A Toledo, Ohio native, Stacy Scott, Ph.D., MPA, is a 30-year public health advocate and infant safe sleep expert who’s worked from the government agency level to ground zero spearheading numerous community outreach programs nationwide to end health disparities and reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant deaths.
After 20 years working with Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Scott ended her federal government consulting career in October 2017, Scott founded the Global Infant Safe Sleep (GISS) Center in 2016, an organization with a mission to support vulnerable and marginalized global communities to reduce sudden unexpected infant death (SUID).
In January 2018, Scott was appointed chairman of the Wisdom Council of the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep serving as faculty for the National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ), a nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. Dr. Scott has since accepted a position as executive project director and equity lead. She supports NICHQ commitment to Infusing equity throughout the organization through who we are, what we say, and what we do.
Scott is a member International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death. She received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College, a master’s degree in Public Administration at Bowling Green State University, and a doctoral degree in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University.