- Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
- Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control
- PhD – Epidemiology (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
- MSc - Epidemiology (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
- BA – Human Biology (Brown University)
Dr. Samji received her doctorate in infectious disease epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Subsequently, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship, awarded by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, at the BC Centre for Disease Control where she studied syndemics associated with HIV, hepatitis C virus, the overdose epidemic and population mental health. She now holds a joint appointment at the BCCDC as a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Prevention Services division. Dr. Samji joined the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU as an Assistant Professor in 2017.
Dr. Samji is a quantitative researcher with expertise in the design and implementation of observational cohort studies, as well as analysis of large administrative health databases such as the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort.
Prior to joining CARMHA in 2019, Dr. Samji led the BCCDC contribution to two CARMHA-led Ministry of Health funded projects: “Estimated Prevalence and Distribution of Selected DSM-5 Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorder Groups in BC” and “Needs Based Planning of Services for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in British Columbia” as a co-investigator. Her research examines access to care for vulnerable populations, population mental health, child and adolescent health, and the prevention of sexually transmitted and bloodborne illnesses.
View Dr. Samji’s publications here.