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L. Scott Benson

L. Scott Benson, MD, PhD, MPH

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Emergency Medicine

Divisions: Public Health

Academic Office Information

scott.benson@hsc.utah.edu

Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Infectious Disease

Scott Benson, MD, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health. His interest in global health was fostered by his environmental health research in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. This interest in the overlap between Public Health and the environment prompted him into medicine. He completed medical school, an internship/residency in Internal Medicine as well as a fellowship in Infectious Diseases. During his training, he conducted and participated in research in Ghana, Peru and India. He joined the Divisions of Public Health and Infectious Diseases where where he teaches, continues to work abroad and consults with infectious disease patients and returning travelers in the University Infectious Diseases clinic.

Education History

Fellowship University of Utah
Fellow
University of Utah
Resident
Professional Medical University of Utah
MD
Utah State University
PhD
Graduate Training University of Utah
MPH
Brigham Young University
BS

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Pupaibool J, Walaliyadda H, Tasevac B, Brintz BJ, Park IK, Graves M, Benson LS, Hale P, Powell J, Leung DT (2021). Travel-Related Behaviors and Health Outcomes of Adolescents Compared with Adults on Short-Term International Service Missions. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 106(1), 345-350. (Read full article)
  2. Okyere, B, Owusu-Ofori, A, Ansong, D, Buxton, R, Benson, S, Osei-Akoto, A, Owiredu, E W, Adjei, C, Xorse Amuzu, E, Marfo Boaheng, J, Dickerson, T (2020). Point prevalence of asymptomatic Plasmodium infection and the comparison of microscopy, rapid diagnostic test and nested PCR for the diagnosis of asymptomatic malaria among children under 5 years in Ghana. 15(7).
  3. Qeadan F, Honda T, Gren LH, Dailey-Provost J, Benson LS, VanDerslice JA, Porucznik CA, Waters AB, Lacey S, Shoaf K (2020). Naive Forecast for COVID-19 in Utah Based on the South Korea and Italy Models-the Fluctuation between Two Extremes. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(8). (Read full article)
  4. Frost CJ, Morgan NJ, Allkhenfr H, Dearden S, Ess R, Albalawi WF, Berri A, Benson LS, Gren LH (2018). Determining Physical and Mental Health Conditions Present in Older Adult Refugees: A Mini-Review. Gerontology, 65(3), 209-215. (Read full article)
  5. Lisa H Gren, Rachel Jaggi, Caren J Frost, L Scott Benson (12/07/2018). Ethics of Managing Unintended Consequences in Global Health Research: A Case Study. 2(2).
  6. Stewart M, Grahmann B, Fillmore A, Benson LS (2017). Rural Community Disaster Preparedness and Risk Perception in Trujillo, Peru. Prehosp Disaster Med, 32(4), 387-392. (Read full article)
  7. Stevens AM, Esposito DH, Stoney RJ, Benson LS, Maclean JD (2017). Clostridium difficile infection in returning travellers. J Travel Med, 2017 May 1(24), 3.
  8. Steward M, Grahmann B, Fillmore A, Benson LS (2017). Rural Community Disaster Preparedness and Risk Perception in Trujillo, Peru. Prehosp Disaster Med, 32(4), 387-392.
  9. Tanner WD, Atkinson RM, Goel RK, Toleman MA, Benson LS, Porucznik CA, VanDerslice JA (2017). Horizontal transfer of the blaNDM-1 gene to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii in biofilms. FEMS Microbiol Lett, 364(8). (Read full article)
