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Matthew Scotch

Matthew Scotch

Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Security


Department of Biomedical Informatics
Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic
13212 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85259


  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, College of Health Solutions
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Security
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation


Dr. Matthew Scotch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Center for Environmental Security at Arizona State University. His research interest is in the intersection of public health informatics and bioinformatics, specifically linking health data on animals and humans to support surveillance of zoonotic diseases (diseases transmittable between animals and humans). He is also working on developing an informatics system to support phylogeography of zoonotic RNA viruses. In 2008, Dr. Scotch was the recipient of the NIH’s Pathway to Independence grant, a five-year career development award funded through the National Library of Medicine (NLM). He received a Masters in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University, a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Yale University.


  • MPH, Public Health, Yale University, 2007
  • PhD, Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • MA, Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, 2002
  • BA, Health and Society, University of Rochester, 1998

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Journal Articles


Halden, R., E. Terlinden, S. Kraberger, M. Scotch, J. C. Steele and A. Varsani. 2019. Tracking harmful chemicals and pathogens using the Human Health Observatory at ASU. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 11(1):. DOI: 10.5210/ojphi.v11i1.9843. (link )


Magee, H. Y., M. M. Maurer, A. Cobos, B. F. Pycke, A. K. Venkatesan, D. Magee, M. Scotch and R. U. Halden. 2018. U.S. nationwide reconnaissance of ten infrequently monitored antibiotics in municipal biosolids. Science of The Total Environment 643(Dec):460-467. DOI: 0.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.206. (link )


Macintyre, C. R., . , M. Scotch, D. J. Heslop, A. B. Gumel, G. Poste, . , W. Herche, K. Steinhofel, S. Lim and A. Broom. 2017. Converging and emerging threats to health security. Environmental Systems and Decisions DOI: 10.1007/s10669-017-9667-0. (link )


Jirjies, S., G. Wallstrom, R. U. Halden and M. Scotch. 2016. pyJacqQ: Python implementation of Jacquez’s Q-Statistics for space-time clustering of disease exposure in case-control studies. Journal of Statistical Software 74(6):. DOI: 10.18637/jss.v074.i06 . (link )