Education:Post-Doctoral Fellow, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Health Scholars Program, Training Site: Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (2000-2002)
Ph.D., Health Policy and Management, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health (1996-2000)
M.S., Health Promotion, Purdue University (1994-1996)
B.A., Psychology, Stony Brook University (1990-1994)
Community-based Participatory Research, Health Behavior, Cardiac Rehabilitation Access and Utilization, Gender and Race/Ethnicity Disparities.
Honors, Awards & Affiliations:
Presidential Commendation (for outstanding service to the American Academy of Health Behavior, as Chair of the 2011 Conference Planning Committee). Presented March 20, 2011.
Qualified Member, The American Academy of Health Behavior, July 2007 – present.
American Academy of Health Behavior, inaugural recipient of the Judy K. Black Early Career Health Behavior Research Award in recognition of innovative and rigorous early-career health behavior research that makes an important contribution to science or practice. Presented March 6th, 2006.
Affiliate Member, The American Academy of Health Behavior, 2004 – June 2007.
Alpha Eta The National Honor Society of the Allied Health Professions, Inducted June 2005.
Honorable Mention, the 2000 John C. Hume Award for excellence in dissertation research, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.
Teaching Assistant of the Year, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1997 - 1998
Eta Sigma Gamma Honorary for Health Education, 1995
Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, 1995 – 2000
National Research Service Award (T32 trainee under Dr. David Levine, PI),
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, at the Johns Hopkins University
School of Hygiene and Public Health, September 1998 – May 2000.
and professional service activities that target priority issues in community
health and health care, including but not limited to access to outpatient
cardiac rehabilitation programs, and the training of lay health advisors (as
community health workers or patient navigators) to provide basic health
education and support that will improve the use of quality health services
among underserved communities.
Benz Scott, L.A., *Gravely S., Sexton T., *Broztek, S; Brown, D. (In press, April 2013). Examining the effect of a patient navigation intervention on outpatient cardiac rehabilitation awareness and enrollment. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.
Benz Scott, L. (2010). A call for intervention research to overcome barriers to women’s enrollment in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs. Journal of Women’s Health, 19(11): 1951-1953.
Benz Scott, L. (2008). Referral to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: Intervention research at the patient, provider, and health system levels. Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine 5, 671-672.
DeTurk, W; Benz Scott L. (2008). Physical therapists as providers of care: Exercise prescriptions and resultant outcomes in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs in New York State. Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 19(2):44-52.
Essex, B; Benz Scott, L. (2008). Chronic stress and coping strategies among volunteer EMS personnel. Prehospital Emergency Care, 12(1), 69-75.
Benz Scott, L; Curbow, B. (2006). The Effect of Message Frames and CVD Risk Factors on Behavioral Outcomes. American Journal of Health Behavior, 30(6):582-597.
Kollef, M.H., Leeper, K.V., Anzueto, A., Morrow, L.E., Benz Scott, L., Rodino, F.J., Niederman, M.S. (2006). Clinical characteristics and treatment patterns among patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia: Descriptive findings from the Assessment of Local Antimicrobial Resistance Measures (ALARM) Study. Chest, 129(5):1210-8.
Curbow, B.A., Fogarty, L.A., McDonnell, K.A., Chill, J.C., Benz Scott, L.A. (2006). The role of physician characteristics in clinical trial acceptance: Testing pathways of influence. Journal of Health Communication, 11(2), 199-218.
Bowie, J.V., Curbow, B., Garza, M.A., Dreyling, E.K., Benz Scott, L., McDonnell, K.A. (2005). A review of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening interventions in older women. Cancer Control: Cancer, Culture and Literacy Supplement, November, 58-69.
Benz Scott, L.A., Allen, J.K. (2004). Providers’ perceptions of factors affecting women’s referral to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs: An exploratory study. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 24, 387-391.
Allen, J.K., Benz Scott, L.A., Stewart, K., Young, D. (2004). Disparities in women’s referral to and enrollment in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 19, 47-753.
Curbow, B.A., Bowie, J., Garza, M., McDonnell, K., Benz Scott, L., Coyne, C., Chiappelli, T. (2004). Community-based cancer screening programs in older populations: Making Progress But Can We Do Better? Preventive Medicine, 38(6), 676-693.
Curbow, B.A., Fogarty, L.A., McDonnell, K.A., Chill, J.C., Benz Scott, L.A (2004). Can a brief video intervention improve breast cancer clinical trial knowledge and beliefs? Social Science & Medicine. 58(1), 193-205.
Allen, J.K., Benz Scott, L.A. (2003). Alternative Models in the Delivery of Primary and Secondary Prevention Programs. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 18(2), 72-78.
Benz Scott, L.A., Ben-Or, K., Allen, J.K. (2002). Why are women missing from outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs? A review of multilevel factors affecting referral, enrollment, and completion. Journal of Women’s Health, 11(9), 773-791.
Scott, L.A., Black, D.R. (1999). Role modeling: An opportunity for the health education specialist. Health Education & Behavior, 26(5), 623-624.
Scott, L.A., Black, D.R. (1999). Health communication and professional preparation: Health educator credibility, message learning, and behavior change. Health Education & Behavior, 26(5), 609-620.
Savage, M.P., Scott, L.A. (1998). Physical activity and rural middle school adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 27(2), 245-253.
Black, D.R., Scott, L.A. (1997). Self-administered interventions: An alternative to service delivery. In E.A. Blechman & K.D. Brownell, (Eds.), Behavioral medicine for women: A comprehensive handbook (pp. 333-337). New York: Guilford.
Lehmann, C; Benz Scott, L; Giacini, J. (2009). E-Health Technology for Detecting and Managing Chronic Disease. Handbook of Research on IT Management and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare pp. 19-33). IGI Publishing.
Benz Scott, L. (In press, Jan 2012). Behavior Modification and Risk Factor Reduction: Guiding Principles and Practices. Chapter 7, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AAVCPR), Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Programs (5th Edition). Editor in Chief, Dr. Mark Williams.