Scott joined Baylor College of Medicine in 1973 as a faculty member in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience. For the past 47 years, he has served BCM in multiple roles; educator, medical researcher, program director, fund-raiser, student counselor and advisor, and Dean in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for 20 years. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (part time). Scott accepted the Founding Executive Director position at the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in the fall of 2010, opened the Center in January of 2012, and retired from the HHC at the end of 2014. Scott has served Houston non-profits in various roles for more than two decades; advisor, board member, and in development, raising over $17 million for their mission-based programs, including the Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. He is currently on leave from the Adult Clinical Staff of the Memorial Herman Prevention and Recovery Center.
Scott has served as the Chair of the Baylor College of Medicine Substance Abuse Assistance Council, the Healthcare Representative for the Texas Lawyers Disability Committee, and the past Chair of the Advisory Board of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston (now the Council on Recovery), where he was the Director of Education for the Center for Recovering Families for over a decade. The Council honored him in 2002 with the Jay Wagoner Service Award and the Mission Accomplished Award in 2003. In 2002, the Cancer League honored him as a “Pacesetter”. Scott has served on the Boards of Archway Academy, Cornerstone Recovery, and Passages, and on the ABCNews.com Medical Advisory Board. Cornerstone honored him with the “Vision Award” in 2015. In 2015, the Mayor appointed him to the Houston Recovery Center Board. In 2016, Lifeway International selected him for the Lifetime of Service Award, and The Association of Recovery Schools honored him with the Spectrum Award. Scott is one of the associate producers of Generation Found, a documentary film highlighting a successful continuum of care for teen and adolescent recovery. He was the Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center Family retreats, which have been attended by over 1600 family members between 1999 and 2016.
Scott is a trained interventionist and provides addiction education and aftercare services for those who need help in our community. His research interests are focused on investigating substance use disorders in teens and adolescents. Scott has two children, two grandchildren, and is an avid sailor and traveler.