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Lisa A. Benz Scott, PhD

Lisa A. Benz Scott, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research
Department of Health Care Policy and Management



  • Post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (2000-2002; W.K. Kellogg Community Health Scholars program specializing in community-based participatory research)
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (2000);
  • MS, Purdue University (1996, in health education and health promotion);
  • BA, Stony Brook University (1994, in psychology)

Current Research Interests:

  • Community-based participatory research and partnerships across institutions
  • Community health education, patient education, provider education and behavior change
  • Health communication and message framing
  • Translation of clinical research into practice (community-based and hospital-based)
  • Integration of telehealth/e-health technologies into community life (including the training of lay health educators / community health workers, empowerment of women, and linkages between community-based human/social service providers with clinical/health service providers in primary and tertiary care facilities)
  • Disease topics: cardiac rehabilitation access and utilization, especially among women and minorities; heart disease prevention among young adult women; cancer-related behavioral outcomes (treatment decision-making, recovery among pediatric oncology survivors)