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Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH

Amy Carroll-Scott

Associate Professor
Community Health and Prevention
267.359.6061
amy.carroll-scott@drexel.edu
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Degrees

BA, University of Pennsylvania; MPH, University of California at Berkeley; PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

Bio

Dr. Carroll-Scott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing urban health inequities and underlying social inequities. This research consists of social epidemiological and mixed methods studies applied to the lived experience of urban neighborhoods and schools, and driven by community-based participatory research approaches. In both practice and academic settings Dr. Carroll-Scott has worked in partnership with policymakers, community-based organizations, and healthcare providers to conduct community health assessments, program evaluations, and neighborhood-level surveillance, and to report results back in user-friendly and timely ways to inform policy advocacy, program planning, and clinical care. Current projects include Co-PI of the West Philly Promise Neighborhood initiative and multi-PI of its Data & Research Core, and PI of a policy surveillance study of policing reforms in US cities following George Floyd’s murder, a Philadelphia cross-institutional Maternal and Child Health Collaborative, and a systematic literature review and white paper on community-led systems transformation frameworks. Dr. Carroll-Scott also serves as co-investigator of the Addressing Urban Community Violence Working Group, a study of community engagement in Autism research, a study of syndemics among Latino youth in Philadelphia, and a feasibility study of an occupational health intervention program among Vietnamese nail salons in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Prior to Drexel, Dr. Carroll-Scott was Director of Research for the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health, where her work centered on the impact of community organizing and multi-sectoral, community-based chronic disease prevention interventions and policies on the health status of New Haven residents. This work employed a longitudinal design at the neighborhood and school level, and consisted of asset mapping, a school-based obesity prevention randomized control trial, and triennial community health assessments representative at the neighborhood level and conducted in partnership with community leaders and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Carroll-Scott 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. Dr. Carroll-Scott’s dissertation explored the relationships between neighborhood structural characteristics, neighborhood-level social processes, and child wellbeing. While at UCLA, Dr. Carroll-Scott directed and evaluated the Data & Democracy Statewide Training Initiative at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, which provided free courses in basic research skills and community health assessment methodology for community leaders in underserved communities throughout California.

Dr. Carroll-Scott is co-lead of the Policy and Community Engagement Core of the Drexel School of Public Health Urban Health Collaborative and Founder and Chair of the annual Day of Action at the American Public Health Association annual meeting.

Research Interests

  • Urban health
  • Health and Place or Built Environment
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Health inequities
  • Spatial analysis or GIS
  • Data integration
  • Data visualization
  • Mixed methods study designs
  • Place-based, cross-sector interventions and evaluation

