Associate Professor, Department of Population Health
Dr. Scarbrough has 20 years of experience in health care organizations including non-profit, for-profit and state organizations. In her early career, she worked in Austin, Texas with a privately-held Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) on the initial development of a provider network for the state-wide Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This network was then utilized by the state legislature to link health care services to Texas children. Dr. Scarbrough also worked with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Area Health Education Center (AHEC) as Manager of Operations. While at AHEC, she worked with East Texas counties and over 18 million people to community health workforce development, health opportunities, and resources provided through regional centers. In particular, she worked directly with Texas communities to expand the health care workforce, while maximizing diversity, especially in rural and underserved communities. In addition to work experience, Dr. Scarbrough is committed to volunteering. She has served in several roles in for the United Way, Meals on Wheels and Operation Pets Alive.
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