Scott Selected to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation's Statewide Health Fellows Program

April 12, 2022

Jen Scott

Jen Scott, PhD
Assistant Professor, LSU School of Social Work

BATON ROUGE, LA - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation named Jen Scott, PhD, to their statewide Health Fellows Program. The program works collectively to improve the health and life outcomes of people throughout the state of Louisiana. As a BCBSLA Foundation Health Fellow, Scott's research and leadership will contribue to improving quality of life for citizens across the state.

Scott is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Louisiana State University. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health. Specifically, how the social factors like economic access to economic resources (i.e. work, non-cash economic support) and immigration status (particularly legal status) affect individual, family and community wellbeing. Scott is a mixed methods researcher, combining quantitative and qualitative approaches as well as conducting investigations that employ a single approach. She speaks Spanish and has been working with the immigrant, in particular the Latino immigrant, community in the United States for more than a decade. 

Scott currently teaches social policy courses in the School of Social Work and developed and is the Coordinator for the School’s new Graduate Specialization in Policy and Macro Practice. Her current primary project examines the interrelationship between the health of the workforce (both permanent and temporary immigrant) and employment conditions in the specific socioenvironmental context of coastal Louisiana in effort to inform policy and interventions that advance health equity for workers and the coastal communities in which they reside.

About SSW
The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The SSW offers Child and Family Studies (CFS) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) undergraduate degrees, MSW, online MSW, and PhD. SSW is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.   

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Information Studies, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan. 

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