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)
Health system strengthening
Maternal and child health
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Media Appearances (2)
A discussion with epidemiologist Emily R. Smith, PhD.
Good / True / & Beautiful Podcast with Ashton Gustafson
Emily Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology in Baylor University's department of public health, discusses coronavirus safety tips.
COVID-19 is no flu, local epidemiologist says
KWTX-TV (Waco) tv
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.