Samantha JT Sime

Samantha Sime Portrait

Position Title
Graduate Student



  • BA, Political Science and Japanese Language & Contemporary Society: Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K., 2004
  • MA, Gender Studies: SOAS, University of London, U.K., 2007
  • Community College Faculty Preparation Certification: California State University, Sacramento, 2012
  • Master of Public Health: University of California, Davis, 2017


Samantha obtained an MPH from UC Davis in 2017 and also holds an MA in gender studies from the University of London. She studies health disparities with a focus on reproductive health. Samantha is also an experienced program manager and evaluator, and has evaluated programs including cancer control, chronic disease, nutrition, physical education, and food insecurity. Samantha currently serves as a graduate student fellow within the Sacramento Chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network and is working on a project to improve health literacy among youth populations within California to address concerns about COVID-19 vaccines.

Research Focus

  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Health Equity
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Built Environment