• Adjunct Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Health Metrics Sciences
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University of Washington
Box 357965
Seattle, WA
United States

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Professor David L Smith's research focuses on using a wide range of quantitative methods to analyze problems in epidemiology and public health to advance basic science and provide robust policy advice. His interests have been focused on the spatial dynamics of infectious diseases, the evolution of resistance, and disease eradication. Smith has published extensively on malaria, influenza, rabies, enterococci, Staphylococcus aureus, cholera, and other pathogens. Smith is a member of the Malaria Atlas Project, a contributor to the Global Burden of Diseases Study, and PI of the Malaria Modeling Consortium.

To see Dr. Smith's publications, visit his Google Scholar page here

  • PhD (Princeton University)
  • MA (Princeton University)
  • MS (Brigham Young University)
  • BS (Brigham Young University)
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Burden of Disease
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Malaria
  • Metrics and Evaluation
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Bhatt S, et al. (2015) The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa between 2000 and 2015. Nature (2015) 526:207-211.

Wesolowski A, et al. (2012). Quantifying the impact of human mobility on malaria. Science 338: 267-270

Perkins TA, et al. (2013) Heterogeneity, mixing, and the spatial scales of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission. PLoS Computational Biology 9 (12), e1003327.

Smith DL, et al. (2013). A sticky situation: the unexpected stability of malaria elimination. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 368: 20120145.

Smith DL, et al. (2007). Revisiting the basic reproductive number for malaria and its implications for malaria control. PLoS biology 5:e42.