University of Florida

David L. Smith is a scientist at the Division of Epidemiology and Population Studies at the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health. His research interests include mathematical epidemiology and economic epidemiology; academic subdisciplines that use mathematical models to understand the epidemiology, ecology, population dynamics, and control of infectious diseases; and the interplay between the biology of infectious diseases, economics, and human behavior. He has published on the economic impact of agricultural antibiotic use, the spatial spread and economic epidemiology of hospital-acquired pathogens, the epidemiology of malaria, and the spatial spread of raccoon rabies. He earned doctoral and master’s degrees from Princeton University in ecology and evolutionary biology, and master’s and undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University in mathematics.