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Frank L. Samson is a freelance consultant with Gerson Lehrman Group, specializing in social inequalities and health equity. His research areas include race and ethnic relations, social inequalities, and social, political, and health psychology. He received his interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Cybernetics (Life and Behavioral Sciences concentrations) from UCLA, with additional specializations in Education and Business Administration, a Master of Theological Studies degree (area focus: ethics and society) from Harvard University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University. He is a former fellow of the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Public Policy Institute of California, and Stanford University’s Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.  Dr. Samson's prior affiliations include the Hiphop Archive at Stanford University (now housed at Harvard University), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Connections network, ad-hoc consultant for the Health Equity Research Lab (Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School), and a gratis research appointment with UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

Dr. Samson's research has been published in a number of scientific journal outlets including the American Behavioral Scientist, Annual Review of Sociology, Asian American Journal of Psychology, Comparative Education Review, Du Bois Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Medical Care Research and Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Social Science & Medicine, and Sociological Inquiry.