Samantha Di Paola
Recent graduate and seasoned intern Samantha Di Paola brings Medicaid waiver tracking, data gathering and analysis, research and content development, and public health experience to HMA. As a research assistant, she assists colleagues with research, report writing and other client and colleague support.
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 tracking Medicaid work requirement waivers and gathering data to identify trends in public comments. In this role, she conducted a state-based cost-effectiveness analysis for implementing work requirements.
As an intern at the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Samantha researched and developed content for a health risk calculator, managed a clearinghouse, and led a social media campaign. In addition to conducting literature reviews, she connected individuals affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to appropriate resources and education.
Additionally, Samantha was an intern at the UK Department of Health, where she was a member of the health inequalities team. During her time in London, she focused on researching and organizing a roundtable event for health and homelessness in the UK.
During her undergraduate career she was an avid volunteer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in the pediatric inpatient unit. She also served as 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, with a concentration 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, shopping, trying new restaurants with friends, and cheering on the Georgetown University Hoyas!