Molly Scanlon PhD, FAIA, FACHA

Research Associate, University of Arizona, Zuckerman College of Public Health

Molly M. Scanlon, PhD, FAIA, FACHA is an Environmental Health Scientist, as well as a licensed and certified Healthcare Architect. Dr. Scanlon has 25+ years of design and research experience for healthcare settings benefiting patients and staff. Her current research examines reducing illness and injury from exposure to waterborne pathogens from building water systems with an emphasis on reducing risk from disruptive construction and inadequate commissioning activities. Her publications focus on developing a toolkit for building water quality commissioning practices and other water disruptive events.

Dr. Scanlon has worked with over 50+ recognized leading healthcare institutions over the course of her career. She contributed as an author and content developer for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)’s Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease: A Training on Legionella Water Management Programs. Further, Dr. Scanlon served as the American Institute of Architects (AIA) appointed chair for the COVID-19 Alternative Care Sites (ACS) Task Force during the pandemic response which was recognized with an AIA Presidential Citation 2020, as an AIA Citizen Architect 2020, and the HCD10 Industry MVP 2021 award. The COVID-19 ASC Taskforce work was implemented by the US Department of State, translated into multiple languages, and deployed around the world to US Embassies as part of pandemic response.