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Lia C. ​Scott, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Lia Scott is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology whose research aims to understand how social and structural factors impact breast cancer etiology.


Dr. Lia Scott is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. Overall, her research aims to understand how structural and social factors impact breast cancer etiology, with a specific focus on breast cancer in Black women. Her current research is focused on the role of varying structural racism measures as a predictor of breast cancer subtype at diagnosis from a multi-level perspective. She also uses her expertise in spatial epidemiologic methods to support health equity and health disparities research in other health outcomes. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship as a Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and received her PhD from Georgia State University School of Public Health where she was a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award fellow.


  • PhD – Epidemiology
    Georgia State University
  • MPH – Epidemiology
    Georgia State University
  • BS – Chemistry
    Elizabeth City State University