Samantha Di Paola
As a research assistant at HMA, Samantha Di Paola offers experience with key growth initiatives in demanding political and legislative environments. During her career, she has taken on progressively more challenging assignments and experiences proving she is a committed, enthusiastic and people-oriented colleague.
Samantha’s work includes research, policy monitoring, evaluation analysis and report writing, and she has experience tracking federal and state policy, conducting state-specific market analyses and cross-state coverage analyses. Additionally, she is experienced with monitoring and reporting on delivery system reform and transformation program implementations. While at HMA, Samantha has developed, analyzed and reported on evaluation surveys for a variety of clients. Her strong problem-solving and communication skills have aided the successful development and delivery of a variety of work products.
Prior to joining HMA, Samantha was an intern at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Children and Families, where she was responsible for monitoring and tracking Medicaid waiver legislation and producing summaries and analyses of public comment trends for state-proposed 1115 waivers. In this role, she conducted a state-based cost-effectiveness analysis for implementing Medicaid community engagement requirements.
As an intern at the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), Samantha served as project manager and primary researcher for the development of an alcohol and pregnancy health risk assessment tool. She also oversaw the NOFAS Clearinghouse and served as the main communication point for inquiries. Additionally, she led social media campaigns, facilitated annual conference logistics coordination, and conducted literature reviews and research as needed.
Additionally, Samantha was an intern at the United Kingdom Department of Health, where she served as a health inequalities team member focused on health and homelessness in the UK. During her time in London, she was responsible for research and organization of a health and homelessness roundtable event, attended various interdepartmental meetings and prepared a focus area briefing for the Minister.
During her undergraduate career, she was an avid volunteer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in the pediatric inpatient unit. She also served as chapter president of the Georgetown University Project Sunshine Chapter, a national organization dedicated to bringing social, emotional and developmental support to pediatric patients.
Samantha received her bachelor’s degree in healthcare management and policy, concentrating in policy analysis, and a minor in health promotion and disease prevention from the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies.
In her spare time, Samantha enjoys traveling, cooking and exploring the city with friends.