RESEARCH & LEARNING

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Doctoral Program, International Family and Community Studies

August 2014- present

Coursework Includes: Life in the Global Community, International Human Rights Law, Topics in Social Research, Research Methods II, Community Transformation, Secondary Data Analysis, Independent study on the Emergency Department for Prisma Health (Greenville Health System)

 

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Certificate Program, International Family and Community Studies

January 2013-May 2014

Coursework Included: Human Development and Family Life in Cultural Context, International Law and Policy on Children’s Issues, Community Development: Principles and Practices, Cultural Areas: Latin America

 

Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia

MS Applied Experimental Psychology (2008)

Coursework Included:  Research Methods and Statistics, Group Therapy, Cognitive Assessment, Behavioral Pathology, Learning, Social Psychology, Close Relationships, Human Resource Management, Behavioral Neuroscience, Research Practicum, Research Internship, Development

 

Research Internships: 

Child Enrichment Inc., The Shelter and Child Advocacy Center   (May 2006—2008)

  • During Master’s training internship, worked under the direction of the Director of Child Enrichment in creating, planning, organizing, and implementing research project.

  • Conducted research project on public policy issue with supervision of Child Advocacy Center director. 

  • Research design, data analysis, data collection, and presentation of research on attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge of child sexual abuse (CSA) among CSA investigators.

 

Department of Human Resources, Atlanta, GA    (January 2007—May 2007)

  • Legislative Team member for the Department of Human Resources of Georgia as a Legislative Intern as assigned by the Governor’s Office.

    • Tracked bills, attended Legislative Team meetings, researched bills, bill analysis, attended Senate and House Committee meetings, duties as assigned by DHR Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Legislative Team members

 

 

 

University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

BA Experimental Psychology (2004)

Coursework Included:  Research Methods, Statistics, Psychology Lab, Child Development, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal, Independent Study, Learning and Memory, Psychology of Marriage, Sensation and Perception, Social Psychology, Psychology and Religion, Personality

 

Research experience:  (September 2004—December 2004)

Attachment Style, Gender, and Romantic Partner Preference project

Worked with professor and doctoral student on data collection and entry

 

University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Study Abroad program through USC, Spring 2004

 

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia 

BA Psychology

Freshman year, 2001-2002

 

 

 

 


Professional Training:  

Furman Women’s Leadership Institute, graduated May 2018

"Design Thinking for The Social Sector" Stanford Social Innovation Review workshop,

 

Qualitative research: Making Claims and Building Theory, Mixed Methods, GIS, Dealing with Difficult Behaviors, New Leadership Orientation, CITI, Workplace Civility, Financial Foundations I, II, and III, Vanderbilt Program for Research Administration Development (VPRAD), Excel levels 1 & 2, SPSS, NVivo, Qualitative Research, CPR and First Aid Training.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING AND PUBLICATION

McDougald Scott, A., Rusnak, S., Carolan, M. (2019).  South Carolina Early Childhood Data Report. https://www.instituteforchildsuccess.org/publication/2019-sc-databook/ 

 

McDougald Scott, A. M. (2016).  It Takes a Village: Project Planning for Two-GenerationServices in an Underserved South Carolina Community. THEory into ACTion Bulletin, February 2016. 

 

Kripalani, S., Goggins, K., Nwosu, S., Schildcrout, J., Mixon, A., McNaughton, C., McDougald Scott, A. M., Wallston, K. (2015). Medication non-adherence before hospitalization for acute cardiac events. Journal of Health Communication, Health Literacy Special Edition.

 

Holden, R. J., McDougald Scott, A. M., Hoonakker, P. L. T., Hundt, A. S., & Carayon, P. (2015). Data collection challenges in community settings: Insights from two field studies of patients with chronic disease. Quality of Life Research, 24, 1043-1055.

 

Kripalani, S, Wallston, K., Cavanaugh, K. L., Osborn, C. Y., Mulvaney, S., McDougald Scott, A., Russell Rothman, R. (2014). Measures to assess a health literate organization (White paper). Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Health Services Research, Nashville, TN. Funded by Institute of Medicine. 

 

Hall, W. J., Kresica, A. M., & McDougald, A. M. (2014). School counselors’ education

and training, competency, and supportive behaviors concerning gay, lesbian, and

bisexual students. Professional School Counseling, 17, 130-141.

 

McDougald Scott, A., Purcell Jackson, G., Ho, YX., Yan, Z, Davison, C., Rosenbloom, ST. (2013, November). Adapting comparative effectiveness research for delivery to patients and providers through a patient portal. Conference Proceeding at the American Medical Informatics Association conference, Washington, D.C..

 

White, R.O., Thompson, J.R., Rothman, R.L., McDougald Scott, A.M., Heerman, W.J., Sommer, E.C., Barkin, S.L. (2013). A health literate approach to the prevention of childhood overweight & obesity. Patient Education and Counseling, 93(3), 612-618.

 

INVITED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS

McDougald Scott, A.M. (2020, February). Non-Expansion States: Would You Consider Expansion for Our Helping Professions?  Poster presentation at the 2020 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, Washington, D.C..

 

Carolan, M. and McDougald Scott, A.M. (2019, September). Using Public Data as a Foundation for Children Flourishing. Session at Children’s Trust Building Hope for Children Conference, Greenville, SC. 

 

McDougald Scott, A.M. (2019, July). Have Community Services and Resources for Elders with Heart Failure Been Effective? A Systematic Review. Poster presentation at the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, York, United Kingdom.

 

 McDougald Scott, A.M. (2019, June). Youth and Homeless Panel. Panelist at the United Way of Greenville County “That’s My Greenville Event,” Greenville, SC.

