr. Hurst's passion for community and public service has rewarded her as a newly appointed Commissioner for the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission. She has also recently been selected as a Board Member for the National Women's Political Caucus, San Diego Chapter.

      Dr. Hurst received her Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship training in Cultural Psychiatry and Medical Anthropologist at the Alcohol Research Center at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla.


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      1. Gilmer T, Henwood B, McGovern N, Hurst S, Burgdorf J, Innes-Gomberg D. Health Outcomes and Costs Associated with the Provision of Culturally Competent Services for Underrepresented Ethnic Populations with Severe Mental Illness. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2017 Jan 03. PMID: 28050652.
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      2. Ojeda VD, Hiller SP, Hurst S, Jones N, McMenamin S, Burgdorf J, Gilmer TP. Implementation of Age-Specific Services for Transition-Age Youths in California. Psychiatr Serv. 2016 Sep 01; 67(9):970-6. PMID: 27133720.
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      3. Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP. Implementing Tobacco Control Programs in Homeless Shelters: A Mixed-Methods Study. Health Promot Pract. 2016 Jul; 17(4):501-11. PMID: 26678988.
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      4. Vijayaraghavan M, Hurst S, Pierce JP. A Qualitative Examination of Smoke-Free Policies and Electronic Cigarettes Among Sheltered Homeless Adults. Am J Health Promot. 2017 May; 31(3):243-250. PMID: 26559719.
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      5. Linke SE, Noble M, Hurst S, Strong DR, Redwine L, Norman SB, Lindamer LA. An Exercise-Based Program for Veterans with Substance Use Disorders: Formative Research. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2015 Jul-Aug; 47(3):248-57. PMID: 26098629.
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      6. Hurst S, Arulogun OS, Owolabi AO, Akinyemi R, Uvere E, Warth S, Ovbiagele B. Pretesting Qualitative Data Collection Procedures to Facilitate Methodological Adherence and Team Building in Nigeria. Int J Qual Methods. 2015; 14:53-64. PMID: 25866494.
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      7. Owolabi MO, Akinyemi RO, Hurst S, Arulogun O, Olaniyan O, Gebregziabher M, Salako BL, Ovbiagele B. Tailored Hospital-based Risk Reduction to Impede Vascular Events After Stroke (THRIVES) study: qualitative phase protocol. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2014 Mar; 13(1):29-35. PMID: 24526149; PMCID: PMC4134882.
      8. Greci LS, Ramloll R, Hurst S, Garman K, Beedasy J, Pieper EB, Huang R, Higginbotham E, Agha Z. vTrain: a novel curriculum for patient surge training in a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE). Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Jun; 28(3):215-22. PMID: 23388521.
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      9. Hurst S, Nader P. Building community involvement in cross-cultural Indigenous health programs. Int J Qual Health Care. 2006 Aug; 18(4):294-8. PMID: 16835433.
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