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Dr. D. Scott Batey

Associate Professor


HIV retention and re-engagement in care, evidence-based social work interventions to improve HIV outcomes, multi-level impacts on health disparities, HIV-related and intersectional stigmas, mixed methods studies, implementation science

Dr. D. Scott Batey is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Tulane University. Prior to his transition to Tulane, Dr. Batey served as faculty of the Department of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he directed the Honors Program. He maintains an affiliation as Scientist with the UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), where he led the Center’s community engagement efforts as the Engagement and Continuum of Care Specialist for five years. In general, Dr. Batey’s research focuses on eliminating health disparities, especially those prominent along the HIV Care Continuum. Within this framework, he conducts mixed-methods research to improve HIV health outcomes among people living with or at risk for acquiring HIV. Informed by 26 years’ experience as a licensed social work clinician, his implementation research especially leverages the inherent skills of social workers to uniquely deliver evidence-based interventions; it is routinely community-placed and community-driven. His major scientific contributions center on implementation of promising interventions and delivery strategies that effectively and efficiently address gaps in the HIV Care Continuum, utilize evidence-based social work practice, reduce health-related stigmas, and optimize the primary medical clinic-community interface.

Dr. Batey serves as the Co-Director of the Birmingham AIDS Outreach Magic City Research Institute (HIV research | Magic City Research Institute | United States). He is an author on over 60 peer-reviewed publications and over 150 oral and poster abstracts that have been presented regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Batey has been a mentor for countless students, community stakeholders, and junior faculty members of various disciplines.

Populations of Interest:

HIV along the Care Continuum, including those at high risk of HIV and people living with or affected by HIV

Dr. D. Scott Batey