Senior Associate Dean for Biology and Curricular Affairs, Associate Professor of Medical Science


A member of the Brown faculty since July 2008, Dr. Smith received a BS in Biology from The University of New Mexico and a PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from The University of California Santa Barbara. Before arriving at Brown, she was a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow with the EcoHealth Alliance and University of Georgia where she contributed scholarship on the linkages between anthropogenic changes to the environmental and infectious disease emergence. Dr. Smith teaches courses on Planetary Health to undergradautes and medical students and is a recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Advising and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences.

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