Olufokunbi Sam Named Chief of CSR Review Group
Dr. Delia Olufokunbi Sam has been named chief of the population sciences and epidemiology integrated review group at the Center for Scientific Review. She had been scientific review officer for CSR’s health disparities and equity promotion review panel.
Olufokunbi Sam will oversee nine study sections and many special emphasis panels that review NIH grant applications related to the distribution of health conditions and health behaviors in many different human populations and socioeconomic contexts; the determinants of diseases, disease transmission and prevention; and the development and improvement of research designs and methodologies addressing epidemiologic and demographic questions in public health and clinical medicine.
During her tenure at CSR, Olufokunbi Sam has served as coordinator of SRO training workshops and as coordinator of CSR’s Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute. She also represents CSR on the NIH extramural staff training advisory committee and has managed multiple, high profile special reviews for NIH.
She earned a Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida and received postdoctoral training in mental health services research and policy at the University of South Florida department of mental health law and policy.
Before joining CSR, she was deputy director of the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health Policy at George Washington University, where she managed a diverse portfolio of behavioral health research and policy. She was also an assistant professor of health policy in the department of health policy at GW.
Her research has focused on behavioral health services and policy, substance abuse prevention and treatment, minority health and child welfare.