Samantha L. Solimeo, PhD, MPH

Investigator and Health Science Research Specialist
Director of the Ethnographic Methods and Implementation Core (EMIC)
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

Contact Information

Primary Office: CADRE
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246-2208


BA, Anthropology, Fort Lewis College
MA, Feminist Anthropology, University of Iowa
MPH, Public Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health
PhD, Anthropology, University of Iowa

Postdoctoral Fellow, Aging and Medical Anthropology, Duke University Medical Center, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development


Stewart, G. L., Astrove, S. L., Reeves, C. J., Crawford, E. R. & Solimeo, S. (2017). Those with the Most Find it Hardest to Share: Exploring Leader Resistance to the Implementation of Team-Based Empowerment. Academy of Management Journal, 60(6), 2266-2293. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2015.1173.

(2017). Barriers to Implementation and Spread of Specialty Care Telehealth PACT Serving Rural Veterans. Salt Lake City Center of Innovation Bone Health Team.

Jacupcak, M., Primack, J. M. & Solimeo, S. L. (2017). Introduction to the Special Issue Examining the Implications of Masculinity Within Military and Veteran Populations. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 18(3), 181-182.

Solimeo, S. L., Ono, S. S., Stewart, K. R., Lampman, M., Rosenthal, G. & Stewart, G. (2016). Gatekeepers as Care Providers: The Care Work of Patient-centered Medical Home Clerical Staff. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 31(1), 97-114. PMID: 26854283.

Edmonds, S. W., Solimeo, S. L., Nguyen, T., Wright, N. C., Roblin, D. W., Saag, K. G. & Cram, P. (2016). Understanding Preferences for Osteoporosis Information to Develop an Osteoporosis Patient Education Brochure. Permanente Journal, 21, 16-024.

Solimeo, S. L., Stewart, G. L. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2016). The Critical Role of Clerks in the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Annals of Family Medicine, 14(4), 377-9. PMID: 27401428.

Solimeo, S. L., Ono, S. S., Lampman, M. A., Paez, M. B. & Stewart, G. L. (2015). The Empowerment Paradox as a Central Challenge to Patient Centered Medical Home Implementation in the Veteran’s Health Administration. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(1), 26-33. PMID: 25052920.

Patterson, B. J., Solimeo, S. L., Stewart, K. R., Rosenthal, G. R., Kaboli, P. J. & Lund, B. (2015). Perceptions of Pharmacists' Integration into Patient-Centered Medical Home Teams. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 11(1), 85-95. PMID: 24954185.

Stewart, K. R., Stewart, G. L., Lampman, M., Wakefield, B., Rosenthal, G. & Solimeo, S. L. (2015). Implications of the Patient-Centered Medical Home for Nursing Practice. The Journal of nursing administration, 45(11), 569-74. PMID: 26492149.

Solimeo, S. L. (2015). Capsule commentary on Zuchowski et al., challenges in referral communication between VHA primary care and specialty care. J Gen Intern Med, 30(3), 344. PMID: PMC4351267.

Edmonds, S. W., Cram, P., Lu, X., Roblin, D. W., Wright, N. C., Saag, K. G. & Solimeo, S. L. (2014). Improving Bone Mineral Density Reporting to Patients with an Illustration of Personal Fracture Risk. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14, 101. PMID: 25743200.

Edmonds, S. W., Solimeo, S. L., Lu, X., Roblin, D. W., Saag, K. G. & Cram, P. (2014). Developing a Bone Mineral Density Test Result Letter to Send to Patients: A Mixed Methods Study. Patient Preference and Adherence, 5(8), 827-841. PMID: 24940049.

Solimeo, S. L., Stewart, K., Stewart, G. L. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2014). Implementing a Patient Centered Medical Home in the Veterans Health Administration: Perspectives of Primary Care Providers. Healthcare, 2(4), 245-250. PMID: 26250631.

Perkinson, M. A., Solimeo, S. L. (2014). Aging in Cultural Context and as Narrative Process: Conceptual Foundations of the Anthropology of Aging as Reflected in the Works of Margaret Clark and Sharon Kaufman. Special Issue “Remembering Our Roots.”. The Gerontologist, 54(1), 101-107. PMID: 24270212.

True, G. T., Stewart, G. L., Lampman, M. A., Pelak, M. & Solimeo, S. L. (2014). Teamwork and Delegation in Medical Homes: Primary Care Staff Perspectives in the Veterans Health Administration. Special Issue on the Patient Centered Medical Home. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29(Suppl 2), S632-S639. PMID: 24737223.

Ono, S. S., Solimeo, S. L. (2014). Afterword: Public Sector Anthropologists and New Direction for a Public Anthropology. Annals of Anthropological Practice, 37(2), 172-180. DOI: 10.1111/napa.12025.

(2013). Perceptions of Telehealth Services: Emergent Themes from Primary Care Staff and PACT Stakeholders.

Solimeo, S. L., Hein, M., Paez, M., Ono, S. S., Lampman, M. & Stewart, G. L. (2013). Medical Homes Require More than an EMR and Aligned Incentives. American Journal of Managed Care, 19(2), 132-140. PMID: 23448110.

(2013). A Practical Formative Evaluation of the VISN 23 PACT Learning Collaborative. Team and Formative Evaluation Core, VISN 23 Patient Aligned Care Team Demonstration Lab.

Solimeo, S. L., Silverman, S. L., Calderon, A. D., Nguyen, A. & Gold, D. T. (2012). Measuring Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in Osteoporotic Males using the Male OPAQ. Osteoporosis International, 23(3), 841-852. PMID: 21528362.

Ono, S. S., Solimeo, S. L. (2011). Public Anthropology, Part 1: Public Anthropology or ‘Publics’ and ‘Anthropologies?’. (Vols. 52). (7), pp. s1-s46. Anthropology News. DOI: 10.1111/j.1556-3502.2011.52701_s.x.

Solimeo, S. L. (2011). Living with a ‘Women’s Disease: Risk Appraisal and Management Among Men with Osteoporosis. Journal of Men's Health, 8(3), 185-191. PMID: 22125585.

Solimeo, S. L., Weber, T. J. & Gold, D. T. (2011). Older Men's Explanatory Model for Osteoporosis. The Gerontologist, 51(4), 530-9. PMID: 21310768.

(2010). Report on Early Implementation. Team and Formative Evaluation Core, VISN 23 Patient Aligned Care Team Demonstration Lab.

Solimeo, S. L. (2009). With Shaking Hands: Aging with Parkinson’s Disease in America’s Heartland. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press Studies in Medical Anthropology.

Solimeo, S. L. (2008). Osteoporosis in Older Men: Feelings of Masculinity and a “Women’s Disease”. Generations, 32(1), 73-77.

Solimeo, S. L. (2008). Sex and Gender in Older Adults’ Experiences of Parkinson’s Disease. Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 63(1), S42-S48. PMID: 18332201.

Gold, D. T., Solimeo, S. L. (2006). Osteoporosis and Depression: A Historical Perspective. Curr Osteoporos Rep, 4(4), 134-9. PMID: 17112423.