Courtney B. Scrubbs
Courtney B. Scrubbs, a member since 2012, serves as Graduate Student Trustee. A senior at the Howard University School of Law, she is a native of New Orleans, La., where she earned a B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in both chemistry and a pre-medicine concentration from Xavier University. She relocated to the City of Brotherly Love to attend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). After exposure to the many facets of child welfare, health and healthcare through the Student National Medical Association, (founded at Howard University School of Medicine in 1954), she decided that earning a law degree would be advantageous to her professional pursuits. She served the SNMA throughout her matriculation as a local, regional, and national officer, completing her time with the organization as Internal Affairs Chairperson and National Vice President.
Her leadership experience covers over ten years of service to student communities. As a undergraduate, she served four years in the Student Government Association, including a year as Vice President and Chief of Staff. In medical school, she became the first African American female Student Government President and the first African American female student member on the PCOM Board of Trustees.
At HUSL, she is currently working to establish an interdisciplinary publication for the Law and Medical Schools that focuses on Healthcare and Social Justice; she was a member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team; and a member of Epsilon Sigma Iota Legal Sorority. She serves also as the Lt. Governor of Leadership Development for the American Bar Association, 11th Circuit.
Her clinical interests include Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Child Psychiatry. Her research in Child Health and Welfare includes experience at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Collaborative for Violence Prevention, and several years of service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in Philadelphia County through the National CASA organization.
After four years of consulting service to the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program, she has begun an internship with the CDF Child Health Policy Team in order to make a more substantive impact at the policy level, particularly with the Foster Child population. After graduation from both medical and law schools, she plans to launch a private practice firm and do a rigorous medical residency. She hopes to bring to the Board a new perspective and the courage to be innovative.