Prior to joining the Office of Construction Safety and Health, Scott served as Branch Chief for the Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch (EPHB) in the Division of Applied Research and Technology since 2005. EPHB conducts research in engineering controls, hearing loss prevention, and aerosol science/nanotechnology.
Since joining NIOSH in 1991, he has led research in the control of occupational exposures to air contaminants by serving as a project officer, Team Leader and Branch Chief. He has over 70 peer reviewed publications and technical reports.
Prior to joining NIOSH, he was an active duty, commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers. He is a member of the Commissioned Officers Association (COA) of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), and has been active in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He is an expert in air filtration, industrial ventilation, and indoor air quality. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and mechanical engineering from the Purdue University, University of Cincinnati, and University of Minnesota, respectively. He has received the PHS Engineer of the Year award, the NIOSH Alice Hamilton Award, the Bullard-Sherwood award, the USPHS Outstanding Service Medal, and the USPHS Villforth leadership award for engineering and public health leadership.