The Kansas Health Institute is proud to announce the promotion of Samiyah Para-Cremer Moore, M.Sc., to senior analyst. The Lawrence resident works in KHI’s office in downtown Topeka. She previously served as an analyst. In her new role, she will build KHI’s work around food security and its relationship to other factors that influence health. She also will work with colleagues to build the organization’s capacity by developing innovative methodology, processes and tools.
“Samiyah is an asset to KHI,” said Ithar Hassaballa, KHI senior analyst and population health strategy team leader. “There are several distinctive qualities that come immediately to my mind. She’s committed to improving the health of all Kansans and uses a thoughtful approach to incorporate equity in our work. She brings innovative methods to our research. Also, she is a model ambassador for KHI, representing our organization well, and she’s an absolute joy to work with. I look forward to witnessing the impact that she and our team at KHI will make.”
Para-Cremer Moore specializes in population health research, program evaluation, community engagement and the incorporation of health equity considerations into decision-making. She supports community engagement efforts and leads research initiatives to strengthen the Kansas public health system at state and local levels. She also provides direct technical assistance to communities across Kansas to build their capacity for using data and evidence-based practices to support health and health equity. Her research interests include health equity, social determinants of health, food insecurity and evidence-based policy and practice.
Para-Cremer Moore has a master’s degree in evidence-based social intervention and policy evaluation from the University of Oxford. Her bachelor’s degrees are in applied behavioral science, law and society, as well as Spanish, from the University of Kansas.
Learn more about Para-Cremer Moore. Recent research projects from Para-Cremer Moore include a report on understanding food insecurity in Shawnee County and an evaluation of the vaping ECHO education pilot.