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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

As an epidemiologist, I combine training in environmental health, exposure assessment, and spatial analysis to promote climate and environmental justice and alleviate place-based health disparities. My research focuses on understanding the disproportionate burden of a changing climate on vulnerable populations and the impacts of neighborhood-level environmental exposures, including degraded infrastructure, unfair development, and chemical pollutants, on health disparities. I utilize large national datasets to explore the synergistic effects of inequities in the built, natural, and social environment and conduct community based participatory research to address local environmental concerns. I am passionate about researchers, community members, and students merging skills to promote equal access to a healthy environment.

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 Epidemiology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Health Disparities
  • Neighborhood-level exposures
  • Air Pollution
  • Climate Change
  • Extreme Weather
  • Infectious Disease
  • Social Determinants of Health

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.