Scott is an epidemiologist and public health program manager with over 13 years of experience in both academic and governmental organizations. While working in Utah, Scott became an avid user of the EpiTrax disease surveillance system. He has extensive experience as an end user and regularly presented on the functionality of EMSA and EpiTrax to colleagues in the field.
Scott has proven success in program leadership, strategic planning, grant management, contract management, budget development, project evaluation, disease surveillance systems, and data collection, management, analysis, and presentation. He uses expertise of state health department culture, organization, and issues, and his expertise in HIV and STIs, to support colleagues in the field to address health inequalities.
Public Health Data Modernization Consultant, 2022–2023. Provided subject matter expertise on public health data ingestion and use. Summarized existing standardized message formats (HL7 CDA eICR), standardized vocabularies (LOINC, ICD-10, SNOMED, RxNorm), and existing reporting infrastructure (AIMS). Assessed existing solutions for eCR ingestion by defining required functionality, evaluating existing processes and identifying opportunities for solution improvement.
Program Manager, HIV and STD Program, Utah Department of Health, 2020–2022. Managed a team of 15 public health professionals responsible for all HIV and STD surveillance and prevention activities in Utah. Served as Principal Investigator on multiple CDC grants. Onboarded Utah into SSuN by establishing data sharing agreements, processing clinical data, and implementing HL7 message mapping guides to automate the secure transfer of data to CDC.
Epidemiology Manager, Prevention, Treatment, and Care Program, Utah Department of Health, 2017–2020. Coordinated state surveillance activities for HIV, STDs, syringe service programs, and tuberculosis.
STD Epidemiologist, Prevention, Treatment, and Care Program, Utah Department of Health, 2016–2017. Analyzed data to identify and characterize outbreaks and disease trends to develop targeted statewide interventions. Monitored and assisted local health departments in STD investigations, ensuring accurate data reporting to the CDC. Collaborated to integrate surveillance and prevention efforts to efficiently improve the public’s health.
Data Manager, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014–2016. Designed and implemented a data collection protocol utilizing REDCap to ensure data integrity and accessibility. Protected human subjects by establishing a Data Safety and Monitoring Board and following Good Clinical Practice. Analyzed data from multiple research projects in SAS and SPSS utilizing multivariate modeling techniques.
Research Coordinator and Clinical Research Coordinator, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2010–2014. Implemented an expedited treatment protocol with the cooperation of Walgreens pharmacies to ensure timely treatment of study participants and their sexual partners. Supervised a team of public health professionals responsible for testing and interviewing participants in the field.
- MS, Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2015.
- MPH, International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2009.
- BS, Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2008.
Scott loves spending time with his family and friends and enjoys camping, rock climbing, traveling, and seeing live music. Seeking mountain views, he left the vibrant city of New Orleans for the grandeur of Utah. He is currently exploring the beautiful scenery of Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife and daughter. He can be found hiking with his dog when he’s not undertaking a new home improvement project.