Samantha Kreis, MPH
Research Assistant II
Samantha Kreis, MPH is a Research Assistant II for TRAIN. She has been working at the Center as a graduate assistant on the TRAIN study since November 2015. Her new role as the study coordinator with the TRAIN study includes managing the day to day duties of TRAIN, contacting participants, and quality control and assurance. In addition to her work on TRAIN, Samantha also teaches Get Fit I at the University of Texas at Austin and BODYPUMP at the East Communities YMCA.
Prior to working at the Center, Sam received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at the University of Pittsburgh. While working on her degree, she became interested in preventive health and decided to pursue further education in Public Health. Sam moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin and graduated in May 2017 with her Master’s in Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science.
When Sam isn’t working she likes to teach group exercise classes, bake, explore Austin’s green belt and spend time with friends and family.
The Houston TRAIN (Transportation Related Activity in Neighborhoods) Study will examine the short and long-term effect of a new light rail transit (LRT) system on adults’ physical activity in Houston, Texas.