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Luba  Yammine

Luba Yammine, PhD, RN, FNP-C

Assistant Professor
Department of Research
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Dr. Yammine is Assistant Professor in the Department of Research. Her research and clinical interests focus on psychosocial and behavioral change factors in medical patient populations. She currently directs a randomized clinical trial evaluating the effects of exenatide on smoking outcomes in pre-diabetic and overweight smokers.

Dr. Yammine is a practicing family nurse practitioner. She works with mostly underserved, racially and ethnically diverse patients of all ages, attending to a broad range of medical and psychosocial needs.

Yammine has received multiple awards for clinical practice and research, presented at the regional and national conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals.  Yammine’s work is largely interdisciplinary and includes physicians, nurses, dental care providers, psychologists, and basic science researchers.

Yammine obtained her BSN degree from Texas Woman’s University. From UTHealth School of Nursing, she received her MSN in 2009, followed by her doctoral degree in 2013 as the Memorial Hermann Hospital System Scholar. In 2016, Yammine completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

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