Myah Scott is a survey researcher in Mathematica’s Human Services Unit. She has developed surveys and led data collection across areas including early childhood, nutrition, and education. Her expertise includes designing and managing data collection, testing surveys and assessments, recruiting sites and respondents, conducting interviews, and training data collection teams.
Since joining Mathematica in 2019, Scott has worked with a range of clients including the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is currently the deputy survey director for the Home Based Child Care Supply and Quality project, overseeing survey efforts for a study focused on newly developed tools designed to help home-based child care providers reflect on their caregiving practices. She also contributes to analysis and reporting of data describing families’ and children’s experiences with Head Start for the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey.
Scott has conducted qualitative research to study partnerships between child care providers and Early Head Start programs, and to study competencies for teachers and caregivers serving infants and toddlers. She has also developed survey items and managed data collection for the School Meals Operations Study, which focuses on the operations of FNS’ school-based meals and child nutrition programs.
Before joining Mathematica, Scott held positions at the Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University, and at Westat. Scott holds an M.S. in psychology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.