Bio: Rebecca Scott

PA Bio: Rebecca Scott 85 x 85Rebecca Scott
Senior Academic Coordinator
Faculty Member

Rebecca Scott, PA-C, PhD, is a native Rhode Islander, although she grew up in southwestern Ohio and upstate New York. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at Beloit College, followed by a Masters in Community Education with a focus in health at Appalachian State University. After discovering the PA profession at a health education conference, she enrolled at Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University) PA program. She has worked as a PA in various settings for the medically underserved, including the Watauga County, NC Health Department, the Cannon Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, the Allegheny Highlands (Va.) Free Clinic, and the Cape Cod Community Health Center. She also has worked in student health and primary care.

To pursue interests sparked by working with the medically underserved, Dr. Scott earned a PhD in Public Health at the University of South Carolina, specializing in behavior change and health education. She then became a PA educator, serving as Academic Coordinator for Medical College of Ohio’s inaugural program. She went on to become Academic Coordinator and later, Program Director, for the College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Va., where the focus was on rural, medically underserved populations. Most recently she has been Academic Coordinator at Northeastern University’s PA Program. Her favorite course to teach is Health Behavior Change.

She has served the profession in various settings, for example, newsletter editor and board member of the North Carolina Academy of PAs, two terms as a committee member responsible for writing the Pathway II Examination, co-chair of the Northeast Regional Consortium of PAEA. She has also written chapters for a number of PANCE and PANRE review books. She is an elected member of the Sandwich, Mass. Board of Health.