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Scott Edward Rutledge

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor




  • PhD, Social Welfare, University of Washington
  • MSW, Integrated Practice, University of Iowa 


Scott Edward Rutledge is the associate dean for Faculty Affairs for Temple University’s College of Public Health and associate professor in its School of Social Work. His research portfolio includes developing HIV prevention interventions for African American gay/bisexual men and prisoners, contextualizing and reducing AIDS stigma in health services, and understanding patterns of HIV disclosure in sexual situations. In addition, he researches medication adherence among people with HIV and is exploring health disparities among transgender persons. He has taught practice, health behavior theory, a transition course for BSW students entering the advanced standing MSW program, HIV/AIDS & Social Work, and Integrative Seminar (the MSW capstone course). He completed his MSW in Integrated Practice at the University of Iowa and his PhD in Social Welfare at the University of Washington where he was an NIMH prevention science predoctoral trainee. His practice experience includes supervising foster care and adoption programs, HIV prevention counseling, and community planning for HIV prevention and AIDS care. 

Research Interest

  • Curriculum Development 
  • Evidence Based Practice 
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Human Sexuality
  • LGBT
  • Men's Health
  • Prison Health
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Stigma and Discrimination
  • Test Construction