Samantha Ammons, M.P.H.

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program

Telephone: (240) 276-5146
Fax: (240) 276-7921

  • M.P.H. – Epidemiology, University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.A - Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park


Ms. Samantha Ammons is a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program’s (EGRP). Samantha works with Drs. Gary Ellison and Armen Ghazarian on an examination of characteristics associated with worry of harm from indoor and outdoor air pollution using data from NCI’s Health Information Nationals Trends Survey (HINTS). Additionally, she is working on research projects relevant to EGRP and EEB, including an evaluation of methodological studies of microbiome research, and the relationship between cannabis and cancer.

Ms. Ammons completed her Master’s degree in epidemiology in the spring of 2019 at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Samantha’s graduate thesis focused on the impact of air pollution exposure on infant mortality rates in the United States. Samantha’s prior research experience includes working as Data Analyst at the Center of Excellence at the Nexus of Sustainable Water Reuse, Food and Health and a graduate student researcher at the Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center at UMCP. In these roles, Samantha evaluated the quantity and quality of nontraditional irrigation water sources that can be used to conserve groundwater and analyzed data used to measure the impact of climate change on human health, respectively. This research contributed to Samantha’s strong interest in environmental exposures and cancer risks.