Paul Scott, MD, MPH leads MHRP’s HIV Epidemiology and Threat Assessment Task Area. This task area includes efforts to characterize of HIV among military personnel, assess risk associated with the emergency battlefield blood supply and to study HIV in countries where US troops are deployed.
Since the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Dr. Scott's research efforts have focused on precisely identifying the risks associated with HIV infection among US military personnel, characterizing HIV transmission among US service members and beneficiary populations, and assessing gaps in military’s HIV policies and prevention services.
These findings are translated into targeted knowledge products that inform policy development and preventive services delivery and are intended to help reduce the burden of HIV to the warfighter, the military healthcare system and the Department of Defense.
Dr. Scott joined the Army in 1991 and served as a Major in the United States Army Medical Corps, where he was a preventive medicine and family medicine physician. He received B.S. from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, his MD from George Washington University, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins University, and is board certified in preventive medicine and family practice.
In addition to his work at MHRP, Dr. Scott also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of preventive medicine and biometrics at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and as faculty for the General Preventive Medicine and Public Health residency program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He completed his general preventive medicine residency at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD and his family medicine residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA.