Emily R. Smith is a recent graduate of the Population and Reproductive Health doctoral program in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research is focused on generating, analyzing, and interpreting epidemiological data needed to improve maternal and child health in low and middle income countries. Dr. Smith has implemented both clinic-based and population-based randomized control trials to evaluate the efficacy of interventions to improve health. Her experience includes analysis of clinical trial data, utilizing methods for causal inference with observational data, and conducting meta-analyses.

Dr. Smith completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Northwestern University in Anthropology and International Studies.