Dr. Lavleen K. Samra-Gill Ph.D., MPH

Health Behavior & Epidemiology located in Marysville, WA

About Dr. Lavleen K. Samra-Gill Ph.D., MPH

Lavleen K. Samra-Gill is the Clinic Manager of Symmetria Integrative Medical.  She completed her doctoral degree in Public Health, with an emphasis on Health Behavior and Epidemiology at Indiana University. She completed her Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Behavioral, Social, & Community Health in 2016 from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Science with a concentration in psychology in 2012 from Indiana University-Purdue University.  Lavleen was previously an Assistant Professor at Indiana University and Project Manager of several research studies at IUPUI and IU, all with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention in community-based settings.

Lavleen’s research focuses on behavioral, social, and cultural factors impact chronic disease risk and management.  Her focus at Symmetria is to create and foster a health care model that places the patient at the heart of care.  Her passion has always been in healthcare and non-invasive healing treatments focusing on fixing the cause rather than patching the symptoms.  She began her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and saw the physical and emotional side effects of physical pain.  Seeing the repercussions of medication abuse and the emotional ramifications of reduced quality of life, prevention became a driving force in her career.  Moreover, her training and education led her to look deeply at the impact of nutrition on chronic disease and physical medicine.  At Symmetria, Lavleen strives to provide an environment where the determinants of healthcare are minimized and patient-centered care is reformed.  Her mission is to advance Symmetria Integrative Medical into the gold-standard of healthcare through individualized, evidence-based treatment therapies.  Her emphasis on community wellness and health promotion and prevention are the fundamental characteristics of Symmetria Integrative Medical.

Publications and Conferences

Erika I. Lopez, Joyce Pittman, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Chelsea Tabor, and Susan M. Rawl. 2015 April 17. Factors Associated with Ostomy Adjustment in People Living with An Intestinal or Urinary Ostomy. Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Chelsea Tabor, Joyce Pittman, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Susan M. Rawl.  2014 April 17.  Evaluating the Quality of Web-based Ostomy Patient Resources.  Poster session presented at MNRS 39th Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Joyce Pittman, Chelsea Tabor, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Susan M. Rawl.  2014 April 17.  Analyzing the gaps in Web-based Ostomy Patient Support Resources.  Poster session presented at the American Academy of Nursing’s 2014 Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Lavleen Samra-Gill, Chelsea Tabor, Susan M. Rawl, Joyce Pittman.  2014 December.  Web-based Ostomy Patient Support:  Is it evidence-based?  Poster session presented at Nursing Care Research Conference 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Susan McLennon, Lucia Wocial, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft.  2015 April 16.  Evidence for Factors Contributing to Nurse Moral Distress.  Poster session presented at MNRS 39th Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Susan M. McLennon, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft.  2014 March.  Quality of End of Life Cancer Care at Indiana University Health.  Poster session presented at RESPECT Conference 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Susan M. McLennon, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft.  2015 February 23.  Quality of End of Life Cancer Care at Indiana University Health.  Poster session presented at AAHPM & HPNA Conference 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Priscilla Barnes, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Samantha Schaefer, Erin Fogarty, David Lohrman, Krisha Thiagarajah, Ashleigh Bush.  2015 November 3.  Communicate, Coordinate, Collaborate!: A IU Health Case Study Exploring Inter-professional Collaboration Among Primary Care and Medical Nutrition Therapy.  Poster session presented at APHA 2015, Chicago, Illinois.

Lavleen Samra-Gill, Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Priscilla Barnes, Jon Agley, Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Susan E. Middlestadt.  2016 October 31.  Describing the Chronic Disease Risk and Health Needs of Adult Punjabi Women living in Central Indiana.  Oral presentation at APHA 2016, Denver, Colorado.    

Lavleen Samra-Gill, Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Priscilla Barnes, Susan E. Middlestadt.  2016 April 7.  Exploratory Assessment of the Behavioral, Social, and Health Needs of Punjabi Women Living in Central Indiana.  Poster session presented at Indiana Public Health Week Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.    

Under Review

Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Barnes P, Agley J, Weiss-Kennedy C, & Middlestadt SE.  Describing the disease risk and health needs of Punjabi women in Indiana.  

Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Barnes P, Agley J, Weiss-Kennedy C, & Middlestadt SE.  Describing the disease risk and health needs of Punjabi women in central Indiana: A faith-based sample.   

In Progress

Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Sherwood-Laughlin C, Bidulescu A, Barnes P.  Identifying the Current Dietary Behaviors of Punjabi Adults Living in Washington State:  A Link to Type 2 Diabetes.

Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Sherwood-Laughlin C, Bidulescu A, Barnes P.  New Beginnings for A Better Health:  A Faith-Based Intervention among Sikh Asian-Indians Living with Type 2 Diabetes.  

