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Genee S. Smith, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
W7513D
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

443-287-6735

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Education

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
MSPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
BS, Fayetteville State University, 2005

Overview

Environmental exposures stemming from climate change have strong implications for public health, and particularly for the spread of infectious disease. I explore disease patterns with the aim to expand upon the knowledge of understudied relationships between climate change and infectious respiratory diseases, including conditions such as Tuberculosis and Influenza. My research examines how climate change has the ability to modify exposure to disease, alter host susceptibility to disease, and impact disease morbidity.

Honors and Awards

American Lung Association Lung Health Dissertation Grant

NIEHS Environmental Epidemiology Predoctoral Training Grant

Sigma Xi International Scientific Research Honor Society

Joan Cornoni-Huntley Scholarship, UNC Chapel Hill Department of Epidemiology

Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Environmental Health
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Air Pollution
  • Extreme Weather Events
  • Climate Justice
  • Spatial Disease Clustering

Most recent publications

  • Smith G.S., Ghio A.J., Stout J.E., Messier K.P., Hudgens E., Murphy M.S., Pfaller S., Maillard J., Hilborn E.D. Epidemiology of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Isolations among central North Carolina residents, 2006-2010. Journal of Infection. 2016; 72: 678-686.
  • Smith G.S., Van Den Eeden S.K., Garcia C., Shan J., Baxter R., Herring A.H., Richardson D.B., Van Rie A., Emch M., Gammon M.D. Air Pollution and Pulmonary Tuberculosis among a Population-based Sample of Northern California Residents. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2016; 124 (6): 761-768.
  • Smith G.S., Van Den Eeden S.K., Baxter R., Shan J., Van Rie A., Herring A.H., Richardson D.B., Emch M., Gammon M.D. Cigarette smoking and pulmonary tuberculosis in northern California. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2015; 0:1-6.
  • Jagai J.S., Smith G.S., Schmid J., Wade T.J. Trends in gastroenteritis-associated mortality in the United States, 1985–2005: variations by ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes. BMC Gastroenterology. 2014; 14:211-219.