Mariah J. Scott, MS, MPH
Mariah Scott has an immense amount of ambition for sickle cell research inspired from living with Sickle Cell Disease (SS). To be the only child of three children with sickle cell disease, her brother and sister carry the sickle cell trait. Despite multiple hospitalizations, surgeries, and vast number of hours turned into days living with chronic pain; Mariah has not let her ambitions become astray.
Mariah completed her undergraduate degree from Montclair State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology. She continued to receive her first graduate degree from Seton Hall University with a Master of Science in Microbiology. Then, her second graduate degree is from Rutgers University with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. Mariah continued to enrich her laboratory research when she received her immunology training at Yale University, studying the mechanism of red blood cell immunity seen in sickle cell patients. Mariah later fulfilled her chronic disease epidemiology practicum at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, studying patient-reported outcomes in sickle cell patients transitioning from pediatric care to adult care. Currently, Mariah is an Epidemiologist that specializes in infectious and chronic disease epidemiology. She continues to strive for a PhD in Epidemiology to further educate the sickle cell community of the many healthcare disparities this cohort of individuals endure.
Mariah enjoys advocating and engaging in public speaking for the sickle cell community on issues that are underrepresented such as mental health, reproductive health, and social relationships. When Mariah has leisure time, she enjoys reading, baking, and binge-watching true-crime series with her daughter, Autumn, and her best friend – life partner, Bryan.