Staff Profile: Samantha Jonson

Samantha G. Jonson, M.P.S.
Samantha G. Jonson, M.P.S.

Special Assistant

Office of the Director

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Institutes of Health

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Samantha Jonson works with the NCATS Director on developing and implementing collaborative initiatives to advance translational science. She initially joined NCATS in 2013 as an operations manager in its Division of Clinical Innovation. In that role, Jonson provided extensive programmatic support for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, ensuring that grantee and other stakeholder efforts were synergized for optimal results. Jonson has received an NIH Director’s award and four NCATS Director’s awards for her work and leadership in the CTSA Program.

Jonson holds a bachelor’s degree in both psychology and dance from Muhlenberg College and a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Jonson also is completing a Graduate Certificate in Project Management at Georgetown University. Also an accomplished performer, Jonson has received numerous performing arts scholarships and has been privileged to have had many professional performance opportunities.

Professional Interests

Jonson is motivated to help streamline and organize projects so that results can be achieved more efficiently. She also is excited to work with brilliant and innovative scientists every day.