Scarlett L. Bellamy, ScD
Chair and Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

ScD, Harvard University
BA, Hampton University
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Scarlett Bellamy will join the SPH community as Chair and Professor of Biostatistics on July 1st, 2023. Prior to her arrival at BU she was a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. Before joining Drexel University in 2016, Bellamy spent 15 years at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Perelman School of Medicine, where she was a professor of biostatistics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hampton University, and completed her doctoral training in biostatistics at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Much of Bellamy’s research centers on evaluating the efficacy of interventions in longitudinal behavioral modification trials, including cluster- and group-randomized trials. She is particularly interested in applying this methodology to address health disparities for a variety of clinical and behavioral outcomes, including HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, and health-promoting behaviors.

Bellamy previously served as the co-principal investigator of the Data Coordinating Center for the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program at UPenn, which aimed to improve respiratory outcomes during the first year of life after preterm birth. She was also PI of the Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics Workshop at the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (ENAR). This federally funded initiative aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in graduate training and professional careers in biostatistics.

In 2016, Bellamy was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). The designation has been an honor for nearly 100 years, and under ASA bylaws, only one-third of one percent of the total association membership may be elected as fellows each year.

In 2017, Bellamy served as the president of ENAR. She also currently serves as a statistical collaborator for the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia.

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  1. Kim S, Jemmott LS, Icard L, Teitelman AM, Kelly TA, O'Leary A, Ngwane Z, Bellamy S, Jemmott JB. Long-term mediation of a sexual risk-reduction intervention for South African adolescents. Health Psychol. 2023 Nov; 42(11):810-821. PMID: 37883037
  2. Chhatre S, Hoffmire CA, Bellamy SL, Agha AZ, Dichter ME. Relationship between Veterans Crisis Line risk rating and subsequent suicidal self-directed violence among veteran callers: A gender comparison. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2023 Oct; 53(5):739-747. PMID: 37526407; PMCID: PMC10840528; DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12979;
  3. Musicus AA, Gibson LA, Bellamy SL, Orr JA, Hammond D, Glanz K, Volpp KG, Schwartz MB, Bleakley A, Strasser AA, Roberto CA. Effects of Sugary Beverage Text and Pictorial Warnings: A Randomized Trial. Am J Prev Med. 2023 May; 64(5):716-727. PMID: 36764835; PMCID: PMC10121881; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2023.01.018;
  4. Rivera-González AC, Roby DH, Stimpson JP, Bustamante AV, Purtle J, Bellamy SL, Ortega AN. The impact of Medicaid funding structures on inequities in health care access for Latinos in New York, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Health Serv Res. 2022 Dec; 57 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):172-182. PMID: 35861151; PMCID: PMC9660415; DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.14036;
  5. Dichter ME, Chhatre S, Hoffmire C, Bellamy S, Montgomery AE, McCoy I. Variation in call volume to the Veterans Crisis Line by women and men veterans prior to and following onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 Jul; 151:561-563. PMID: 35636032; PMCID: PMC9126311; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.05.037;
  6. Kutney-Lee A, Bellamy SL, Ersek M, Medvedeva EL, Smith D, Thorpe JM, Brooks Carthon JM. Care processes and racial/ethnic differences in family reports of end-of-life care among Veterans: A mediation analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022 Apr; 70(4):1095-1105. PMID: 34985133; PMCID: PMC8986602; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17632;
  7. Dichter ME, Krishnamurti LS, Chhatre S, Hoffmire CA, Monteith LL, Bellamy SL, Iverson KM, Montgomery AE, Agha A, McCoy I. Gender differences in veterans' use of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL): Findings from VCL call data. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022 Jan-Feb; 74:65-70.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34923376
  8. Tran NK, Van Der Pol B, Shrestha R, Bazzi AR, Bellamy SL, Sherman SG, Roth AM. Limited Risk Compensation Among Women Who Inject Drugs: Results From the Project Sexual Health Equity Preexposure Prophylaxis Demonstration Study in Philadelphia. Sex Transm Dis. 2022 May 01; 49(5):e64-e66.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34694276; PMCID: PMC9018480; DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001577;
  9. Jemmott JB, Jemmott LS, Zhang J, Icard LD, Kelly TA, Frank I, Bellamy SL. Effects of a Health Promotion Intervention on Physical Activity in African American Men Living with HIV: Randomized Controlled Trial. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2021 Oct; 35(10):377-384. PMID: 34551263; PMCID: PMC8573803; DOI: 10.1089/apc.2021.0039;
  10. Rivera-González AC, Stimpson JP, Roby DH, Canino G, Purtle J, Bellamy SL, Ortega AN. The Other US Border: Health Insurance Coverage Among Latino Immigrants In Puerto Rico. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 Jul; 40(7):1117-1125. PMID: 34228518; PMCID: PMC8359689; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.00049;
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2021-2022 The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine: Fellow
2021 Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA: Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award
2016 American Statistical Association: Fellow
2016 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA: Yerby Distinguished Lecturer
2002 ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award Winner
2001 Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health: Distinction in Teaching
1998 Harvard School of Public Health: Robert B. Reed Prize in Biostatistics
1997-1999 Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health: Teaching Fellow
1995-2001 David and Lucille Packard Scholar
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