Ph.D., Epidemiology, Georgia State University, 2018
M.P.H., Epidemiology, Georgia State University, 2015
B.S., Chemistry, Elizabeth City State University, 2012
Spatial analysis, Cancer epidemiology, Medical geography, Cancer disparities, Social determinants of health
Dr. Lia Scott is an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Department of Population Health Sciences for the School of Public Health. Her general research interests include identifying the various individual, policy, social and physical environmental factors that drive social and structural inequities by combining spatial analysis, advanced statistical modeling and epidemiologic methods. She aims to quantify the effect these factors have on cancer outcomes in cancers that disproportionately impact Black women, emphasizing triple-negative breast cancer. Her research focuses on the intersection of race and structural racism using population-based data to evaluate disparities in incidence, mortality, survival and other outcomes.
Before joining the School of Public Health, Dr. Scott was an assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology at Emory University School of Medicine with a co-appointment as an epidemiologist for the Hemophilia of Georgia Center for Bleeding Clotting Disorders of Emory.
Dr. Scott earned her BS in Chemistry at Elizabeth City State University and her MPH and Ph.D. in Epidemiology at Georgia State University, where she was a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellow. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control as a Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellow.