Epidemiology & Public Health
Education and Training
2007-2011 ScB Biology- Physical Sciences, Brown University Providence, RI
2011-2015 MD, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington DC
2018-2022 Masters Humanitarian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Post Graduate Education And Training
2015-2018 Residency, Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Miami, Fl
2019-2022 Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2022-2023 Fellowship, Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Public Health, Infectious Diseases Society of America
Dr Smith’s research focuses on COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing for acute care hospitals. More specifically, she led a team of contact tracers to help identify clusters of infections among employees and analyzed the data to describe the risk factors associated with COVID-19 transmission. In addition, she conducted exposure investigations on COVID-19 positive patients in the hospital and helped used genomic sequencing to clarify transmission pathways among various individuals. She is also a member of the Maryland Statewide Prevention and Reduction Collaborative (SPARC) helping to organize weekly seminars to facilitate learning about COVID-19 and other emerging pathogens between different hospitals in the state, the state health department, and local academic institutions. Dr Smith’s goal is to continue to use clinical knowledge and applied epidemiology skills to work with different public health partners.
Outbreak Investigations, Public Health, Infectious Diseases
Smith, L., Karaba, S., Amoah, J., Jones, G., Avery, R., Dzintars, K., et al. Hospital-Acquired Infections among Adult Patients Admitted for COVID-19. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 2021; 1-15. doi:10.1017/ice.2021.148
Smith, L.; Pau, S.; Fallon, S.; Cosgrove, S. E.; Curless, M. S.; Fabre, V.; Karaba, S. M.; Maragakis, L. L.; Milstone, A. M.; Sick-Samuels, A. C.; Trexler, P.; Rock, C. Impact of Weekly Asymptomatic Testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Coronavirus Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Inpatients at an Academic Hospital. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology2021, 1–3.
Smith L., Morris C, Jibowu M, Fallon S, Ray S, Cosgrove S, Curless M, Fabre V, Karaba S, Maragakis L, Milstone A, Sick-Samuels A, Trexler P, Mostafa H, Rock, C. SARS-CoV-2 Exposure Investigations Using Genomic Sequencing Among Healthcare Workers and Patients in A Large Academic Center. Manuscript accepted at Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2021.