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Emily Smith - Baylor University . Waco, TX, US

Emily Smith Emily Smith

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology | Baylor University

Waco, TX, UNITED STATES

Expert in epidemiology, public health and health economics

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Biography

Emily Smith is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health at the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) at Duke University. Her research interests include pediatric global surgery, health economics, and health systems strengthening in low-income countries. Before joining the faculty at Baylor, Dr. Smith was a research scholar at DGHI for two years. Dr. Smith received her PhD in epidemiology from the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC-CH and an MSPH from the University of South Carolina.

Areas of Expertise (14)

Coronavirus

Health Economics

Global surgery

Public Health

Cost-effectiveness research

Health system strengthening

Maternal and child health

Epidemiology

Pediatric Surgery

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Health Policy

Global Health

Pediatrics

COVID-19

Media Appearances (2)

A discussion with epidemiologist Emily R. Smith, PhD.

Good / True / & Beautiful Podcast with Ashton Gustafson  

2020-03-17

Emily Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology in Baylor University's department of public health, discusses coronavirus safety tips.

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COVID-19 is no flu, local epidemiologist says

KWTX-TV (Waco)  tv

2020-03-17

Baylor Epidemiologist Emily Smith, Ph.D., says new studies coming out are proving COVID-19 is not like the flu. "It is not the flu, it is more contagious than the flu it can spread quicker than the flu and that data is just coming out," Smith said. She says this virus is two times as contagious as the flu, because it's new so people don't have immunity to it and because there is no vaccine.

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