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Aishah Scott

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy, Carnegie Mellon University

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Bio: Scott is a Twentieth-Century American Historian that specializes in Public Health and African American History. Scott is currently working on her book manuscript entitled, “Respectability Can’t Save You: The AIDS Epidemic in Black America.” This work focuses on the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American community and the role of “respectability politics,” or moral policing, on state and community leaders from 1980-2010. Scott is an advocate for social justice and closing gaps in healthcare for underrepresented communities.

Research Interests: HIV/AIDS epidemic, African American Health, Public Health, Sexual Health, Structural Determinants of Health

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers