Samantha Dell'Imperio

Student Research Assistant


Samantha Dell’Imperio is a senior at the University of Michigan (U-M) where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Health, and Society, a Certificate in Science Communication, and a Minor in Italian. With long-standing interests in chronic pain and health equity research, Samantha has enjoyed working on various projects in the CPFRC and is currently conducting an Honors thesis to investigate COVID vaccine perceptions among Black adults with long COVID. She was awarded the U-M Honors Summer Fellowship to support her thesis writing and, in the fall of 2022, she taught a self-designed U-M Honors course called, “What’s Next? Vaccines, Long COVID, and Healthcare Reform.” Samantha is a committee member for the Undergraduate Research Symposium, a campus-wide opportunity for students to present their research findings and to earn travel grants. She also serves as an enthusiastic co-leader of the RC Letters Forum, a U-M course and club focused on cultivating an appreciation for the art of snail mail.