Brigette Settles Scott is the Manager, Contracts Communications for Contracts Management and Administration at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she serves as PCORI’s principal communications contact responsible for developing, implementing, executing, and maintaining the communications strategy across a breadth of communications platforms, including PCORI’s reviewer portal and applicant hub, social media, blogs, print publications, and mobile applications.
Scott, a veteran healthcare communications professional, has expertise highlighted by an array of roles with various federal government agencies, national advocacy groups, trade associations, and for-profit and non-profit organizations. She has created innovative, high-impact strategic communications programs, directed proactive and reactive media and influencer relations campaigns, and led public engagement and integrated social media strategies.
Before joining PCORI, Scott was an advisor on public affairs and engagement activities to the director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, she was appointed as the OCR representative to various departmental committees to advise on outreach and communications strategy, and to standardize operating procedures within the agency.
Before her tenure at HHS, Scott was assistant vice president for communications at the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, director of communications at the HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center, senior product analyst at AARP, communications manager at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and project director at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
She earned a BA in human relations with a minor in business administration at Trinity College, and a MA in public communication at American University.