Welcome to The Sarah Samuels Center for Public Health Research & Evaluation Website
Formerly Samuels & Associates, Inc., our new name is in honor of the late Dr. Sarah Samuels, who dedicated her long and successful career as a public health researcher and advocate to improve the public’s health. Since her passing over a year ago, the Samuels Center continues to thrive as a consulting firm, specializing in public health evaluation and research, policy tracking and analysis, and strategic planning and program development. We are a small business located in Oakland California with branch offices in Los Angeles and Boston.
Our Focus Areas
Research and Evaluation: The qualitative and quantitative methodologies we have developed capture accomplishments, challenges, lessons learned, best practices and outcomes from initiatives focused on environmental, policy and systems change in a variety of sectors.
Policy Tracking and Analysis: We track and monitor the impact of policies on community health outcomes.
Strategic Planning and Program Development: We see strategic planning as the process of creating a road map that sets the course for where an organization, governmental institution or coalition would like to be in the future.
California stakeholders – from policymakers to philanthropists, advocates and community activists – rely on the relevant, timely and high quality work that Samuels Center produces.”
Marion Standish, Senior Advisor, Office of the President, The California Endowment - http://www.calendow.org/
Samuels Center staff are professional, knowledgeable and dedicated – and have been wonderful to work with on a variety of public health research projects.”
Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD, Director of Research, Atkins Center for Weight and Healthy, UC Berkeley - http://cwh.berkeley.edu/
I have been continually impressed with the Samuels Centers’ professional conduct and output. The staff of this organization have, due to their devotion to community health improvements, made significant contributions to the field of public health.”
Mary Story, PhD, RD Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota - http://www.sph.umn.edu/