Emily R. Smith is an epidemiologist and an assistant professor at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, D.C.. She also holds an appointment as a research associate 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 to improve maternal and newborn health and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries. At Harvard and Emory, she has implemented clinic- and population-based research in Tanzania, Bolivia, Rwanda, and the United States. Her methodological expertise includes design and analysis of clinical trials, methods for causal inference with observational data, and meta-analysis.
Dr. Smith is a 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. She completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Northwestern University in Biological Anthropology and International Studies.