Samantha Calabrese, M.P.H.

Public Health Analyst

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Samantha Calabrese, M.P.H., joined the NICHD Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch in October 2016. Prior to her start at NICHD, she was a 2016 Summer Internship Program fellow in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute, where she employed social network methods to better understand genomic risk information, social relationships, and health outcomes of families at risk for hereditary diseases. Now in the NICHD's Division of Extramural Research, she is currently assisting with the Zika in Infants and Pregnancy (ZIP) studies, as well as conducting portfolio analyses for NICHD's goal-setting efforts in research priorities, programs, and program areas using statistical computing software and the NIH suite of tools. In 2018, Ms. Calabrese was nominated and is serving as the NICHD Query, View, and Report ambassador. 

She received her bachelor's degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and recently graduated with a master's of public health from Northeastern University in Boston. During her time at Northeastern, she participated in the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) Program and designed a project to study the overall involvement and participation of fathers in prenatal and pediatric care. Ms. Calabrese continues to pursue her interests in maternal and child health, environmental health, epidemiology, and programming while contributing to the goal-setting efforts of the branch.

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