Rachel K Scott

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Rachel K Scott

M.D., M.P.H.

Scientific Dir. of Women's Health Research, MedStar Health Research Inst.; Assoc. Chair of Research for Women’s & Infants’ Services & Dir. of Women's Cent. for Positive Living, MedStar Washington Hosp. Cent.; Assist. Prof. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, GU


Office Phone: (202) 877-0492
100 Irving Street NW Washington DC 20010

Pronouns: She/Her

Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • NIMH K23 award to study the pharmacologic measures and behavioral health determinants of adherence during pregnancy and postpartum in women living with HIV
  • NIMH R34 award to adapt and pilot a socio-structural intervention to improve enagement and retention in the PrEP cascade among Black, reproductive age, cisgender women of color
  • NICHD R21 award to study placental microvasculature in pregnancies exposed to HIV 
  • NICHD R21 award to use population pharmacokinetic modeling and clinical trial simulation to evaluate dosing and efficacy of tenofovir-based oral PrEP in pregnancy and postpartum
  • Protocol chair for IMPAACT 2040 to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of long-acting injectable cabotegravir and rilpivirine in pregnancy and postpartum

Current HIV/AIDS Clinical Activities:

  • Medical Director, Women's Center for Positive Living, MedStar Washington Hospital Center. A regional referral center for comprehensive OB/GYN care for women with HIV and with elevated exposure to HIV

Current HIV/AIDS Service Activities:

  • Member, National Perinatal Guidelines Committee