Leader, MHRC Outreach Program and Hispanic/Latino Health Working Group
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Scarinci is an Associate Professor in the UAB Division of Preventive Medicine, and Associate Scientist in the UAB Minority Health and Research Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, John J. Sparkman Center for International Public Health Education, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, and Center for Health Promotion. She has a Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University and a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed her internship in Clinical Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has had extensive research and clinical experience with underserved populations in the United States and Brazil.
Her primary areas of interest are: (1) cancer prevention among low-income, minority (Latinas and African Americans), and immigrant women; (2) socioeconomic status and health outcomes; and (3) depression.
She has focused most of her research in the areas of cervical cancer (primary and secondary prevention), smoking, socioeconomic status, and depression among women. She has received international, national and local funding in women’s health. She has also published a number of papers in the areas of health promotion, disease prevention, and mental health among underserved populations, especially low-income and minority women.