Ms. Dittrich has over 16 years of domestic and international experience in global health security, public health, and pharmacovigilance. With an extensive background in disease surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory systems, and biosecurity, Ms. Dittrich has supported efforts to help strengthen countries’ capacity to detect, respond to, and mitigate public health threats. She has worked with government and non-government entities in Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and Southeast Asia, including ministries of health and agriculture, bilateral and multilateral organizations, the public and private sectors, and civil society. Ms. Dittrich has been part of various projects for clients and global health security partners, along with leading multidisciplinary programs focused on strengthening biosurveillance, biosafety, and biosecurity capacities in low- and middle-income countries. Ms. Dittrich also has experience in clinical research, specifically drug safety and regulatory reporting for large global clinical trials and post-marketing programs. Ms. Dittrich is the Associate Director for Global Health Security at Merrick & Company, directing and managing multi-faceted projects focusing on biothreats, biosafety, and biosecurity. She earned a Master of Public Health in Prevention Science from Emory University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Virginia. Ms. Dittrich is the former Chair of the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium (GHSAC), a global consortium of non-government stakeholders committee to help make the world safe and secure from infectious disease threats.

Samantha Dittrich, MPH
Associate Director, Global Health Security
Merrick & Company
Email Address: