Samantha Chao serves as a senior informatics analyst for PHII. Prior to joining PHII, she worked for the Tennessee Department of Health, where she held various roles (strategic planning manager, deputy immunization information system manager, and epidemiologist). She has also worked in emergency preparedness for the Virginia Department of Health, conducted global health research in Ethiopia, and held a graduate assistantship in CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Samantha has a Master of Public Health from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. She also holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.