Pamela Scorza, ScD, MPH

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Dr. Pamela Scorza is interested in the prevention of mental disorders and promotion of mental wellness. Her current research focuses on mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of risk for poor mental health in contexts of adversity. Specifically she is examining epigenetic and behavioral pathways of intergenerational transmission in a multi-generational longitudinal study of Puerto Rican youth. Dr. Scorza earned a Doctor of Science degree at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, where she was part of a research project adapting a family-based intervention to prevent mental disorders in children in families affected by HIV/AIDS in rural Rwanda.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Reproductive Sciences (in Obstetrics and Gynecology) at CUMC


  • Female


  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Child policy Early interventions or prenatal to age three interventions
  • Long reach of childhood or childhood origins of adult health
  • Parenthood programs