Nancy Scott, MPH, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

DPH/DrPH, Boston University School of Public Health
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health

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.

Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Public Health
Center for Global Health & Development

2011 Boston University Women’s Guild : Katherine Connor McLaughlin Scholarship
2009 United States Congressional Sub-committee on Global Health : Selected as the DrPH Testimonial for Consortium of Universities for Global Health
2008-2009 Boston University School of Public Health : Academic Merit Scholarship
2003 Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society: Alpha Beta Chapter

Delivery of Community-based Parenting Groups at Scale to Improve Early Childhood Development in Zambia
03/01/2019 - 01/28/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Right to Care Zambia Limited USAID

Delivery of Community-based Parenting Groups at Scale to Improve Early Childhood Development in Zambia
02/01/2019 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Right to Care Zambia Limited Grand Challenges Can

Endline 2 Study: Analysis of Quality and Outcome Indicators for Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) in Lesotho (Lesotho Hospital PPP Project)
05/28/2019 - 06/15/2020 (PI)
World Bank

Maternity Homes Alliance in Zambia - Boston University
07/24/2015 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Increasing Equitable Access to Safe Deliveries in Zambia
04/01/2015 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
Merck for Mothers

Increasing Equitable Access to Safe Deliveries in Zambia
06/01/2015 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
ELMA Foundation

Merck Fellowship Project: Maternity Homes Zambia
08/03/2015 - 10/30/2015 (Subcontract PI)
Charities Aid Foundation America PYXERA Global

Sustainable Access for Waiting Mothers in Zambia- MSD for Mothers Application Technical Narrative
04/01/2013 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
Merck & Company, Inc.


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  1. Fontanet CP, Kaiser JL, Fong RM, Ngoma T, Lori JR, Biemba G, Munro-Kramer M, Sakala I, McGlasson KL, Vian T, Hamer DH, Rockers PC, Scott NA. Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for Delivery for Maternity Waiting Home Users and Non-users in Rural Zambia. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2021 Jun 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34273929
  2. Lori JR, Munro-Kramer ML, Liu H, McGlasson KL, Zhang X, Lee H, Ngoma T, Kaiser JL, Bwalya M, Musonda G, Sakala I, Perosky JE, Fong RM, Boyd CJ, Chastain P, Rockers PC, Hamer DH, Biemba G, Vian T, Bonawitz R, Lockhart N, Scott NA. Increasing facility delivery through maternity waiting homes for women living far from a health facility in rural Zambia: a quasi-experimental study. BJOG. 2021 10; 128(11):1804-1812.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33993600
  3. Park JH, Hamer DH, Mbewe R, Scott NA, Herlihy JM, Yeboah-Antwi K, Semrau KEA. Components of clean delivery kits and newborn mortality in the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial (ZamCAT): An observational study. PLoS Med. 2021 05; 18(5):e1003610.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33951036; PMCID: PMC8133479; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003610;
  4. Beck D, Veliz PT, Munro-Kramer M, Ngoma T, Scott N, Kaiser JL, Musonda G, Lori JR. Home Birth in Rural Zambia: The Role of Intimate Partner Violence and Autonomous Decision-Making. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2021 03; 66(2):256-264. PMID: 33710761
  5. Scott NA, Maskew M, Fong RM, Olson IE, Brennan AT, Fox MP, Vezi L, Ehrenkranz PD, Rosen S. Patient Perspectives of Quality of the Same-Day Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Process in Gauteng Province, South Africa: Qualitative Dominant Mixed-Methods Analysis of the SLATE II Trial. Patient. 2021 03; 14(2):175-186.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32909218; PMCID: PMC7884580; DOI: 10.1007/s40271-020-00437-4;
  6. McGuire CM, Fatusin BB, Kodicherla H, Yakubu K, Ameh P, van Waes A, Rhoad E, Jack BW, Scott NA. Implementation of Online Research Training and Mentorship for Sub-Saharan African Family Physicians. Ann Glob Health. 2021 02 03; 87(1):13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33598411; PMCID: PMC7863851; DOI: 10.5334/aogh.3171;
  7. Buser JM, Munro-Kramer ML, Veliz PT, Zhang X, Lockhart N, Biemba G, Ngoma T, Scott N, Lori JR. How maternity waiting home use influences attendance of antenatal and postnatal care. PLoS One. 2021; 16(1):e0245893.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33481942; PMCID: PMC7822518; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245893;
  8. Fontanet CP, Fong RM, Kaiser JL, Bwalya M, Ngoma T, Vian T, Biemba G, Scott NA. A Qualitative Exploration of Community Ownership of a Maternity Waiting Home Model in Rural Zambia. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2020 09 30; 8(3):344-357.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33008852; PMCID: PMC7541113; DOI: 10.9745/GHSP-D-20-00136;
  9. Vian T, Fong RM, Kaiser JL, Bwalya M, Sakanga VIR, Ngoma T, Scott NA. Using Open Public Meetings and Elections to Promote Inward Transparency and Accountability: Lessons From Zambia. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2020 Jun 23. PMID: 32610815
  10. Pascoe SJS, Scott NA, Fong RM, Murphy J, Huber AN, Moolla A, Phokojoe M, Gorgens M, Rosen S, Wilson D, Pillay Y, Fox MP, Fraser-Hurt N. "Patients are not the same, so we cannot treat them the same" - A qualitative content analysis of provider, patient and implementer perspectives on differentiated service delivery models for HIV treatment in South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 06; 23(6):e25544.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32585077; PMCID: PMC7316408; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25544;
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Program Evaluation
Maternal Health
Global Health
Social Support
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