Senior Consultant Samantha Persaud

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Samantha is passionate about developing community-informed solutions that increase access to quality care. She has a wide range of experience working with pharmaceutical companies, corporate and private foundations, and non-profit organizations to help them meet their public health goals.

At Rabin Martin, Samantha focuses on:

  • Shaping evidence-informed initiatives that address barriers to care with a programmatic sustainability lens
  • Building monitoring, evaluation, and learning strategies and collaborations
  • Guiding on policy and advocacy engagement strategies for multi-national companies that increase access to care

Prior to joining Rabin Martin, Samantha served as a program director at a community-based organization in Brooklyn, NY, where she led the development and implementation of maternal health and HIV programs and built referral pathways to community resources that address barriers to care. During her graduate studies, she specialized in maternal health and conducted a qualitative study exploring sources of influence on prenatal nutrition in Managua, Nicaragua. Samantha began her career in public health fundraising and grant writing with Global Health Corps and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.



MPH, Social & Behavior Sciences and Global Health

Yale University School of Public Health


BA, Sociology and Pre-Health

New York University