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Hamed Samavat

Department : Clinical and Preventive Nutritional Sciences

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Joint Appointment Title : Assistant Professor  
Department : Urban-Global Public Health  
School: School of Public Health  
Campus: Newark  

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Degree Degree Source Year Awarded
PhD, MSc, RDN, LDN University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2015
Title Authors Where and When
Green tea catechin extract supplementation effects on circulating sex hormones and insulin-like growth factor-axis proteins in postmenopausal women: A 12 month randomized controlled trial. Samavat H, Ursin G, Wang R, Yee D, Wu AH, Yu MC, Kurzer MS, Yuan JM. J Nutr. 2019 Apr 1;149(4):619-627
Association between prediagnostic leukocyte telomere length and breast cancer risk: the Singapore Chinese Health Study. Samavat H, Xun X, Jin A, Wang R, Koh WP, Yuan JM. Breast Cancer Res. 2019 Apr; 21(1):50.
A randomized controlled trial of green tea extract supplementation and mammographic density in postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer. Samavat H, Ursin G, Emory TH, Lee E, Wang R, Yu MC, Yee D, Wu AH, Yuan JM, Kurzer MS. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2017 Dec;10(12):710-718.
"Effect of green tea extract consumption on liver toxicity: results from a randomized trial in postmenopausal women in the United States." Zheming Yu, Samavat H, Dostal AM, Wang R, Torkelson CJ, Yang CS, Butler LM, Kensler TW, Wu AH, Kurzer MS, Yuan JM. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2017 Oct;10(10):571-579.
"Dietary glycemic load, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and insoluble fiber are associated with plasma F2-isoprostanes in postmenopausal women." Arikawa AY, Samavat H, Gross M, Kurzer MS. J Nutr. 2017 Sep;147 (9):1693-1699.
Effects of green tea catechin extract on serum lipids in postmenopausal women: a randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial. Samavat H, Newman AR, Wang R, Yuan JM, Wu AH, Kurzer MS. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Dec;104(6):1671-1682.
"Green tea extract and catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype modify fasting serum insulin and plasma adiponectin concentrations in a randomized controlled trial of overweight and obese postmenopausal women." Dostal AM, Samavat H, Espejo L, Arikawa AY, Stendell-Hollis NR, Kurzer MS. J Nutr 2016; 146: 38–45.
"The safety of green tea extract supplementation in postmenopausal women at risk for breast cancer: Results of the Minnesota Green Tea Trial." Dostal AM, Samavat H, Bedell S, Torkelson C, Wang R, Le CT, Ursin G, Swenson KK, Wu AH, Yuan JM, Kurzer MS. Food Chem Toxicol. 2015 Sep; 83: 26-35.
The Minnesota Green Tea Trial (MGTT), a randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of green tea extract on biomarkers of breast cancer risk: Study rationale, design, methods, and participant characteristics. Samavat H, Dostal AM, Wang R, Bedell S, Emory TH, Ursin G, Torkelson CJ, Gross MD, Le CT, Yu MC, Yang CS, Yee D, Wu AH, Yuan JM, Kurzer MS. Cancer Causes Control. 2015 Oct; 26(10):1405-19.
Estrogen metabolism and breast cancer Samavat H, Kurzer MS. Cancer Lett. 2015; 356(2):231-43.
Association of urinary levels of estrogens and estrogen metabolites with mammographic density in postmenopausal women Samavat H, Kurzer MS. The Digest, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Research Dietetics Practice Group (RDPG), Vol. 48, No. 6, 2013.
Award Year
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Post-doctoral Training Fellowship Award in Cancer Etiology and Prevention 2017
Department of Defense, Individual Breast Cancer Predoctoral Traineeship Award, USA, 2010-2013
Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota 2014-2015
30th Annual UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Scientific Retreat and Satellite Conference, 1st place winner of poster presentation award 2018
PhenHRIG 2016 Student Phenolic Research Awards, Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA 2016
Title Details
Hamed Samavat, PhD, MSc, RDN, LDN  2/18/20 Hamed Samavat completed his dietetic internship with a focus on eating disorders at the University of Minnesota- The Emily Program. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. He further completed an NIH post-doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Cancer- Hillman Cancer Center with a focus on nutrition and cancer prevention. He has conducted research in both clinical and observational (nutritional epidemiology) settings assessing the role of dietary factors in the etiology and prevention of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Samavat is teaching graduate-level nutrition courses including Human Metabolism and Body Composition (NUTR 7210) and Applied Clinical Nutrition Statistics (NUTR 6481) in the Fall semester, and Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism (NUTR 6300) and Nutrition Across the Lifespan (NUTR 5300) in the Spring semester. He also mentors masters and doctoral of clinical nutrition students.

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