Rajni Samavedam, M.P.H., provides leadership and strategic guidance for clients in public health and life sciences across the federal government, with a focus on the Department of Health and Human Services. She has deep expertise in public health program planning and implementation, portfolio analysis, clinical research operations, data sharing platforms, and health and science policy.
Before joining Booz Allen, Rajni helped design, implement, and manage clinical research studies both domestically and internationally for leading research institutions. She also served as the State Health Strategic Planner for the Georgia Division of Public Health and co-founded a nongovernmental organization in India focused on women’s and children’s health.
Rajni is a recipient of the Women of Color in STEM Outstanding Achievement Award. She has also served as a board member for an HIV/AIDS nonprofit, as well as for a progressive education secondary school. She volunteers at the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health, supporting young people who participate in studies of rare and serious diseases.
Rajni holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Smith College and a master’s degree in public health with a focus on women’s health and reproductive epidemiology from the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University. She also has a certificate in reproductive health research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.