Dr. Carroll-Scott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing urban health inequities and underlying social inequities. This research consists of rigorous social epidemiological and mixed methods studies applied to the lived experience of urban neighborhoods and schools by applying communitybased participatory research approaches. Current projects include leading data systems for and studying impacts of the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood, a systematic literature review and white paper on community resilience frameworks in public health, the 5-year evaluation of the impact of Drexel’s new Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships on surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhoods and Drexel University itself, and a study of community engagement in Autism research. Prior to Drexel, Dr. Carroll-Scott was Director of Research for the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health, where her work centered on the impact of community organizing and multi-sectoral, community-based chronic disease prevention interventions and policies on the health status of New Haven residents. This work employed a longitudinal design at the neighborhood and school level, and consisted of asset mapping, a school-based obesity prevention randomized control trial, and triennial community health assessments representative at the neighborhood level and conducted in partnership with community leaders and Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Carroll-Scott received her doctoral degree from the UCLA School of Public Health, where she was a Chancellor's Fellow and a Demography trainee of the California Center for Population Research. Dr. Carroll-Scott’s dissertation explored the relationships between neighborhood structural characteristics, neighborhoodlevel social processes, and child wellbeing. While at UCLA, Dr. Carroll-Scott directed and evaluated the Data & Democracy Statewide Training Initiative at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, which provided free courses in basic research skills and health assessment methodology for community leaders in underserved communities throughout California.