Scott M. Shone

Senior Research Public Health Analyst

Scott Shone


  • PhD, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • BA, Biological Sciences, Rutgers University
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Scott Shone is a senior research public health analyst with interests in newborn-screening systems and technical assistance. He has extensive experience in a state public health laboratory, including management of a high-throughput clinical screening program. Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Shone spent nine years as director of the newborn-screening laboratory for the State of New Jersey, during which the program expanded screening from 20 to 55 disorders and increased efficiency and reduced costs through implementation of lean processes.

In his work with the Center for Newborn Screening, Ethics, and Disability Studies, Dr. Shone develops different models for technical assistance and provides guidance for newborn-screening systems.  He serves as an advisor for the Center’s laboratory tasks and leads the information technology and data quality assurance activities for Early Check, the Center’s voluntary, expanded newborn-screening program.  Dr. Shone is also a member of the Secretary of Health and Human Services’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children.