Scott W. Royal, Ph.D., is a social and behavioral epidemiologist with more than 20 years of experience managing national and international studies and projects focused on health issues such as HIV/AIDS and cancer, and social issues including homelessness. As Vice President of the U.S. Health division of Abt Associates, Dr. Royal oversees projects focused on veterans’ health, addiction, prevention, treatment and recovery, infectious and chronic diseases, health disparities, and patient safety. Abt Associates is a global research and program implementation firm specializing in health, social and environmental policy and international development.