Shana Scott

Health Policy & Management
Instructor, DrPH Program

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management

Currently serves as the Deputy Director for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change in the Chronic Disease Prevention Section at the Georgia Department of Public Health. In this role Shana is responsible for engaging internal and external partners on policy, systems, and environmental changes as well as health systems transformation efforts for chronic disease prevention. Prior to this role, Shana served as the Health Systems Team Lead where she worked closely with clinical operations teams and payors to assure alignment of care management practices. Prior to working for the Department of Public Health, Shana worked as a Contract Policy Analyst in the Office of the Director for the Center for Preparedness and Response at the CDC and has been in public health for over 10 years.

  • Bachelor of Science, Morgan State University, 2001, Biology
  • Master of Public Health, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2004, Public Health
  • Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014, Health Law
Areas of Expertise

Research: Public health law, Advocacy, Federal health reform (Medicaid, ACA, Public Benefits, Access to Health), Population Health, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health and Health in All Policies.

Teaching: health policy, health policy evaluation

Monitoring emerging legislation, conducting policy research and analysis, survey research, focus groups, and outcomes research to inform policy decisions; as well as developing evaluation and outcome measurement tools.


Georgia Public Health Association
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (Chair – Diabetes Council)

Course Instruction

HPAM 8450 – 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


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

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.

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, Chiago, IL.

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)

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.