Sam was a member of the Health Service Delivery Constraints and Monitoring Costs research teams. While at IHME, he earned his Master of Public Health at the University of Washington.
After IHME, Sam moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to pursue a PhD in health policy at the University of North Carolina.
Di Giorgio L, Moses MW, Fullman N, Wollum A, Conner RO, Achan J, Achoki T, Bannon KA, Burstein R, Dansereau E, DeCenso B, Delwiche K, Duber HC, Gakidou E, Gasasira A, Haakenstad A, Hanlon M, Ikilezi G, Kisia C, Levine AJ, Maboshe M, Masiye F, Masters SH, Mphuka C, Njuguna P, Odeny TA, Okiro EA, Roberts DA, Murray CJL, Flaxman AD. The potential to expand antiretroviral therapy by improving health facility efficiency: evidence from Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia. BMC Medicine. 2016 20 July. doi: 10.1186/s12916-016-0653-
Dansereau E, Masiye F, Gakidou E, Masters SH, Burstein R, Kumar S. Patient satisfaction and perceived quality of care: evidence from a cross-sectional national exit survey of HIV and non-HIV service users in Zambia. BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 30. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009700.
Dansereau E, Gakidou E, Ng M, Achan J, Burstein R, DeCenso B, Gasasira A, Ikilezi G, Kisia C, Masters SH, Njuguna P, Odeny TA, Okiro EA, Roberts DA, Duber HC. Trends and determinants of antiretroviral therapy patient monitoring practices in Kenya and Uganda. PLOS One. 2015 Aug 14. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135653.
Duber HC, Dansereau E, Masters SH, Achan J, Burstein R, DeCenso B, Gasasira A, Ikilezi G, Kisia C, Masiye F, Njuguna P, Odeny T, Okiro E, Roberts DA, Gakidou E. Uptake of WHO recommendations for first-line antiretroviral therapy in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia. PLOS One. 2015 March 25. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120350.
Masters SH, Burstein R, DeCenso B, Moore K, Haakenstad A, Ikilezi G, Achan J, Osei I, Gashong B, Kisia C, Njuguna P, Babigumira J, Kumar S, Hanlon M, Gakidou E. Pharmaceutical availability across levels of care: evidence from facility surveys in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. PLOS ONE. 2014; 9(12): e114762.
Masters SH, Burstein R, Amofahb G, Abaogye P, Kumar S, Hanlon M. Travel time to maternity care and its effect on utilization in rural Ghana: a multilevel analysis. Social Science & Medicine. 2013; 94:147-154.
Hanlon M, Burstein R, Masters SM, Zhang R. Exploring the relationship between population density and maternal health coverage. BMC Health Services Research 2012 Nov. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-416