Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Scott JN  McNabb

Research Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

Before joining the U.S. CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) and serving the 2-year EIS residency in New Orleans, LA, Dr. McNabb worked for 13 years at the Oklahoma State Health Department. Since 1993, most of his professional efforts focused on serving those in underdeveloped, underserved global settings. Promoted to Distinguished Consultant in 2005 and nominated for the 2005 CDC Charles C. Shepard Award, he completed the 2004 Senior Executive Services (SES) candidate development program and is certified by the Office of Personnel Management. From 2006 – 2008, he directed the Division of Integrated Surveillance Systems and Services, National Center for Public Health Informatics, CDC. Before retirement from CDC in 2010, he was Associate Director for Science; Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office; Office for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.

Now Research Professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, he directs the King Abdullah Fellowship Program (http://kingabdullahfellowship.com); and is PI of the exciting, new Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development (http://www.africacdc.institute/). Jointly appointed in the Hubert Department of Global Health and the Department of Epidemiology at Emory, he also holds an Adjunct appointment as Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and at the University of Georgia, School of Public Health.

Teaching three classes at Emory: GH 504 Effective Oral Communication; GH 592 Successful Scientific Writing; and GH/EPI 515 Transforming Public Health Surveillance, he directs the Research Skills Development Course (www.researchskillsdevelopment.com) and the Case Study Design and Development Course (https://casestudydevelopment.com/). He also teaches Transforming Public Health Surveillance (https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0013-0020-8c92f1908d0346ea8be3f09c8ef7ea4b) at Columbia University EpiSummer@Columbia (https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/research/episummercolumbia).

He has mentored 73 students through their MPH or PhD, plus 14 fellows through the CDC Public Health Prevention Specialists program and serves on the Editorial Board, Epidemiology and Global Health and in private practice at Public Health Practice, LLC (http://www.publichealthpractice.com).

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Contact Information

1513 Clifton Rd., Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins (CNR) Building

Atlanta , GA 30333

Claudia Nance Rollins (CNR) Building

Phone: 404.725.8000

Fax: Really?

Email: scottjnmcnabb@emory.edu

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Areas of Interest

  • Bioinformatics
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Evaluation
  • Global Health
  • Health Economics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Program Management
  • Public Health Leadership

Education

  • Ph.D. 1986, University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center
  • M.S. 1979, University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center
  • B.S 1972, University of Oklahoma

Courses Taught

  • EPI 515: Transforming P.H. Surveillance
  • GH 504: Effective Oral Communication
  • GH 515: Transforming P.H. Surveillance
  • GH 592: Successful Scientific Writing

Affiliations & Activities

APHA

Publications