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Lionel Scott, Jr.

Associate Professor    

Ph.D., The Ohio State University


Lionel D. Scott Jr. is an Associate Professor in The School of Social Work at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Oakwood College (now University), an M.S.W. from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in social work from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a research fellow and associate in the Center for Mental Health Services Research at The George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Scott’s research and scholarly work has focused on the psychosocial functioning and help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority youth and older youth transitioning from the foster care system, racial disparities in specialty mental health service use, and race-related stress and coping among Black youth. Other areas of interest are the socio-cultural and interpersonal determinants of health. His research can be found in various scholarly journals including Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of Adolescence, and Journal of Black Psychology. His work on older foster youth has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health.