Publications

  • Carroll-Scott A. (2020). Chapter 13. Community Engagement and Participatory Approaches for Urban Health. In Gina S. Lovasi, Ana R. Diez Roux, and Jennifer Kolker (Eds.), Urban Public Health: A Research Toolkit for Practice and Impact (pp. 455-495). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Pinto, D., Carroll-Scott, A., Christmas, T., Heidig, M., Turchi, R. (2020). Community health workers: improving population health through integration into healthcare systems. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 32(5):674-682.
  • Carroll-Scott, A. (2020). Importance of a Place-based and Community-Moderated System of Research Oversight to Maximize Benefits for Social Change, Social Innovations Journal, 2(2).
  • Elumn Madera, J., Aminawung, J. A., Carroll-Scott, A., Calderon Chw, J., Cheung, K.-H., Marenco, L., … Wang, E. A. (2019). The Share Project: Building Capacity of Justice-Involved Individuals, Policymakers, and Researchers to Collectively Transform Health Care Delivery. American Journal of Public Health, 109(1):113-115.
  • Carroll-Scott, A. & Henson, R.M. (2016). Leveraging Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefit Dollars and Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements for Community Health Innovations. Social Innovations Journal, 27.
  • Huynh, T. B., Doan, N., Trinh, N., Verdecias, N., Stalford, S., & Carroll-Scott, A. (2019). Factors influencing health and safety practices among Vietnamese nail salon technicians and owners: A qualitative study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 62(3), 244–252. (PMID: 30658004).
  • Mohanty, S.*, Carroll-Scott, A., Wheeler, M., Davis-Hayes, C., Turchi, R., Feemster, K., … Buttenheim, A. M. (2018). Vaccine Hesitancy in Pediatric Primary Care Practices, Qualitative Health Research, 28(13):2071-2080. (PMID: 29947574).
  • Mohanty, S., Feemster, K., Buttenheim, A. M., Moser, C.A., Field, R.I., Mayer, W., Carroll-Scott, A. (2018). Factors Associated with Pediatrician Responses to Alternative Immunization Schedule Requests, Clinical Pediatrics, 57(2):180-188. (PMID: 28952327).
  • Purtle, J., Henson, R. M., Carroll-Scott, A., Kolker, J., Joshi, R., & Diez Roux, A. V. (2018). US Mayors’ and Health Commissioners’ Opinions About Health Disparities in Their Cities. American Journal of Public Health, 108(5), 634– 641. (PMID: 30089014).
  • Wang, K.H., Ray, N.J., Berg, D.N., Greene, A.T. , Lucas, G., Harris, K. , Carroll-Scott, A., Tinney, B., Rosenthal, M.S. (2017). Using community-based participatory research and organizational diagnosis to characterize relationships between community leaders and academic researchers. Preventive Medicine Reports, 21(7):180-186. (PMCID: 5498288).
  • Carroll-Scott, A. , Henson, R.M., Kolker, J., Purtle, J. (2017). The Role of Nonprofit Hospitals in Identifying and Addressing Health Inequity in Cities. Health Affairs, 36(6):1102-1109. (PMID: 28583970).
  • Santilli, A., O’Connor Duffany, K., Carroll-Scott, A., Thomas, J., Greene, A., Arora, A., … Ickovics, J. (2017). Bridging the Response to Mass Shootings and Urban Violence: Exposure to Violence in New Haven, Connecticut. American Journal of Public Health, 107(3):374-379. (PMID: 28103071).
  • Santilli, A., Carroll-Scott, A., & Ickovics, J. R. (2016). Applying Community Organizing Principles to Assess Health Needs in New Haven, Connecticut. American Journal of Public Health, 106(5):841-847.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Gilstad-Hayden, K., Rosenthal, L., Eldahan, A., McCaslin, C., Peters, S. M., Ickovics, J. R. (2015). Associations of neighborhood and school socioeconomic and social contexts with body mass index among urban preadolescent students. American Journal of Public Health. 105(12):496-502.
  • Gilstad-Hayden, K., Wallace, L.R., Carroll-Scott, A., Meyer, S.R., Barbo, S., Murphy-Dunning, C., Ickovics, J.R. (2015). “Research Note: Greater tree canopy cover is associated with lower rates of both violent and property crime in New Haven, CT.” Landscape and Urban Planning. 143: 248-253.
  • Earnshaw, V.A., Rosenthal, L., Carroll-Scott, A., Santilli, A., Gilstad-Haydan, K., Ickovics, J.R. (2015). Everyday discrimination and physical health: Exploring mental health processes. Journal of Health Psychology, [Epub ahead of print].
  • Humphries, D., Carroll-Scott, A., Mitchell, L., Tian, T., Choudhury, S., Fiellin, D.A. (2015). Assessing research activity and capacity of community-based organizations: Development and pilot testing of an instrument. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 8(4):421-32. (PMCID: In process).
  • Gilstad-Hayden, K., Carroll-Scott, A., Rosenthal, L., Peters, S.M., Catherine McCaslin, C., Ickovics, J.R. (2014). Positive School Climate is Associated with Lower Body Mass Index Percentile Among Urban Pre-Adolescents. Journal of School Health. 84(8):502-6. (PMCID: 25040118).
  • Ickovics, J.R., Carroll-Scott, A., Peters, S.M., Schwartz, M., Gilstad-Hayden, K., McCaslin, C. (2014). Health and Academic Achievement: Cumulative Effects of Health Promoting Factors on Standardized Test Scores among Urban Youth in the United States. Journal of School Health. 84(1):40-8.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Gilstad-Hayden, K., Rosenthal, L., Peters, S. M., McCaslin, C., Joyce, R., Ickovics, J. R. (2013). Disentangling Neighborhood Contextual Relationships with Child Body Mass Index, Diet and Physical Activity: The Role of Built, Socioeconomic, and Social Environments.Social Science and Medicine. 95;106-114.
  • Wang E.A., Zhu, G.A., Evans L., Carroll-Scott, A., Desai, R., and Fiellin L.E. (2013). A Pilot Study Examining Food Insecurity and HIV Risk Behaviors among Individuals Recently Released from Prison. AIDS Education and Prevention. 25(2):112-23.
  • Kallem, S., Carroll-Scott, A., Rosenthal, L., Chen, E., Peters, S. M., McCaslin, C., & Ickovics, J. R. (2012). Shift-and-persist: A protective factor for elevated BMI among low-socioeconomic-status children. Obesity. 21(9):1759-63.
  • Rosenthal, L., Carroll-Scott, A., Earnshaw, V. A., Santilli, A., & Ickovics, J. R. (2012). The importance of full-time work for urban adults’ mental and physical health. Social Science & Medicine, 75(9), 1692–1696.
  • Otiniano, A. D., Carroll-Scott, A., Toy, P., & Wallace, S. P. (2012). Supporting Latino communities’ natural helpers: a case study of promotoras in a research capacity building course. Journal of immigrant and minority health, 14(4), 657–663.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Toy, P., Wyn, R., Zane, J. I., & Wallace, S. P. (2012). Results from the Data & Democracy initiative to enhance community-based organization data and research capacity. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), 1384–1391.
  • Santilli, A., Carroll-Scott, A., Ickovics, J., and Wong, F.(2011). Urban Youth Go 3000 Miles: Engaging and Supporting Young Residents to Conduct Neighborhood Asset Mapping.American Journal of Public Health, 101:2207-2210.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Wong, F. Santilli, A., Ickovics, J. (2012). Santilli et al. Respond. American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), pp. e4-e5.
  • Biello, K.B., Rawlings, J., Carroll-Scott, A., Browne, R., Ickovics, J.R. (2010). Racial disparities in age of hospitalization. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(1):54-60. (PMCID: 2828489).

