Sam McKeever, MSPH
In her current position at TEPHINET, she manages projects that prepare field epidemiologists to mobilize to national and international public health emergencies. This includes increasing their deployment opportunities by connecting them to partners, increasing their training, and documenting their successes.
Raised in Tampa, Florida, Sam completed both her undergraduate degree in international relations and masters of science in public health (MSPH) at the University of South Florida and the University of South Florida College of Public Health, respectively. Prior to joining TEPHINET, she worked for the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) on missions to the Eastern Caribbean Islands (including the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian) to strengthen arbovirus disease surveillance and teach geographic information science (GIS) to Ministry of Health staff. Quite recently, she has been supporting projects that evaluate the relationship between geographic variables and Palestinian refugee health outcomes from UNRWA (United Nations Relief Works Agency) and PRCS (Palestinian Red Crescent Society) hospitals in Lebanon. Additionally, she also has experience working with various organizations such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Southern Africa and National Malaria Control Programs in West Africa in strengthening malaria surveillance. Sam’s hobbies are CrossFit, long-distance road cycling, and abstract painting.
smckeever [at] tephinet [dot] org (Email Sam McKeever)