Before joining 100 Resilient Cities, Scott was the Director of the Global Health Program at the Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy in New York. In that position he worked with government and private sector clients interested in global health policy, emergency resilience, pandemic preparedness, and health infrastructure analysis. Prior to this, Scott was a research associate in the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he focused on the intersection of emerging infectious diseases and national security. Scott is also co-founder of Restore Rockaway, a non-profit organization that provides grants to small businesses on the Rockaway Peninsula that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. His international experience includes projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, and El Salvador. He has published pieces on the 2009-2010 H1N1 flu pandemic, links between HIV and national security, the politics of the polio epidemic in Nigeria, and the global governance of infectious diseases. Scott is a former term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and was on the Arthur Ross Book Award Nominating Committee.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College and holds Master of Public Health and Master of International Relations degrees, both from Yale University.