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Samantha Jacobs, MPH

Sr. Research Associate since 2017


sjacobs@rescueagency.com
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Samantha is a DC native who first discovered her passion for public health as a high-school student volunteering with a non-profit that provides dental care to underserved populations in Thailand. Rather than igniting a passion to become a health care provider, Samantha was drawn to elements of the program that facilitated capacity building for the local community, and thus started on a path to help communities grow stronger and healthier. She soon found behavior change research to be a strong match for her interests and skillset.

Samantha earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral Sciences & Health Education from Emory University. She previously worked as a Senior Research Analyst at a market research company, where she gained expertise in evaluating trends in tobacco advertising, labeling and promotion practices, and managed formative research studies and campaign evaluations. Samantha also previously worked as an ORISE Fellow at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and as a Field Researcher in Lusaka, Zambia with the Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group. Samantha is excited to be part of the Rescue team and looks forward to supporting the mission of inciting impactful social change for individuals and communities.