Sharon Arscott-Mills is experienced in bedside nursing in an intensive care unit, computer software design, and participatory community development. She has worked as a clinical services team leader for IntraHealth International and in an injury surveillance program within the Ministry of Health in Jamaica, designing, monitoring, and ensuring the quality of maternal child health, nutrition, family planning, and HIV/AIDS programs within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington and Nepal.
Ms. Arscott-Mills served at USAID as a senior technical advisor for the Child Survival and Health Grants program, where she explored and furthered her interest in solutions that have lasting impact on health through supporting the development of the sustainability framework within the private voluntary organization (PVO) grants program. She has been a member of the Student Health OUTreach (SHOUT) program since its inception, and her interest in the Center for Design and Research in Sustainable Health and Human Development (CEDARS) stems from a desire to explore fundamental questions about how we "do" development with colleagues who are asking similar questions.
Ms. Arscott-Mills is a graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, College of Nursing and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.