On behalf of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), @LeilaSamy leads White House Rural Council initiatives focused on rural health and Veteran health. She coordinates initiatives with Federal partners, including US Departments of Agriculture, Veterans Affairs, Labor and Education as well as the Federal Communications Commission to identify and address challenges facing rural communities.
Leila Samy, MPH, is the Rural Health IT Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a position she has held since May 2012. Previously, Samy served as Special Assistant to the Deputy National Coordinator at ONC starting in 2010. Prior to that, she conducted evaluations of HHS programs at the HHS Office of Inspector General. Samy also worked at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office on community development, and at UMASS Memorial Medical Center on quality and outcomes improvement. Samy is active on social media. She tweets @LeilaSamy and blogs for ONC’s Health IT Buzz Blog on rural topics.
Samy has a Master of Public Health with a focus in health policy and management from Emory University. She has Bachelor of Science (with a focus on Biology and Proteomics) and a Major in French Literature and Francophone studies from the University of Michigan.