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Jean Scandlyn PhD, MSN

Associate Clinical Professor
  • Center for Global Health
  • Department of Community & Behavioral Health
  • Health and Behavioral Sciences (CLAS)


Primary Phone:303-315-7178

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

North Classroom

1200 Larimer Street

Denver, CO 80204

Dr. Scandlyn is a medical anthropologist with a master's degree in international and cross-cultural nursing. Dr. Scandlyn has worked in a variety of clinical settings and conducted ethnographic research with homeless and runaway youth in Denver, participated in community health assessments in Peru and Guatemala and led study abroad programs in Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, and India. She is an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health at ColoradoSPH and, with faculty members from ColoradoSPH, she co-teaches core courses in the undergraduate public health major and graduate study abroad courses in Cuba and India. She gives guest lectures on the role of culture in health behavior and global health and review protocols for international research for the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB). Dr. Scandlyn also serves on the admissions committee for the 5-year BA/BS-MPH program between the CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campuses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adolescence
  • Global health
  • Qualitative research
  • Social science theory
  • Medical anthropology

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • PhD, Columbia University, Anthropology, 1993
  • MSN, University of California at San Francisco, 1985
  • BSN, Columbia University, 1978
  • BA Middlebury College, 1975



  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Non-Tenure Track Faculty), University of Colorado Denver, 2011
  • Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, Bolivia, U.S. Department of State, 2009-2013
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Non-Tenure Track Faculty), University of Colorado, Denver. 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology awarded with distinction, Columbia University, 1993


  • Member, COMIRB Panel S
  • Member, COMIRB International Research Advisory Committee (IRAC)
  • Member, Global Education Advisory Committee
  • Member, Qualitative Research Methods Forum (QRMF) Advisory Committee

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