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Lavleen K. Samra-Gill is the Clinic Manager of Symmetria Integrative Medical.  She completed her doctoral degree in Public Health, with an emphasis on Health Behavior and Epidemiology at Indiana University. She completed her Master’s in Public Health with a focus in Behavioral, Social, & Community Health in 2016 from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Science with a concentration in psychology in 2012 from Indiana University-Purdue University.  Lavleen was previously an Assistant Professor at Indiana University and Project Manager of several research studies at IUPUI and IU, all with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention in community-based settings.

Lavleen’s research focuses on behavioral, social, and cultural factors impact chronic disease risk and management.  Her focus at Symmetria is to create and foster a health care model that places the patient at the heart of care.  Her passion has always been in healthcare and non-invasive healing treatments focusing on fixing the cause rather than patching the symptoms.  She began her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and saw the physical and emotional side effects of physical pain.  Seeing the repercussions of medication abuse and the emotional ramifications of reduced quality of life, prevention became a driving force in her career.  Moreover, her training and education led her to look deeply at the impact of nutrition on chronic disease and physical medicine.  At Symmetria, Lavleen strives to provide an environment where the determinants of healthcare are minimized and patient-centered care is reformed.  Her mission is to advance Symmetria Integrative Medical into the gold-standard of healthcare through individualized, evidence-based treatment therapies.  Her emphasis on community wellness and health promotion and prevention are the fundamental characteristics of Symmetria Integrative Medical.

Publications and Conferences

Erika I. Lopez, Joyce Pittman, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Chelsea Tabor, and Susan M. Rawl. 2015 April 17. Factors Associated with Ostomy Adjustment in People Living with An Intestinal or Urinary Ostomy. Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Chelsea Tabor, Joyce Pittman, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Susan M. Rawl.  2014 April 17.  Evaluating the Quality of Web-based Ostomy Patient Resources.  Poster session presented at MNRS 39th Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Joyce Pittman, Chelsea Tabor, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Susan M. Rawl.  2014 April 17.  Analyzing the gaps in Web-based Ostomy Patient Support Resources.  Poster session presented at the American Academy of Nursing’s 2014 Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Lavleen Samra-Gill, Chelsea Tabor, Susan M. Rawl, Joyce Pittman.  2014 December.  Web-based Ostomy Patient Support:  Is it evidence-based?  Poster session presented at Nursing Care Research Conference 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Susan McLennon, Lucia Wocial, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft.  2015 April 16.  Evidence for Factors Contributing to Nurse Moral Distress.  Poster session presented at MNRS 39th Annual Research Conference 2015, Indianapolis, Indiana.  

Susan M. McLennon, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft.  2014 March.  Quality of End of Life Cancer Care at Indiana University Health.  Poster session presented at RESPECT Conference 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Susan M. McLennon, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Paul Helft.  2015 February 23.  Quality of End of Life Cancer Care at Indiana University Health.  Poster session presented at AAHPM & HPNA Conference 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Priscilla Barnes, Lavleen Samra-Gill, Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Samantha Schaefer, Erin Fogarty, David Lohrman, Krisha Thiagarajah, Ashleigh Bush.  2015 November 3.  Communicate, Coordinate, Collaborate!: A IU Health Case Study Exploring Inter-professional Collaboration Among Primary Care and Medical Nutrition Therapy.  Poster session presented at APHA 2015, Chicago, Illinois.

Lavleen Samra-Gill, Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Priscilla Barnes, Jon Agley, Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Susan E. Middlestadt.  2016 October 31.  Describing the Chronic Disease Risk and Health Needs of Adult Punjabi Women living in Central Indiana.  Oral presentation at APHA 2016, Denver, Colorado.    

Lavleen Samra-Gill, Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Priscilla Barnes, Susan E. Middlestadt.  2016 April 7.  Exploratory Assessment of the Behavioral, Social, and Health Needs of Punjabi Women Living in Central Indiana.  Poster session presented at Indiana Public Health Week Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.    

Under Review

Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Barnes P, Agley J, Weiss-Kennedy C, & Middlestadt SE.  Describing the disease risk and health needs of Punjabi women in Indiana.  

Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Barnes P, Agley J, Weiss-Kennedy C, & Middlestadt SE.  Describing the disease risk and health needs of Punjabi women in central Indiana: A faith-based sample.   

In Progress

Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Sherwood-Laughlin C, Bidulescu A, Barnes P.  Identifying the Current Dietary Behaviors of Punjabi Adults Living in Washington State:  A Link to Type 2 Diabetes.

Samra-Gill L, Guerra-Reyes L, Sherwood-Laughlin C, Bidulescu A, Barnes P.  New Beginnings for A Better Health:  A Faith-Based Intervention among Sikh Asian-Indians Living with Type 2 Diabetes.  


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Insurances

Here is a list of insurances accepted at Symmetria Integrative Medical. If you do not see your insurance provider or if you have any questions about payment, please contact our office.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
First Choice Health
Premera