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Scarlett Bellamy, ScD

Scarlett Bellamy

Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
267.359.6219
bellamys@drexel.edu
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Degrees

BA Hampton University, Mathematics, ScM Harvard University, Biostatistics, ScD Harvard University, Biostatistics

Bio

Dr. Bellamy is a new addition to our faculty having recently joined after spending 15 years at Penn. A graduate of Hampton and Harvard Universities, her research interests include evaluating intervention efficacy of longitudinal behavioral modification trails, including cluster- and group-randomized trials. She is particularly interested in applying this methodology to trials addressing health disparities for a variety of clinical and behavioral outcomes. Currently, her collaborative projects include behavioral and clinical studies in HIV/AIDS, incentive-based behavioral modification interventions to improve cardiovascular health and outcomes to increase health-promoting behaviors. She is co-PI of the Data Coordinating Center for the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program (PROP) whose long-term goal is to improve respiratory outcomes during the first year of life after preterm birth in a cohort of extremely pre-term infants and is the PI of an NIGMS-funded workshop grant entitled “Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics” at ENAR. Dr. Bellamy serves as a statistical collaborator for the Philadelphia Veteran Affairs Medical Center’s, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the 2017 President of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometrics Society.

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Behavioral modification trials
  • Cluster- and group-randomized trials
  • Health disparities
  • Longitudinal studies

Publications

Ha, Y.P., Tesfalul, M.A., Littman-Quinn, R., Antwi, C., Green, R.S., Mapila, T.O., Bellamy, S.L., Ncube, R.T., Mugisha, K., Ho-Foster, A.R., Luberti, A.A., Holmes, J.H., Steenhoff, A.P., Kovarik, C.L. Evaluation of a Mobile Health Approach to Tuberculosis Contact Tracing in Botswana. Journal of Health Communication, DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2016.1222035, in press.

Teitelman, A.M., Bellamy, S.L., Jemmott, J.B. III, Icard, L.D., O'Leary, A., Ali, S., Ngwane, Z., Makiwane, M.B. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sociodemographic Factors Prospectively Associated with Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration among South African Heterosexual Men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s12160-016-9836-2, in press.

Gross, R., Bellamy, S., Ratshaa, B., Han, X., Steenhoff, A., Mosepele, M., Bisson, G. Effects of Alcohol Use and Sex on Antiretroviral Therapy Outcomes in Botswana: A Cohort Study, Addiction, in press.

El-Bassel, N., Jemmott III, J.B., Bellamy, S.L., Pequegnat, W., Wingood, G.M., Wyatt, G.E., Landis J.R., Remien, R.H., NIMH Multisite HIV/STD Prevention Trial for African American Couples Group. Mediation Analysis of the Efficacy of the Eban HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American HIV Serodiscordant Couples, AIDS and Behavior, in press.

Gillem, A., Bartoli, E., Bertsch, K., McCarthy, M., Constant, K., Marrero-Meisky, S., Robbins, S., Bellamy, S. Validation of a Standardized Multiple-Choice Performance-Based Multicultural Competence Measure: Implications for Training, Assessment, and Practice, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, accepted.

Becker, N.V., Asch, D.A., Kullgren, J.T., Bellamy, S.L., Sen, A.P., Volpp, K.G. Stages of Change and Patient Activation Measure Scores in the Context of Incentive-Based Health Interventions. American Journal of Health Promotion. 30(2):133-5, 2015.

Schultz, C.L., Tchume-Johnson, T., Schapira, M.M., Bellamy, S., Smith-Whitley, K., Ellison, A. Adherence to prompt fever evaluation in children with sickle cell disease and the health belief model. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 62: 1968–1973, 2015. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25634

Teitelman, A.M., Jemmott III, J.B., Bellamy, S.L., Icard, L.D., O'Leary, A., Heeren, G.A., Ngwane, Z., Ratcliff, S.J. Partner violence, power and gender differences in South African adolescents HIV/STI behaviors, Health Psychology, in press.

Okatch, H., Bellamy, S., Han, X., Ratshaa, B., Steenhoff, A., Mosepele, M., Bisson, G.P., Gross, R. CD4 cell counts at antiretroviral therapy initiation in Botswana have been increasing. Clinical Infectious Diseases, in press.

Patel, M.S., Asch, D.A., Rosin, R., Small, D.S., Bellamy, S.L., Heuer, J., Sproat, S., Hyson, C., Haff, N., Lee, S.M., Wesby, L., Hoffer, K., Shuttleworth, D., Taylor, D., Ulrich, V., Zhu, J., Yang, L., Wang, X., Volpp, K.G. Framing financial incentives to increase physical activity among overweight and obese adults: a randomized, controlled trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine, In Press.

Patel, M.S., Asch, D.A., Rosin, R., Small, D.S., Bellamy, S.L., Heuer, J., Sproat, S., Hyson, C., Haff, N., Lee, S.M., Wesby, L., Hoffer, K., Shuttleworth, D., Taylor, D., Ulrich, V., Zhu, J., Yang, L., Wang, X., Volpp, K.G. Framing financial incentives to increase physical activity among overweight and obese adults: a randomized, controlled trial.  Annals of Internal Medicine, In Press.

Shah, R.J., Diamond, JM, Cantu, E., Flesch, J., Lee, J.C., Lederer, D.J., Lama, V.N., Orens, J., Weinacker, A., Wilkes, D.S., Roe, D., Bhorade, S., Wille, K.M., Ware, L.B., Palmer, S.M., Crespo, M., Demissie, E., Sonnet, J., Shah, A., Kawut, S.M., Bellamy, S.L., Localio, A.R., Christie, J.D. Objective Estimates Improve Risk Stratification for Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, 15(8):2188-96, 2015.

O’Leary, A., Jemmott III, J.B., Jemmott, L.S., Bellamy, S., Icard, L., Ngwane, Z. Mediation of an efficacious HIV risk reduction intervention for South African men, AIDS and Behavior, 19(10):1842-9, 2015.