Biography

Samantha Lau, NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Samantha Lau is a California Licensed Nurse Practitioner.

Ms. Lau is a planning committee member at Elevate by Psych Congress. She is also part of Happier Living, a vibrant new approach to mental health, to help individuals achieve mental wellness and build a healthier and happier society. She worked as a West Coast manager and nurse practitioner in behavioral health at Landmark Health, enhancing the collaboration between physical and behavioral healthcare. She received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her post-graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner program from Johns Hopkins University. She is board certified in family medicine and psychiatry.

It is her desire to become a more effective leader in the effort to influence health policy, with the goal of having the psychiatric field a more fluid partner in an integrated healthcare system for the betterment of both fields. Prior to Landmark Health, Samantha was an accomplished mental health care specialist, a manager of nurse practitioners and a mentor in the field at CareMore Health, Anthem Inc. She developed a quick guide for psychopharmacology and disease management and a tool for primary care practitioners to facilitate patients with mental health needs. It gives her great satisfaction to educate the public and help train the future workforce in psychiatry. She speaks to senior citizens in the community about mental illness and undergraduate students in healthcare policy at local universities while continuing a personal project, Mind by Mind on YouTube. The program explores the meaning of self-care and wellness promotion.

Samantha is proud to join Elevate by Psych Congress in their goal of building a better world-class mental health care system in the United States.

Qualifications

Education & Training

University of California, Los Angeles

Ms. Lau earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

Ms. Lau earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles

Johns Hopkins University

Ms. Lau completed the Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate program at Johns Hopkins University