Gregory P. Samsa, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Road Ste 1105, 11045 Hock Plaza, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 613-5212
Email address samsa001@mc.duke.edu

Greg Samsa is an applied statistician whose primary interests are in study design, instrument development, information synthesis, practice improvement, effective communication of statistical results, and teaching. He is a believer in the power of statistical thinking, as broadly defined.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988

Publications

Hochman, MJ, Yu, Y, Wolf, SP, Samsa, GP, Kamal, AH, and LeBlanc, TW. "Comparing the Palliative Care Needs of Patients With Hematologic and Solid Malignancies." Journal of pain and symptom management 55, no. 1 (January 2018): 82-88.e1.

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28887271
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Clement, ME, Seidelman, J, Wu, J, Alexis, K, McGee, K, Okeke, NL, Samsa, G, and McKellar, M. "An educational initiative in response to identified PrEP prescribing needs among PCPs in the Southern U.S. (Accepted)" AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV (October 5, 2017): 1-6.

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Phippen, NT, Secord, AA, Wolf, S, Samsa, G, Davidson, B, Abernethy, AP, Cella, D, Havrilesky, LJ, Burger, RA, Monk, BJ, and Leath, CA. "Quality of life is significantly associated with survival in women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: An ancillary data analysis of the NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG-0218) study." Gynecologic oncology 147, no. 1 (October 2017): 98-103.

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28743369
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Bostwick, D, Wolf, S, Samsa, G, Bull, J, Taylor, DH, Johnson, KS, and Kamal, AH. "Comparing the Palliative Care Needs of Those With Cancer to Those With Common Non-Cancer Serious Illness." Journal of pain and symptom management 53, no. 6 (June 2017): 1079-1084.e1.

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28457746
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Bhavsar, NA, Harrison, MR, Hirsch, BR, Creel, P, Wolf, SP, Samsa, GP, Abernethy, AP, Simantov, R, Borham, A, and George, DJ. "Design and Rationale of the Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (MaRCC) Registry: A Prospective Academic and Community-Based Study of Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer." Cancer investigation 35, no. 5 (May 2017): 333-344.

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28368708
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Kort, DN, Samsa, GP, and McKellar, MS. "Sexual orientation differences in HIV testing motivation among college men." Journal of American college health : J of ACH 65, no. 3 (April 2017): 223-227.

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28059669
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Hochman, MJ, Kamal, AH, Wolf, SP, Samsa, GP, Currow, DC, Abernethy, AP, and LeBlanc, TW. "Anticholinergic Drug Burden in Noncancer Versus Cancer Patients Near the End of Life." Journal of pain and symptom management 52, no. 5 (November 2016): 737-743.e3.

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27663186
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Slentz, CA, Bateman, LA, Willis, LH, Granville, EO, Piner, LW, Samsa, GP, Setji, TL, Muehlbauer, MJ, Huffman, KM, Bales, CW, and Kraus, WE. "Effects of exercise training alone vs a combined exercise and nutritional lifestyle intervention on glucose homeostasis in prediabetic individuals: a randomised controlled trial." Diabetologia 59, no. 10 (October 2016): 2088-2098.

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27421729
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Beaven, AW, Samsa, G, Zimmerman, S, and Smith, SK. "Quality of Life is Similar between Long-term Survivors of Indolent and Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma." Cancer investigation 34, no. 6 (July 5, 2016): 279-285.

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27379565
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Nipp, RD, Zullig, LL, Samsa, G, Peppercorn, JM, Schrag, D, Taylor, DH, Abernethy, AP, and Zafar, SY. "Identifying cancer patients who alter care or lifestyle due to treatment-related financial distress." Psycho-oncology 25, no. 6 (June 2016): 719-725.

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26149817
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