Nancy Scott, MPH, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Global Health
Nancy Scott
85 East Concord St
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Nancy Scott, DrPH, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health and a faculty member of the Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD). She has over 12 years of experience in global public health program design, implementation and mixed-method process and impact evaluation. Her research interests lie in evaluating public health programs and translating that evidence into programmatic and policy relevant products in the areas of maternal and child health, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and social support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Dr. Scott teaches a course in monitoring and evaluating global public health programs that is grounded in the realities of implementing and evaluating complex programs in extremely resource-constrained environments and teaches similar short courses in evaluation for public health practitioners in South Africa and Tanzania. She serves as the head of the monitoring and evaluation emphasis area for the Global Health concentration. She spent five years resident in Zambia managing the CGHD’s research and service delivery portfolio and continues her work throughout sub-Saharan Africa primarily in Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.

Other Positions

  • Center Faculty Member, Center for Global Health & Development , Boston University School of Public Health


  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Santa Clara University, BSc
  • Boston University School of Public Health, DrPH

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH745
  • SPHGH943


  • Published on 9/23/2013

    Brennan AT, Thea DM, Semrau K, Goggin C, Scott N, Pilingana P, Botha B, Mazimba A, Hamomba L, Seidenberg P. In-home HIV testing and nevirapine dosing by traditional birth attendants in rural Zambia: a feasibility study. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2014 Mar-Apr; 59(2):198-204. PMID: 24106818.

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  • Published on 7/1/2012

    Bryant M, Beard J, Sabin L, Brooks MI, Scott N, Larson BA, Biemba G, Miller C, Simon J. PEPFAR's support for orphans and vulnerable children: some beneficial effects, but too little data, and programs spread thin. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jul; 31(7):1508-18. PMID: 22778340.

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  • Published on 1/1/2011

    Semrau K, Scott N, Vian T. Embezzlement of Donor Funding in Health Projects. U4 Brief. BergenL:Chr. Michelsen Institute. 2011; (11):4.

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  • Published on 3/1/2010

    Vian T, Savedoff WD, Mathisen H, eds. . Anticorruption in the Health Sector: Strategies for Transparency and Accountability. Chapter 3 Embezzlement of donor Funding in Health Projects (Semrau K, Scott N, Vian T). Kumarian Press. 2010.

  • Published on 9/1/2009

    Kuhn L, Semrau K, Ramachandran S, Sinkala M, Scott N, Kasonde P, Mwiya M, Kankasa C, Decker D, Thea DM, Aldrovandi GM. Mortality and virologic outcomes after access to antiretroviral therapy among a cohort of HIV-infected women who received single-dose nevirapine in Lusaka, Zambia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Sep 1; 52(1):132-6. PMID: 19506483.

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  • Published on 1/1/2009

    Murray LK, Semrau K, McCurley E, Thea DM, Scott N, Mwiya M, Kankasa C, Bass J, Bolton P. Barriers to acceptance and adherence of antiretroviral therapy in urban Zambian women: a qualitative study. AIDS Care. 2009 Jan; 21(1):78-86. PMID: 19085223.

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  • Published on 6/4/2008

    Kuhn L, Aldrovandi GM, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Semrau K, Mwiya M, Kasonde P, Scott N, Vwalika C, Walter J, Bulterys M, Tsai WY, Thea DM. Effects of early, abrupt weaning on HIV-free survival of children in Zambia. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 10; 359(2):130-41. PMID: 18525036.

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  • Published on 12/26/2007

    Kuhn L, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Semrau K, Kasonde P, Scott N, Mwiya M, Vwalika C, Walter J, Tsai WY, Aldrovandi GM, Thea DM. High uptake of exclusive breastfeeding and reduced early post-natal HIV transmission. PLoS One. 2007; 2(12):e1363. PMID: 18159246.

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  • Published on 10/19/2006

    Walter J, Mwiya M, Scott N, Kasonde P, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Kauchali S, Aldrovandi GM, Thea DM, Kuhn L. Reduction in preterm delivery and neonatal mortality after the introduction of antenatal cotrimoxazole prophylaxis among HIV-infected women with low CD4 cell counts. J Infect Dis. 2006 Dec 1; 194(11):1510-8. PMID: 17083035.

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  • Published on 10/27/2005

    Kuhn L, Kasonde P, Sinkala M, Kankasa C, Semrau K, Scott N, Tsai WY, Vermund SH, Aldrovandi GM, Thea DM. Does severity of HIV disease in HIV-infected mothers affect mortality and morbidity among their uninfected infants? Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Dec 1; 41(11):1654-61. PMID: 16267740.

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