Nancy A. 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, DPH/DrPH
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Santa Clara University, BSc

Classes Taught

  • SPHGH745
  • SPHPH511


  • Published on 8/2/2019

    Rockers PC, Laing RO, Scott N, Ashigbie P, Lucca EH, Umeh CA, Wirtz VJ. Evaluation of pharmaceutical industry-led access programmes: a standardised framework. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(4):e001659. PMID: 31423348.

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  • Published on 8/1/2019

    Kaiser JL, McGlasson KL, Rockers PC, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Hamer DH, Vian T, Biemba G, Lori JR, Scott NA. Out-of-pocket expenditure for home and facility-based delivery among rural women in Zambia: a mixed-methods, cross-sectional study. Int J Womens Health. 2019; 11:411-430. PMID: 31447591.

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  • Published on 7/4/2019

    Lori JR, Perosky J, Munro-Kramer ML, Veliz P, Musonda G, Kaunda J, Boyd CJ, Bonawitz R, Biemba G, Ngoma T, Scott N. Maternity waiting homes as part of a comprehensive approach to maternal and newborn care: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Jul 04; 19(1):228. PMID: 31272402.

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  • Published on 5/23/2019

    Sakanga VIR, Chastain PS, McGlasson KL, Kaiser JL, Bwalya M, Mwansa M, Mataka K, Kalaba D, Scott NA, Vian T. Building financial management capacity for community ownership of development initiatives in rural Zambia. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2019 May 23. PMID: 31120153.

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  • Published on 3/11/2019

    Ngoma T, Asiimwe AR, Mukasa J, Binzen S, Serbanescu F, Henry EG, Hamer DH, Lori JR, Schmitz MM, Marum L, Picho B, Naggayi A, Musonda G, Conlon CM, Komakech P, Kamara V, Scott NA. Addressing the Second Delay in Saving Mothers, Giving Life Districts in Uganda and Zambia: Reaching Appropriate Maternal Care in a Timely Manner. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2019 03 11; 7(Suppl 1):S68-S84. PMID: 30867210.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Chiu C, Scott NA, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Lori JR, Boyd CJ, Rockers PC. Household saving during pregnancy and facility delivery in Zambia: a cross-sectional study. Health Policy Plan. 2019 Mar 01; 34(2):102-109. PMID: 30768183.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Bonawitz R, McGlasson KL, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Lori J, Boyd C, Biemba G, Hamer DH, Scott NA. Maternity Waiting Home Use by HIV-positive Pregnant Women in Zambia: Opportunity for Improved Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV. Int J MCH AIDS. 2019; 8(1):1-10. PMID: 30899603.

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  • Published on 12/31/2018

    Lori JR, Boyd CJ, Munro-Kramer ML, Veliz PT, Henry EG, Kaiser J, Munsonda G, Scott N. Characteristics of maternity waiting homes and the women who use them: Findings from a baseline cross-sectional household survey among SMGL-supported districts in Zambia. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0209815. PMID: 30596725.

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  • Published on 11/9/2018

    Kaiser JL, Fong RM, Hamer DH, Biemba G, Ngoma T, Tusing B, Scott NA. How a woman's interpersonal relationships can delay care-seeking and access during the maternity period in rural Zambia: An intersection of the Social Ecological Model with the Three Delays Framework. Soc Sci Med. 2019 Jan; 220:312-321. PMID: 30500609.

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  • Published on 10/5/2018

    Scott NA, Henry EG, Kaiser JL, Mataka K, Rockers PC, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Hamer DH, Munro-Kramer ML, Lori JR. Factors affecting home delivery among women living in remote areas of rural Zambia: a cross-sectional, mixed-methods analysis. Int J Womens Health. 2018; 10:589-601. PMID: 30349403.

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