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Samir Akre


Samir is a first-year Ph.D. student in the medical informatics program at UCLA interested in translational medicine and entrepreneurship. He received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from UC Davis in 2018.



Friedman J, Akre S. COVID-19 and the Drug Overdose Crisis: Uncovering the Deadliest Months in the United States, January‒July 2020. Am J Public Health. 2021 Jul;111(7):1284-1291. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2021.306256. Epub 2021 Apr 15. PMID: 33856885; PMCID: PMC8493145.

Akre S, Liu PY, Friedman JR, Bui AAT. International COVID-19 mortality forecast visualization: JAMIA Open. 2021 Dec 28;4(4):ooab113. doi: 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooab113. PMID: 34988383; PMCID: PMC8712244.


Rajamani A, Borkowski K, Akre S, Fernandez A, Newman JW, Simon SI, Passerini AG.Oxylipins in triglyceride-rich lipoproteins of dyslipidemic subjects promote endothelial inflammation following a high fat meal. Sci Rep. 2019 Jun 17;9(1):8655. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45005-5. PMID: 31209255; PMCID: PMC6572825.
Taft DH, Akre S, Madrid N, Knoesen A, Mills DA, Lewis ZT. Resident microbes of lactation rooms and daycares. PeerJ. 2019 Dec 13;7:e8168. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.8168. PMID: 31844574; PMCID: PMC6913265.

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