 

 McDougald Scott, A.M. (2019, April). Childcare in South Carolina. Panelist at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) State Summit, Columbia, SC.

 

McDougald Scott, A. M. (2018, November). Childcare in South Carolina. Panelist at the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) Upstate Summit, Greenville, SC.

 

McDougald Scott, A. M. (2017, June). It Takes a Village: Project Planning for Two-Generation Services in an Underserved South Carolina Community. Panel presentation at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Albuquerque, NM.

     

McDougald Scott, A. M. & Dillard, C. E. (2016, December).  Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative. Panelist at the Chairman’s Summit on Early Childhood hosted by South Carolina First Steps, Columbia, SC.

 

McDougald Scott, A. M. & Dillard, C. E. (2016, October). It Takes a Village: Project Planning for Two-Generation Services in an Underserved South Carolina Community. Poster presentation at the Institute for Child Success Conference, Charlotte, NC.

     

McDougald Scott, A. M., Hedge, J., McDonell, J. R., Sianko, N., Tsykalova, L. (2015, May). Protective Factors for Early Sex Initiation among Adolescents. Poster presentation at the National Health Outreach Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

McDougald Scott, A. M. (2015, April). Social Support and Access to Healthcare as Predictors of Heart Disease Among Young Adults. Poster presentation at the Health, Education, and Human Development Research Forum, Clemson, SC.

 

McDougald Scott, A. M., Kripalani, S., Wallston, K., Cavanaugh, K. L., Osborn, C. Y., Mulvaney, S., Russell Rothman, R. (2014, October). Measures to Assess a Health Literate Organization. Podium presentation at American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, Research and Teaching Forum, Orlando, FL.

Kadakia, R. J., Kay, H. F., Ehrenfeld, J. M., Kripalani, S., Idrees, K., McDougald Scott, A. M., Archer, K. R., Mir, H. (2014, October). Surgical Apgar Score (SAS) is Associated with Postoperative complications in the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient Population. Paper presented at Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

Kadakia, R. J., Kay, H.F., Ehrenfeld, J. M., Kripalani, S., Idrees, K., McDougald Scott, A. M., Archer, K. R., Mir, H. (2014, October). Timing, Incidence, and Risk Factors Associated with Unplanned Postoperative Hospital Readmissions in the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient Population. Paper presented at: Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.

McDonell, J. R., Hedge, J., Sianko, N., Xavier, J., Hyunh, H., McDougald-Scott, A.,    Tsykalova, L., & Mitchell, M.  (September, 2014).  Multilevel factors predicting punitive parenting in a rural setting.  Paper presented to the 20th International Congress of the International Society for Child Abuse and Neglect, Nagoya, Japan.

McDougald Scott, A. M. & Holden, R. J. (2014, April). Social and community factors shaping information, motivation, and behavioral skills in patients’ dietary adherence. Poster presented at the Health, Education, and Human Development Research Forum, Clemson, SC. 

 

McDougald Scott, A. M., Novak, L. L., & Holden, R. J. (2014, March). Systems framework and tool to map attributes of patients’ home and community environments. Presentation at I-PrACTISE Annual Meeting, Madison, WI.

 

McDougald Scott, A. M. & Holden, R. J. (2013, November). Social and community factors shaping information, motivation, and behavioral skills in patients’ dietary adherence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Augusta, GA.    

 

McDougald, A. (2011, August). Healthy Augusta: What Can It Do for Your Community? Invited speaker at the Richmond County Board of Education Food Services Workshop, Augusta, GA.

 

McDougald, A. (2011, May). Healthy Augusta: What Can It Do for Your Community? Invited speaker at the Harrisburg Community Event, Augusta, GA.

 

McDougald, A. (2011, February). Healthy Augusta: What Can It Do for Harrisburg? Invited speaker at the Harrisburg Neighborhood Association meeting, Augusta, GA.

 

Davis, C., McDougald, A., Tomporowski, P., (2011, April). Are Exercise-induced Cognitive Benefits in Children Due to Improvements in Fatness, Fitness, or Insulin Resistance? Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine Rapid Communications.

 

McDougald, A. (2010, October). Health, Wellness, and Nutrition: Building a Healthy Workforce. Invited speaker at the Appalachian Regional Conference in Rome, GA.

 

Davis, C., McDougald, A., Tomporowski, P., (2010, October). Exercise training improves teacher ratings of executive function.  Poster presented at the Obesity Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA. 

 

McDougald, A., Raintree, J., Smith, T., (2007, February).  Direct-to-consumer television advertising and attitudes toward mental illness.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

McDougald, A. and Abbott, A. (2007, February).  Child sexual abuse training’s impact on CSA cognitions and perceptions.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.  

 

Richardson, D., Malone, W., & McDougald, A. (2006, July). Predicting justification for aggression among African Americans and Caucasians. Poster presented at the semiannual meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Long Beach, CA.

 

Richardson, D., Malone, W., & McDougald, A. (2006, March). Predicting self-reports of direct and indirect aggression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.


Leonard, B., McDougald, A., Davis, K., & Myers, L.  (2005). Attachment style, gender, and romantic partner preference.  Poster presented at Discovery Day at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Emerge South Carolina Class of 2020

Clyburn Fellow Class of 2019

Max Heller Neighborhood Improvement Award: Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative, 2017

Presidential Scholarship for the AcademyHealth Institute on Advocacy and Public Policy 

Georgia Governor’s Internship

Leadership Augusta nomination

“She’s So Skirt!” 

USC Dean’s List

Psi Chi National Honor Society

New Hope Presbytery Scholarship 

R-MWC academic scholarship 

Who’s Who nominations

North Carolina Senate Page

Jesse Helms Leadership Conference

Presbyterian Women’s Scholarship 

Jim Privette Leadership Scholarship

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