Samira Soleimanpour, MPH

Senior Researcher

Ms. Soleimanpour has been with UCSF since 2000 and has since led several multi-site, multi-method evaluations of school and adolescent health initiatives. Specifically, her areas of evaluation research include school-based health centers, school-based mental health services, and teen pregnancy and parenting programs. She also directed large-scale youth participatory research initiatives designed to train middle and high school students to create their own health research and advocacy projects. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Her primary research interests focus on the influences of school environments and health services on children’s health care access and outcomes. 

Her current projects include:

  • Conducting national research and evaluation work on school-based health care, including supporting an initiative to develop standardized performance measures for school-based health centers nationwide.
  • Evaluating local and statewide adolescent sexual health education initiatives.
  • Evaluating school-based health centers in West Contra Costa County.
  • Analyzing school-wide survey data to assess characteristics of school-based health center users and non-users in Alameda County.


  • George Washington University, Master's in Public Health