Samantha J. Gilman

Samantha J. Gilman, JD, MPH began her healthcare career as a policy consultant for state Medicaid programs at The Lewin Group and has continued her consulting work for nearly 10 years at Avalere Health, Manatt Health, and Vynamic. She primarily works with biopharmaceutical companies, payers, and provider clients, advising on business implications of policy changes made both at the state and federal levels of government.

Samantha first became aware of sepsis and septic shock through her mother and her sister, who are both life-long nurses. Then, in 2017, Samantha lost a dear friend from graduate school to a sepsis infection so she jumped at the opportunity to support the Sepsis Alliance in improving the lives of sepsis patients and survivors in a more formal capacity.

Samantha earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration as well as her law degree from Elon University, before going on to earn a Masters of Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. During law school, Samantha served as Managing Editor of the Elon Law Review and published her first healthcare journal article, The Use of Anencephalic Infants as Organ Sources: An Ongoing Question.