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 (7)
The church has a role to play in implementing COVID vaccine
Baptist News Global online
Emily Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology, and Gaynor Yancey, Ph.D., professor of social work and director of the Center for Church and Community Impact, are quoted in this article about the role of the church on matters of public health and safety.
Your friendly neighbor epidemiologist has an important message for you
Baptist News Global online
Emily Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology, is featured in this article about COVID-19 data and how faith and spirituality don’t have to conflict with science.
What is herd immunity and could it help overcome the coronavirus?
VIDEO: Baylor epidemiologist Emily Smith, Ph.D., discusses COVI-19 and the topic of herd immunity.
Local epidemiologist talks COVID-19 in kids, vaccine possibility and more
Baylor epidemiologist Emily Smith, Ph.D., discusses COVI-19, kids and the possibility of a vaccine.
Local epidemiologist explains key issues with COVID-19
VIDEO: Emily Smith, Ph.D., an epidemiologist and assistant professor of public health, created a Facebook page – Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist – when the pandemic started to share easy-to-understand information about COVID-19.
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.