Nancy Scott

Assistant Professor, International Health

Boston University School of Public Health, DrPH, MPH

  • Office: Crosstown Center, CT 362
  • Phone: 617-414-1278
  • Email: nscott@bu.edu

Biography

Nancy Scott has 10 years of experience in global public health program implementation and evaluation sciences.  Dr. Scott is an Assistant Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health, where she teaches a course in monitoring and evaluating global public health programs. She also heads the monitoring and evaluation emphasis area for the International Health concentration at the School of Public Health. She has extensive experience in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies, and spent five years in Zambia managing the CGHD’s research and service delivery portfolio. Her interests lie in generating, analyzing and translating public health evidence into programmatic and policy relevant products in the areas of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), social support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and maternal and child health. She has worked throughout sub-Saharan Africa in Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.  She holds a DrPH and MPH from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Santa Clara University.

Projects

Publications

Uptake, Outcomes, and Costs of Antenatal, Well-Baby, and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Services under Routine Care Conditions in Zambia

Callie A. Scott, Hari S. Iyer, Deophine Lembela Bwalya, Maximillian Bweupe, Sydney B. Rosen, Nancy Scott, Bruce A. Larson

PLOS ONE. 2013 Aug; 8(8).

Evaluation of USAID/PACT Program For Highly Vulnerable Children: Yekokeb Berhan Baseline Findings: Final Report

Candace Miller, Jonathan Simon, Wassie Kebede, Malcolm Bryant, Nafisa Halim, Elizabeth Henry, Lora Sabin, Nancy Scott

Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2013 May.

PEPFAR’s Support For Orphans And Vulnerable Children: Some Beneficial Effects, But Too Little Data, And Programs Spread Thin

Malcolm Bryant1, Jennifer Beard, Lora Sabin, Mohamad I. Brooks, Nancy Scott, Bruce A. Larson, Godfrey Biemba, Candace Miller & Jonathon Simon

Health Affairs. 2012 Jul; 31(7):1508-1518.

Longitudinal OVC Study in Zambia: Final Report

Scott N, Sylvester J, Semrau K, McClurg C, Mugala T, and Simon J

Boston, MA: Boston University Center for Global Health & Development and FHI 360; 2011 Aug.

Mortality and Virologic Outcomes After Access to Antiretroviral Therapy Among a Cohort of HIV-infected Women who Received Single-Dose nevirapine in Lusaka, Zambia

Kuhn L., Semrau K., Ramachandran S., Sinkala M., Scott N., Kasonde P., Mwiya M., Kankasa C., Decker D., Thea D. M., Aldrovandi G. M.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Jun; 52(1):132-6.

Barriers to Acceptance and Adherence of Antiretroviral Therapy in Urban Zambian Women: A Qualitative Study

Murray L. K., Semrau K., McCurley E., Thea D. M., Scott N., Mwiya M., Kankasa C., Bass J., Bolton P.

AIDS Care. 2008 Dec; 21(1):78-86.

Effects of Early, Abrupt Weaning on HIV-free Survival of Children in Zambia

Kuhn L., Aldrovandi G. M., Sinkala M., Kankasa C., Semrau K., Mwiya M., Kasonde P., Scott N., Vwalika C., Walter J., Bulterys M., Tsai W. Y., Thea D. M.

N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun; 359(2):130-41.

Embezzlement of Donor Funding in Health Projects

Semrau K., Scott N., Vian T.

U4 Brief. Bergen L.. Bergen, Norway: Chr. Michelsen Institute; 2008.

High Uptake of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Reduced Early Post-natal HIV Transmission

Kuhn L., Sinkala M., Kankasa C., Semrau K., Kasonde P., Scott N., Mwiya M., Vwalika C., Walter J., Tsai W. Y., Aldrovandi G. M., Thea D. M.

PLoS One. 2007 Dec; 2(12):e1363.

No Benefit of Early Cessation of Breastfeeding at 4 Months on HIV-free Survival of Infants Born to HIV-infected Mothers in Zambia: the Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study. Abstract #74

Sinkala M., Kuhn L., Kankasa C., Kasonde P., Vwalika C., Mwiya M., Scott N., Semrau K., Aldrovandi G.M., Thea D.M.

14th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections; 2007 Feb 23; Los Angeles.

Reduction in Preterm Delivery and Neonatal Mortality after the Introduction of Antenatal Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis among HIV-infected Women with Low CD4 Cell Counts

Walter J., Mwiya M., Scott N., Kasonde P., Sinkala M., Kankasa C., Kauchali S., Aldrovandi G. M., Thea D. M., Kuhn L.

J Infect Dis. 2006 Nov; 194(11):1510-8.

Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis and Adverse Birth Outcomes among HIV-infected Women in Lusaka, Zambia. Abstract #126

Walter J., Mwiya M., Scott N., Kasonde P., Sinkala M., Kankasa C., Kauchali S., Aldrovandi G., Thea D., Kuhn L.

13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections; 2006 Feb 5; Denver.

Does Severity of HIV Disease in HIV-infected Mothers Affect Mortality and Morbidity Among Their Uninfected Infants?

Kuhn L., Kasonde P., Sinkala M., Kankasa C., Semrau K., Scott N., Tsai W. Y., Vermund S. H., Aldrovandi G. M., Thea D. M.

Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Nov; 41(11):1654-61.

Zambian National Insecticide Treated Net Database

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WHO Global Atlas for Infectious Disease. Boston, MA: Center for Global Health and Development; 2003.