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Dr. Tara Sampalli

Senior Director, Implementation Science and Evaluation, and Global Health Systems Planning

Dr. Sampalli has held multiple important roles at Nova Scotia Health Authority and has made significant contributions in each of these roles. She has been a manager, the Director of Research, Assistant Director of Research in Primary Health Care and more recently has held the position of Senior Director, Implementation Science and Evaluation, and Global Health Systems Planning in the Research, Innovation & Discovery portfolio. In this role, she leads the Implementation Science Team, and the Network of Scholars and is working with many key partners in the province to support the Learning Health System strategy. Tara also holds an Assistant Professor position at the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University.

Through her many roles in the organization, Tara has been instrumental in supporting multiple priority initiatives that have gone on to win provincial, national, and international quality awards. She has also secured numerous research grants and published several key articles related to health system improvements and transformations. She has a deep passion for working with patients and community partners.

Tara is currently leading and co-leading several priority implementations and innovations to enhance access and facilitate optimization of roles and practice for interprofessional teams and bringing care closer to home / in your community initiatives. She is also the lead for the Nova Scotia’s International Community of Health Care Workers Engagement (NICHE) Program for internationally educated and trained professionals in the province.

A valued member of our Research, Innovation and Discovery team, Dr. Sampalli has been instrumental in our efforts to build a better health care system.