Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH

Visiting Rsrch Scientist School of Public Health

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS


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

PhD University of California at Los Angeles (2008)
MPH University of California at Berkeley (1998)
BA University of Pennsylvania, Biological Basis of Behavior (1995)
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship Yale School of Public Health
NICHD Predoctoral Fellowship University of California, Los Angeles

Honors & Recognition

  • Employee Award UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (2008)

  • Dissertation Year FellowshipUniversity of California, Los Angeles (2007)

  • Section Service AwardAmerican Public Health Association, Community Health Planning and Policy Development Section (2007)

  • Student Liaison AwardAmerican Public Health Association Student Assembly (2006)

  • UCLA Quality of Graduate Education AwardDepartment of Community Health Sciences , UCLA (2006)

  • Chancellor’s FellowshipUniversity of California, Los Angeles (2003)

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Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste Suite 200
New Haven, CT 06510