James Carl Scott (Jim)

Associate Professor of Statistics

Office: Davis Science Center 214 [ campus map ]
Box 5830

Phone: 207-859-5837
Fax: 207-859-5846
Mailing Address:
5830 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8858
Scott, James Carl


Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Mathematics, Macalester College

Areas of Expertise

  • Statistics and Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Causal inference
  • Public health
  • Statistical consulting
  • Statistics and epidemiology education

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
SC212 EIntroduction to Statistics and Data Science
SC306 ATopics in Epidemiology
SC321 AStatistical Modeling

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
SC306Topics in Epidemiology
SC110Statistical Thinking
SC212Introduction to Statistics and Data Science
SC231Applied Statistics and Regression Analysis
SC382Statistical Inference

Current Research

Modeling tuberculosis transmission
Estimating the global burden of food-borne disease mortality
Determining the impact of water quality and sanitation improvements on disease transmission


Scott JC, Shah N, Porco T, Flood J. (2015) Cost Resulting from Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Shortages in the United States: A Hypothetical Cohort Study. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0134597. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134597
Enanoria WTA, Wordern L, Liu F, Gao D, Ackley A, Scott JC, Deiner M, Mwebaze E, Ip W, Lietman TM, Porco TC. (2015) Evaluating subcriticality during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140651. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140651
Porco TC, Gao D, Scott JC, Shim E, Enanoria WT, Galvani A, Lietman TM. When Does Overuse of Antibiotics Become a Tragedy of the Commons? PLoS ONE 7(12): e46505. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046505
Bellan SE, Pulliam JRC, Scott JC, Dushoff J. How to Make Epidemiological Training Infectious. PLoS Biology 2012; 10(4): e1001295. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001295.
Hanson LA, Zahn EZ, Wild SR, Dopfer D, Scott JC, Stein C. Estimating global mortality from potentially foodborne diseases - an analysis using vital registration data. Population Health Metrics 2012; 10:5.
Eisenberg JNS, Goldstick J, Cevallos W, Trueba G, Levy K, Scott J, Percha B, Segovia R, Ponce K, Hubbard A, Marrs C, Foxman B, Smith DL, Trostle J. In-roads to the spread of antibiotic resistance: regional patterns of microbial transmission in northern coastal Ecuador. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2011. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0499.
Legler J, Roback P, Zeigler-Graham K, Scott J, Lane-Getaz S, Richey M. A model for an interdisciplinary undergraduate research program. The American Statistician 2010; 64(1).
Colford JM, Hilton J, Wright C, Arnold BF, Saha S, Wade T, Scott J, Eisenberg J. The Sonoma Water Evaluation Trial (SWET): A randomized drinking water intervention to reduce gastrointestinal illness among older adults. American Journal of Public Health 2009; 99(11)
Schmid GP, Willams BG, Garcia-Calleja JM, Miller C, Segar E, Southworth M, Tonyan D, Wacloff J, Scott J. The unexplored story of HIV and aging. Editorial. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2009; 87 (3): 162�162a.
Scott J. Water supply, sanitation, and gastrointestinal illness: estimating the risk of disease using cross-sectional data and marginal structural models. VDM Verlag, 2008.
Trostle J, Hubbard A, Scott JC, Cevallos W, Bates S, Eisenberg JNS. Raising the level of analysis of food-borne outbreaks: food-sharing networks in rural coastal Ecuador. Epidemiology 2008; 19(3):384-390.
Eisenberg JNS, Desai M, Levy K, Bates S, Liang S, Naumoff K, Scott J. Environmental determinants of infectious disease: A framework for tracking causal links and guiding public health research. Environmental Health Perspectives 2007; 115(8):1216-1223.
Eisenberg JNS, Scott JC, Porco T. Integrating public health control strategies: Balancing water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to reduce diarrheal disease burden. American Journal of Public Health 2007; 97(5): 846-52.
Eisenberg JNS, Cevallos W, Ponce K, Levy K, Bates SJ, Scott JC, Hubbard A, Vieira N, Endara N, Espinel M, Trueba G, Riley L, Trostle J. Environmental change and infectious disease: How new roads affect the transmission of diarrheal pathogens in rural Ecuador. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2006; 103(51): 19460-19465.
Winthrop KL, Scott J, Brown D, Jay MT, Rios R, Mase S, Richardson D, Edmonson A, MacLean M, Flood J. Investigation of human contacts: a Mycobacterium bovis outbreak among cattle at a California dairy. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2005; 9(7): 809 � 813.
Eisenberg JNS, Soller JA, Scott J, Eisenberg DM, Colford JM. A dynamic model to assess microbial health risks associated with beneficial uses of biosolids. Risk Analysis 2004; 24(1): 221 � 236.
Oh P, Granich R, Scott J, Sun B, Joseph M, Stringfield C, Thisdell S, Staley J, Workman D, Borenstein L, Lehnkering E, Ryan P, Soukup J, Nitta A, Flood J. Human exposure following Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of multiple animal species in a metropolitan zoo. Emerging Infectious Disease 2002; 8(11): 1290 � 1293.


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