MBChB, MSc, DMMD, PhD, MRCPsych
Dr. Zainab (Zena) Samaan is an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Associate Faculty, Population Genomics Program, McMaster University. Dr. Samaan is also a staff psychiatrist, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and Certified Academic Psychiatrist by The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Dr. Samaan completed a Master’s in Science at the Dept. of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and further trained in psychiatric genetic epidemiology with Professors Peter McGuffin and Anne Farmer at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, London, UK where she obtained PhD in psychiatric genetics. Dr. Samaan is also a Staff Psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Hamilton Health Sciences.
Her clinical interests are centered on the interface between psychiatry and medicine specifically, depression comorbidity with obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Corresponding research interests:
- Psychiatric genetics
- Comorbidity of depression with cardiometabolic disorders
- Addiction and suicide risk factors
Metabolism & Nutrition
Mental Health, Addiction, Clinical, Genetics