Samantha R. Lattof is a global health consultant with over ten years of experience managing and driving health programs and projects.
As a doctoral researcher with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Samantha conducted independent mixed-methods research to explore migration and reproductive health among female migrants working as kayayei (head porters) in Accra, Ghana. She also consulted with LSE Enterprise to conduct research on culturally-appropriate maternity care services for the World Health Organization to use when updating its guidance on health promotion interventions for maternal health. In addition to research experience, Samantha has experience teaching students and professionals at the LSE as well as the University of Cape Town. She expects to complete her Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Higher Education in July 2016.
Samantha previously worked as the Senior Research and Evaluation Manager at the Dean’s Flagship Initiative on Women and Health (W&HI) at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). In this role, she collaborated with partners around the globe to increase access to maternal health knowledge, expand educational opportunities for maternal health professionals, and conduct a range of research tasks. She provided strategic thinking and direction for the organization's involvement in malaria in pregnancy and maternal health and HIV/AIDS. In fact, Samantha helped to write the $12.1 million grant for the Maternal Health Task Force at HSPH and launch the project that made all of this work possible.
Samantha has had valuable work experience in countries including Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Turkey, Pakistan, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She has collaborated with partners such as Ghana Health Service, the University of Ghana, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, International Service for Human Rights, Aga Khan University, the Institute of International Education, PLOS Medicine, and the U.S. Department of State to conduct research, launch projects, and author reports.
London School of Economics and Political Science
PhD Candidate in the Department of Social Policy
Concentration: Demography and Population Studies
Expected in 2017
Harvard School of Public Health
MSc in the Department of Global Health and Population
Concentration: Women, Gender and Health
Washington University in St. Louis
BA in the Departments of Anthropology, International Studies, Women & Gender Studies