Reports, Briefs, and Curricula

  • Rivera Joseph S., Galpern D., Brown Weida E., Rich J, Corbin T, Carroll-Scott A.. Police Violence is a Public Health Issue. Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University Urban Health Collaborative; February 2021.
  • Maysonet, P., Brown, R., Vaidya, V., Kolker, J., Carroll-Scott, A. Philadelphia’s Response to Hurricane-Related Puerto Rican Evacuees. Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University Urban Health Collaborative; August 2020.
  • Confair, A., Carroll-Scott, A., Castro, K., Zhao, Y., Melly, S., Kolker, J., Lankenau, S., Roth, A. Community Health Profile: Kensington, Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University Urban Health Collaborative; October 2019.
  • Joseph, S., Sestito S.R., Gibson, B., Nadji, A., Carroll-Scott A. Community Violence Profile: Eastern North Philadelphia. Urban Health Collaborative Community Brief Number 2, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University: Philadelphia, PA; June, 2018.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Lê-Scherban, F., Kelly, M.K., Verdecias, N., Weckesser, S. Philadelphia Mental Health First Aid Evaluation Behavioral Health Indicator Report. Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University; March 2018.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Kolker, J., Confair, A.R., Moore, K.A., Melly, S.K., Gallante, B.E., Joshi, R. Community Health Profile: West Philadelphia Promise Zone. Philadelphia, PA: Drexel University Urban Health Collaborative; June, 2017.
  • Pennsylvania State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup. (2016). Confronting an Epidemic: Opioid Overdose Prevention in Pennsylvania.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Gilstad-Hayden, K., Santilli, A., Rosenthal, L., Snow, J., Ickovics, J.R. (2013). New Haven Health Survey: Overall Findings 2012. Community Interventions for Health 2012. New Haven, Connecticut: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at Yale School of Public Health.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Gilstad-Hayden, K., Rosenthal, L., Peters, S.M., McCaslin, C., Joyce, R., Snow, J., Ickovics, J.R. (2012). Our Neighborhoods, Our Health. Findings from Community Interventions for Health 2009. New Haven, Connecticut: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at Yale School of Public Health.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Rosenthal, L., Gilstad-Hayden, K., Schwartz, D., Snow, J., Ickovics, J.R. (2012). Adult Smoking and Neighborhood Collective Efficacy. Findings from Community Interventions for Health 2009. New Haven, Connecticut: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health.
  • Gilstad-Hayden, K., Carroll-Scott, A., Rosenthal, L., Peters, S.M., McCaslin, C., Snow, J., Ickovics, J.R. (2012). School Environment and Health. Findings from Community Interventions for Health 2009. New Haven, Connecticut: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Gilstad-Hayden, K., Rosenthal, L., Schwartz, D., Snow, J., Ickovics, J.R. (2012). Neighborhoods, Schools and Body Weight. Findings from Community Interventions for Health 2009.
  • Carroll-Scott, A., Kelley, L., Santilli, A., Ickovics, J.R. (2010). Documenting the Health of Our Neighborhoods. Findings from Community Interventions for Health, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement.
  • Carroll, A.M., Perez, M., Toy, P. (2004). Currículo: Elaborando una evaluación de la comunidad, Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Health DATA Program.
  • Carroll, A.M., Perez, M., & Toy, P. (2004). Performing a Community Assessment Curriculum. Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Health DATA Data & Democracy Train-the-Trainer Initiative.