Samantha Robinson, RN, MPH (she/her)

Program Development, Engagement, and Evaluation

Vancouver, BC

Samantha Robinson is a public health specialist living and working on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation. She has over 10 years of experience working in the healthcare sector in BC, Ontario, and abroad, building and strengthening public health programs and research initiatives. Samantha has 9 years of experience working as a registered nurse in a community sexual and reproductive health setting.

She is motivated to reduce social and health inequities and improve health-related experiences for individuals and communities facing marginalization. Her experiences working closely with affected communities in both front-line health care and senior management roles have provided unique perspectives on how to make and sustain system-level changes that have measurable impacts.

Samantha works from anti-oppression, health promotion, harm reduction, and trauma- and violence-informed frameworks. Her aim is to apply evidence and experience to advance clinical, research, and policy programs.

Recent highlights of Samantha’s work include stewarding the development of a novel virtual training program and community of practice for clinicians, focused on opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder. This involved securing over $1.5M in funding and overseeing the development of an associated educational podcast. She also led the development of rapid clinical guidance to support addiction clinicians during COVID-19, requiring cross-sectional partnerships and consensus building across government, regional health authorities, clinician leaders, and affected communities.

Services offered:

  • Program planning and development
  • Knowledge translation, communication planning, and writing
  • Stakeholder engagement planning and mapping
  • Research management and evaluation