Samson Jarso received his Ph.D. training in the Biophysics group at the University of California Berkeley. He went on to a postdoctoral fellowship in the FM Kirby Center at Johns Hopkins University. Subsequently, He became a junior faculty member in the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University. Samson then turned his attention toward both biomedical engineering capacity building and healthcare strengthening in a global health setting.

He formed the Andromeda Institute for Innovation and Implementation Science with the support of the business office at Johns Hopkins University, the Department of Radiology, and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. After that, he received a US State Department Fulbright Scholarship Grant to apply his training toward healthcare strengthening in Uganda, where he continues to work and live.


Education History

  • PhD BioPhysics, University of California Berkeley

Work Experience

Adjunct Faculty, JHU Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals


Shinohara RT, Sweeney EM, Goldsmith J, Shiee N, Mateen FJ, Calabresi PA, Jarso S, Pham DL, Reich DS, Crainiceanu C, Corrigendum to “Statistical normalization techniques for magnetic resonance imaging” Neuroimage Clin. 2015 Feb 24;7:848

Shinohara R. T., Sweeney E. M., Goldsmith J, Shiee N, Mateen F, Calabresi P, Jarso S, Pham D, Reich D, and Crainiceanu C, Normalization Techniques for Statistical Inference from Magnetic Resonance Imaging. NeuroImage Clin., 6 (2014) 9–19
Jarso S, Li M, Faria A, Davis C, Leigh R, Sebastian R, Tsapkini K, Mori S, Hillis AE. Distinct Mechanisms and Timing of Language Recovery after Stroke, Cogn. Neuropsychol. 2013; 30(7-8):454-75
Leigh R, Oishi K, Hsu J, Lindquist M, Gottesman RF, Jarso S, Crainiceanu C, Mori S, Hillis AE Acute lesions that impair emotional empathy, Brain. 2013 Aug;136(Pt 8):2539-49

Zaca D, Jarso S, Pillai J, Role of Semantic Paradigms for Optimization of Language Mapping in Clinical fMRI Studies American Journal of Neuroradiology 2013 Oct;34(10): 1966-71

Landman BA, Huang AJ, Gifford A, Vikram DS, Lim IA, Farrell JA, Bogovic JA, Hua J, Chen M, Jarso S, Smith SA, Joel S, Mori S, Pekar JJ, Barker PB, Prince JL, van Zijl PC. Mutli-Parametric Neuroimaging Reproducibility: A 3T Resource Study Neuroimage. 2011 Feb 14;54(4):2854-66

Zektzer AS, Swanson MG, Jarso S, Nelson SJ, Vigneron DB, Kurhanewicz, Improved signal to noise in high-resolution magic angle spinning total correlation spectroscopy studies of prostate tissues using rotor-synchronized adiabatic pulses. J. Magn. Reson. Med., 2005 Jan;53(1):41-8.

Swanson MG, Zektzer AS, Tabatabai ZL, Simko J, Jarso S, Keshari KR, Schmitt L, Carroll PR, Shinohara K, Vigneron DB, Kurhanewicz J. Quantitative analysis of prostate metabolites using 1H HR-MAS spectroscopy. J. Magn. Reson. Med., 2006 Jun;55(6):1257-64.

Rajan SS, Patt RH, Jarso S, Mellusi M, Carvlin M, Lossef S. An Extended-Length Coil Design for Peripheral MR Angiography. J. Magn. Reson. Im. 1991;9(4):493-5.

Honors and Awards

  • US Department of State Fulbright Grant Scholarship (2018)
  • US Department of State Fulbright Grant Scholarship (2017)

Professional Organizations

Society for Medical Decision Making
Biomedical Engineering Society
Biophysical Society