Nancy Scott, MPH, DrPH
Associate 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.

Delivery of Community-based Parenting Groups at Scale to Improve Early Childhood Development in Zambia
03/01/2019 - 02/28/2022 (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. Juntunen A, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Hamer DH, Fink G, Rockers PC, Biemba G, Scott NA. Lessons from a Year of COVID-19 in Zambia: Reported Attendance and Mask Wearing at Large Gatherings in Rural Communities. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Dec 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36509059; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0460;
  2. Scott NA, Kaiser JL, Jack BW, Nkabane-Nkholongo EL, Juntunen A, Nash T, Alade M, Vian T. Observational study of the clinical performance of a public-private partnership national referral hospital network in Lesotho: Do improvements last over time? PLoS One. 2022; 17(9):e0272568. PMID: 36170285; PMCID: PMC9518856; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0272568;
  3. Lee HE, Veliz PT, Maffioli EM, Munro-Kramer ML, Sakala I, Chiboola NM, Ngoma T, Kaiser JL, Rockers PC, Scott NA, Lori JR. The role of Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILCs) in improving community-level household wealth, financial preparedness for birth, and utilization of reproductive health services in rural Zambia: a secondary analysis. BMC Public Health. 2022 Sep 12; 22(1):1724.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36096779; PMCID: PMC9465910; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-14121-9;
  4. Fong RM, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Vian T, Bwalya M, Sakanga VR, Lori JR, Kuhfeldt KJ, Musonda G, Munro-Kramer M, Rockers PC, Hamer DH, Ahmed Mdluli E, Biemba G, Scott NA. Barriers and facilitators to facility-based delivery in rural Zambia: a qualitative study of women's perceptions after implementation of an improved maternity waiting homes intervention. BMJ Open. 2022 Jul 25; 12(7):e058512.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35879007; PMCID: PMC9328096; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058512;
  5. Vian T, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, Juntunen A, Mataka KK, Bwalya M, Sakanga VIR, Rockers PC, Hamer DH, Biemba G, Scott NA. Planning for Maternity Waiting Home Bed Capacity: Lessons from Rural Zambia. Ann Glob Health. 2022; 88(1):37.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35651969; PMCID: PMC9138814; DOI: 10.5334/aogh.3691;
  6. Assoumou SA, Peterson A, Ginman E, James T, Pierre CM, Hamilton S, Chapman S, Goldie J, Koenig R, Mendez-Escobar E, Leaver H, Graham R, Crichlow R, Weaver T, Cotterell S, Valdez G, De Las Nueces D, Scott NA, Linas BP, Cherry PM. Addressing Inequities in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Uptake: The Boston Medical Center Health System Experience. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Jun; 175(6):879-884.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35576586
  7. 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. 2022 Feb 01; 11(2):160-172. PMID: 32610815; PMCID: PMC9278615; DOI: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.84;
  8. Scott NA, Kaiser JL, Ngoma T, McGlasson KL, Henry EG, Munro-Kramer ML, Biemba G, Bwalya M, Sakanga VR, Musonda G, Hamer DH, Boyd CJ, Bonawitz R, Vian T, Kruk ME, Fong RM, Chastain PS, Mataka K, Ahmed Mdluli E, Veliz P, Lori JR, Rockers PC. If we build it, will they come? Results of a quasi-experimental study assessing the impact of maternity waiting homes on facility-based childbirth and maternity care in Zambia. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 12; 6(12).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34876457; PMCID: PMC8655557; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006385;
  9. 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
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC8518771; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.16755;
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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
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Program Evaluation
Maternal Health
Global Health
Social Support
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