  10. Harris M, Birdsall A, Benson LS, Dickerson TT (2017). The Perception and Management of Acute and Chronic Pain in Rural Ghana. Ann Glob Health, 83(1), 59-70.
  11. Gren, LH, Frost, CJ, Landward, RS, Benson, LS, Jaggi, R (2016). A community health coach-delivered mental wellness intervention: Using mind-body bridging to reduce health disparities in diverse communities. Pedagogy Health Promot, 3(3), 167-176.
  12. Jaziri M, Lyman ME, Benson LS, Dickerson TT (2016). The prevalence and correlates of hypertension among rural Ghanaian adults. Ann Glob Health, 82(3), 426-27.
  13. Green JA, Leiser C, Stewart M, Benson LS (2016). Water quality analysis of a nontraditional distribution system in Trujillo, Peru. Ann Glob Health, 82(3), 443-444.
  14. Zappas K, Fishler A, Benson LS (2016). Contraception use in communities surrounding Trujillo, Peru. Ann Glob Health, 82(3), 573.
  15. Tanner WD, VanDerslice JA, Toor D, Benson LS, Porucznik CA, Goel RK, Atkinson RM (2015). Development and field evaluation of a method for detecting carbapenem-resistant bacteria in drinking water. Syst Appl Microbiol, 38(5), 351-7. (Read full article)
  16. Klc TR, Ames S, Ansong D, Benson LS, Dickerson TT (2015). Cultural norms, knowledge and attitudes regarding abortion in rural Ghana. Ann Glob Health, 81(1), 224-225.
  17. Daniel Ansong, Daniel Tawfik, Emmanuel Ato Williams, Scott Benson, Isaac Nyanor, Isaac Boakye, Christian Obirikorang, Lorraine Sallah, Bernard Arhin, Joseph Marfo Boaheng, Evans Amuzu, Osei Asibey, Ty Dickerson (Fall 2014). Suboptimal vaccination rates in rural Ghana despite positive caregiver attitudes towards vaccination. J Vaccines Immun, 10(14312), 7-15.
  18. Williams EA, Ansong D, Alder S, Benson LS, Campbell SJ, MacDonald K, Miya TR, Boakye I, Boaheng JM, Amuzu EaX, Owusu OA, Nyanor I, Arhin B, Dickerson TT (Spring 2014). Silent Crisis: Epidemic Hypertension in Rural West Africa. J Hypertens (Los Angel), 2014(3:3).
  19. Stephen Manortey, Steve Alder, Benjamin Crookston, Ty Dickerson, James VanDerslice, Scott Benson (Spring 2014). Social deterministic factors to participation in the National Health Insurance Scheme in the context of rural Ghanaian setting. J Public Health Afr, 5(1), 51-56.
  20. Stephen Manortey, James VanDerslice, Steve Alder, Kevin A Henry, Benjamin Crookston, Ty Dickerson, Scott Benson (Spring 2014). Spatial analysis of factors associated with household subscription to the National Health Insurance Scheme in rural Ghana. J Public Health Afr, 5(1), 1-8.
  21. Williams EA, Keenan KE, Ansong D, Simpson LM, Boakye I, Boaheng JM, Awuah D, Nkyi CA, Nyannor I, Arhin B, Alder S, Benson LS, Dickerson TT (2013). The burden and correlates of hypertension in rural Ghana: a cross-sectional study. Diabetes Metab Syndr, 7(3), 123-8. (Read full article)
  22. Arnold M, VanDerslice JA, Taylor B, Benson S, Allen S, Johnson M, Keifer J Boakye I, Arhinn B, Crockston BT, Ansong D (Spring 2013). Drinking water quality and source reliability in rural Ashanti region, Ghana. J Water Health, 11(1), 161-72.

Review

  1. Frost CJ, Morgan NJ, Allkhenfr H, Dearden S, Ess R, Albalawi WF, Berri A, Benson LS, Gren LH (2018). Determining Physical and Mental Health Conditions Present in Older Adult Refugees: A Mini-Review. [Review]. Gerontology, 65(3), 209-215. (Read full article)

Book

  1. Frost, CJ, Carlson, M, Benson, LS, Gren, LH, eds (In press January 2023). Global Research Ethics: Case Studies from International Research Contexts. United Kingdom: Routledge.

Abstract

  1. Benson LS, Goulston C, Schlaberg R (2010). Co-Infection with Trypanosoma cruzi and HIV: Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Considerations [Abstract].