Shana M. Scott

Health Policy & Management
Part-time Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management

Shana Scott is a public health policy professional and practitioner with almost 20 years of experience. In addition to serving as part-time Assistant Professor of Health Policy, she also serves as Vice President of Community Impact for the metro-Atlanta American Heart Association. Prior to this role, she served as Deputy Director of the Office of Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change in the Chronic Disease Prevention Section at the Georgia Department of Public Health. Ms. Scott is interested in mentoring young public health professionals and work that focuses on the intersection of law, policy, and strategy to improve health for all.

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Morgan State University, 2001
  • Master of Public Health, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2004
  • Juris Doctorate, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014
More About

● HealthMPowers, 2021 – Present
● American Diabetes Association – Georgia Chapter, (Public Health Representative) 2016 – 2022
● National Association of Chronic Disease Directors – Diabetes Council (Chair, 2018-2019)
● Center for Black Women’s Wellness, 2007 – 2011. Board Member / Strategic Planning Committee Chair

Areas of Expertise
  • Health Policy
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Public Health Law
  • Chronic Disease
  • Tobacco Use Prevention
  • State and Local Health Departments
Course Instruction
  • HPAM 3600 – Introduction to Health Policy
  • HPAM 4600 – Advanced Health Policy
  • HPAM 8450 – Advanced Policy Evaluation in Public Health
Selected Publications

Scott S. Bridging the Title VI Gap: How Can the Affordable Care Act Address Racial Inequity in Nursing Homes?, 22 AHTHLAD 74, 74 (2013).

Scott S. Sixth Annual Symposium on Access to Health Care: Comparative Universal Coverage Efforts and Expanding Access to Health Care, Loyola University Chicago Law Admissions Blog


Roundtable Presentation: “Pathways to Population Health: Creating Effective Collaboration Between Healthcare and Public Health,” Open Forum for Quality Improvement and Innovation in Public Health, March 29, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA

Presentation: “CATAPULT: A Health Systems Approach to Addressing Prediabetes and Hypertension in Georgia” NACDD 2019 Chronic Disease Academy in Atlanta, GA

Poster: “CATAPULT: A Public Health Designed Health System Transformation Model to Improve Population Health Outcomes,” Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA) 4th Biennial Community Engagement Forum on April 25 and 26, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.

Panel: Scott S. Loyola University Chicago School of Law. 12th Annual Symposium on Health Law and Policy. Impacting Population Health Outcomes: Strategies to improve chronic disease outcomes and disparities in non-Medicaid Expansion States in the Southeastern United States; 2018 Nov 16, Chicago, IL.

Presentation: “Breaking Barriers: Making Community Clinical Linkages to Improve Patient Outcomes,” 2018 IHI National Forum, December 2018 in Orlando, FL

Plenary Presentation: “Pathways to Population Health: Georgia’s Approach to Creating Effective Collaboration Between Healthcare and Public Health to Build a Culture of Health”, Community Integrated Health Conference on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC

Preconference Workshop: Coleman, A, O’Connor, J, Colbert, L, Helms, J, Scott, S. Mobilizing Communities to Engage in Policy Change to Improve Health Outcomes. Georgia Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting.

Scott S, McKeever A, Smith A, Freeman S, Ray K, O’Connor J. Georgia Department of Public Health’s experience in increasing engagement of community pharmacists in the management of diabetes and hypertension. American Public Health Association; 2017 Nov 8, Atlanta, GA.

Scott S. Achieving the Triple Aim in Georgia: DPH’S Health Care Model Designed to Improve the Diagnosis and Quality of Care for Chronic Conditions (Poster Presentation, 2017 National Network for Public Health Institutes Annual Meeting)

Scott S, O’Connor J, Mims A. Addressing Health Equity to Improve Population Health: Georgia’s Experience with Linking Community and Health Systems (Poster Presentation, Xavier University 10th Annual Conference on Health Disparities)

Scott S. Utilizing Principles of Health System Transformation for Obesity Management and Prevention. 2017 Southern Obesity Summit.

Health in All Policies – Shana Scott, Presentation to Georgians for a Healthy Future – Health Beyond Health Care: A Starting Point for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health through State Policy, Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Scott S. Pharmacists Role in Hypertension Control. Georgia Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting. 2015 July 9; Amelia Island, FL.

Scott S, McKeever A. Pharmacists Role in Hypertension Control. Webinar for Georgia Clinical Transformation Team. 2015 September 30.

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