June 23, 2021
Sami Hamed has joined HCIF for the summer to serve as a Health Communications Specialist Intern. Sami has just finished his first year as an MPH student at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, where he majors in Epidemiology. Prior to starting graduate school, he completed dual bachelor degrees in Biology and English at Connecticut College and spent several years doing editorial and publication work in the medical communications industry.
Sami has a strong interest in health communication and the processes and strategies by which important healthcare and public health information can be made accessible to a variety of audiences. He will be working with the Communications and Marketing Committee and team members throughout HCIF to carry out research evaluating effective health communication strategies of similar organizations, assess the efficacy of HCIF’s current communication strategies, and identify areas that can be improved by implementing proven best practices for health communication. He will also be helping to draft online content for a number of programs and health observances relevant to HCIF’s work in the region.