Mary Alice Scott, PH.D

Dr. Scott is associate professor of anthropology and graduate faculty in the integrated behavioral health program at New Mexico State University. She is also adjunct research faculty at the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program. She received her B.A. in Women’s Studies from Duke University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Kentucky. Her research program is part of an academic-community collaboration with a team of NMSU students and faculty and the residency program. The program includes explorations of the culture of medicine and medical education as well as development of curricula and tools to improve training in health equity in health care professions. The team’s current project is a mixed-methods evaluation of a social determinants of health screening tool used in a primary care clinic in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Fulbright, National Cancer Institute, the New Mexico State University College of Arts & Sciences, the Southwest and Border Cultures Institute, and the Loomis Foundation. Her work has been published in Collaborative Anthropologies, Journal of Interprofessional Care, and Qualitative Health Research among other journals.