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Amy Carroll-Scott

Amy Carroll-Scott, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Dr. Carroll-Scott is Chair of the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention and the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative. 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. This involves three broad approaches: studying the role of the social determinants of community-level health inequities, evaluating solutions to addressing such inequities, and building community and cross-systems capacity to achieve health equity through research and practice. Current projects include Co-PI of the US Department of Education-funded West Philly Promise Neighborhood and multi-PI (with Felice Le-Scherban) of its Data and Research Core; PI of a COVID-19 Social Vulnerability Data Dashboard in Philadelphia, the cross-institutional Maternal and Child Health Collaborative, policy surveillance of law enforcement reforms in US cities, and a review of community-led systems transformation frameworks; and co-I of both a study of community engagement in Autism research and a study of syndemics among Philadelphia Latinos.

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.

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 health assessment methodology for community leaders in underserved communities.

Dr. Carroll-Scott is a member of the American Journal of Public Health editorial board.

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