Amy Carroll-Scott PhD, MPH

Biographical Info

Dr. Carroll-Scott is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Carroll-Scott’s research focuses on the social and contextual determinants of persistent community-level health disparities and the application of community-based participatory research methods to understanding and eliminating such disparities. Her work with CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement focuses on the health status of New Haven residents – particularly the social, economic, and spatial determinants of health – and the impact of community-level chronic disease prevention interventions and policies.

Prior to joining Yale in September 2008, Amy received her doctoral degree from the UCLA School of Public Health, where she was a Chancellor's Fellow and a Demography trainee of the California Center for Population Research. Amy's dissertation explored the relationships between neighborhood structural characteristics, neighborhood-level social processes, and child health outcomes. While at UCLA, Amy directed the Data & Democracy Statewide Training Initiative at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, which provided free courses in basic research skills and health assessment methodology for community leaders in underserved communities. Prior to graduate work at UCLA, Dr. Carroll-Scott worked for over five years studying adult and child obesity and chronic disease risks and the effectiveness of community-based nutrition and physical activity interventions and policy in California.

Dr. Carroll-Scott is the Chair of the Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section of the American Public Health Association.

Education & Training

University of Pennsylvania (1995)
University of California at Berkeley (1998)
University of California at Los Angeles (2008)
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship
Yale School of Public Health, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (2008 - 2011)
NICHD Predoctoral Fellowship
University of California, Los Angeles, California Center for Population Research (2004 - 2007)

Honors & Recognition

  • Employee Award
    UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (2008)
  • Section Service Award
    American Public Health Association, Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section (2007)
  • Student Liaison Award
    American Public Health Association Student Assembly (2006)
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship
    University of California, Los Angeles (2007)
  • UCLA Quality of Graduate Education Award
    Department of Community Health Sciences , UCLA (2006)
  • Chancellor’s Fellowship
    University of California, Los Angeles (2003)

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