Associate Samantha Persaud

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Samantha is a firm believer that health is a human right and is passionate about the intersection of maternal and child health and the growing burden of non-communicable diseases. To Rabin Martin, she brings a background in behavioral sciences and program development, implementation and evaluation.

At Rabin Martin, she specializes in:

  • Providing operational, technical, and strategic support for a major global health initiative;
  • Conducting research to inform evidence-based health programming;
  • Maintaining focus on quality improvement and implementation science research to ensure sustainable scale up

Prior to joining the firm, Samantha worked in global health fundraising at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Global Health Corps. Most recently, as part of her Master’s thesis, she conducted a qualitative study investigating factors influencing prenatal nutrition among adolescent girls living in a peri-urban community of Managua, Nicaragua. Her domestic research and patient-facing work includes women’s health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS in New York, NY, New Haven, CT, and Washington, DC.


MPH, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Global Health
Yale University School of Public Health 

BS, Sociology
New York University