Surveillance Epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Scott Hernandez, MPH, PMP, CIC is a Surveillance Epidemiologist within the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Office of Integrated Surveillance and Informatics Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in Boston, MA. His work is primarily focused around surveillance issues as they pertain to Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance. Scott received his B.B.A in Management from The University of Texas in Austin. He moved to Boston in 1990 to pursue a master’s degree. Through several full time and volunteer positions he made his way to the field of Public Health. He worked full time at Boston University, in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations while pursuing his MPH part-time. He finished his degree in 1998 with a dual concentration in Epidemiology/Biostatistics & Health Policy and Management. After graduation he worked at the Veterans Affairs Center for Health Care Quality and Economic Research leading a large veteran survey around health outcomes. He then joined the Boston Public Health Commission as an Epidemiologist in 2001 and later moved in 2005 to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. While at MDPH Scott lead the project management effort to procure and develop the state surveillance and case management system, MAVEN (Massachusetts Virtual Epidemiologic Network).