Emily Smith is a Research Scholar at the Duke Global Health Institute and Department of Global Neurosurgery and Neuroscience. She received her PhD from the Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in Epidemiology and an MSPH from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include maternal and child health, health system strengthening, comparative effectiveness research, cost-effectiveness research, health policy, and the continuum of care for low income countries.
Prior to DGHI, her work at UNC-Chapel Hill involved utilizing epidemiological methods, mathematical modeling techniques, and cost-effectiveness research to determine effectiveness of various testing strategies among HIV exposed infants in sub-Saharan Africa. Other projects included early antiretroviral initiation in HIV infected Malawian and Congolese infants, examining the impact of antenatal care on delivery services among Congolese women, and performing a systematic review of definitions used throughout the HIV care continuum in collaboration with the UNC Department of Medicine. During her time at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, she worked to develop, implement, and evaluate models of caregivers of family members with Alzheimers or dementia through funding from the Rosalynn Carter Institute and the Administration on Aging.
To start a conversation with me, ask me: About my kids!
Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: Running, cooking, reading