Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Dr. Samuels is an emergency medicine physician, health services trained researcher, and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She completed her emergency medicine training at the Brown Emergency Medicine Residency Program, a health service research and health policy fellowship at the Yale National Clinician Scholars Program, and is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Her work focuses on the treatment of substance use disorders and how the emergency department can be leveraged to improve population health and reduce health inequities.


Dr. Samuels is a recipient of an Advance-CTR Mentored Research Award working on intervention development within overdose hotspot communities in Rhode Island. She currently serves as the consulting Assistant Medical Director for the Rhode Island Department of Health’s (RIDOH) Drug Overdose Prevention Program. In this role, Dr. Samuels is leading implementation and evaluation of Rhode Island's statewide standards of care for ED and hospital treatment of opioid overdose and opioid use disorder, including expansion of ED-initiated buprenorphine. She is also piloting an ED-based community health worker-peer recovery specialist program to both address the social determinants of recovery and link patients to harm reduction services and addiction treatment.  

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