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Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

490 Illinois Street, 9th Floor
Box 2930
San Francisco, CA 94143

Academic Fax: 415-353-9509

Research/Clinical Interests

Obstetric Hospitalist Medicine, Birth Equity, Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, Equity in Quality Improvement, Participatory Quality Improvement, Participatory Data & Technologies in Sexual and Reproductive Health Equity


Year Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
2002 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH M.D. Medicine
2006 Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL Residency Ob/Gyn
2016 University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Fellowship STD Prevention
2018 Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA MPH Applied Epidemiology

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2019 Voted Best Snapshot of Innovation: Mothers Voices Driving Birth Equity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2014 CREOG Faculty Education, Excellence in Resident Education Award, Department of Ob/Gyn, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Selected Publications

Leonard S, Main E, Scott K, Profit J, and Carmichael S. Racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity prevalence and trends. Annals of Epidemiology. 2019;33:30-36.

Scott, KA, Britton L, and McLemore, MR. The ethics of perinatal care for Black women: Dismantling the structural racism in "mother blame" narratives. J Perinat Neonat Nurs. 2019;33(2):108-115.