L. Scott Benson, MD, PhD, MPH

Research Interests

  • Global Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Infectious Disease

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Lecturer), Internal Medicine - Adjunct Instructor
  • Divisions: Infectious Diseases, Public Health

Academic Office Information

  • 801-585-0276
  • Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health
    375 Chipeta Way, Room: 149
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah
Infectious Diseases
Fellow
Residency University of Utah
Internal Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical University of Utah
Medicine
M.D.
Doctoral Training Utah State University
Civil and Environmental Engineering, emphasis in Environmental Engineering
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Utah
Public Health, emphasis in Legal Issues in Public Health and Health Care
M.P.H.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Zoology, emphasis in Human Biology
B.S.

Global Impact

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. 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. PloS One, 15(7).
    Global Impact: Ghana.

  2. 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. African Journal of Current Medical Research, 2(2).
    Global Impact: Ghana.

  3. Steward M, Grahmann B, Fillmore A, Benson LS (2017). Rural Community Disaster Preparedness and Risk Perception in Trujillo, Peru. Prehospital Disaster Med, 32(4), 387-392.
    Global Impact: Peru.

  4. 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.
    Global Impact: Ghana.

  5. 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.
    Global Impact: Ghana.

  6. 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.
    Global Impact: Peru.

  7. Zappas K, Fishler A, Benson LS (2016). Contraception use in communities surrounding Trujillo, Peru. Ann Glob Health, 82(3), 573.
    Global Impact: Peru.

  8. 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.
    Global Impact: Ghana.

  9. 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.
    Global Impact: Ghana.

Grand Rounds

Description Country
Global Public Health Republic of Korea

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. 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. PloS One, 15(7).
  2. 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.
  3. 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. African Journal of Current Medical Research, 2(2).
  4. 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.
  5. Steward M, Grahmann B, Fillmore A, Benson LS (2017). Rural Community Disaster Preparedness and Risk Perception in Trujillo, Peru. Prehospital Disaster Med, 32(4), 387-392.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. Gren LH, Jaggi R, Landward R, Benson LS, Frost CJ (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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Zappas K, Fishler A, Benson LS (2016). Contraception use in communities surrounding Trujillo, Peru. Ann Glob Health, 82(3), 573.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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. Journal of Vaccines & Immunization, 10(14312), 7-15.
  15. 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).
  16. 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 Africa, 5(1), 51-56.
  17. 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 Africa, 5(1), 1-8.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.

Abstract

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

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