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Colin Smith

Clinical Assistant Professor    

Dr.PH., University of Georgia, 2012
Certificate in Public Health, Georgia State University, 2009
M.S. in Sociology, Florida State University, 1993
B.A. in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1990


Dr. Colin K. Smith is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Undergraduate Program and also teaches grad level Health Management & Policy courses at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. He is a social epidemiologist and policy analyst with more than 20 years of applied experience in local and state public health in Georgia. He holds a Certification in Public Health from the National Board of Public Health Educators (NBPHE), and is a member of Delta Omega Honors Society in Public Health and Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society.

Dr. Smith is also the incoming president of the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA), and owner of Vector Change Consulting LLC, a private public health consulting firm who has done contract work for the University of Georgia College of Public Health, Georgia State University School of Public Health, the Clayton County Board of Health, and Scimetrica.

His research interests include burden of disease assessment, small area health needs assessment, population health planning and prioritization, policy and decision analysis, cost burden and effectiveness analysis, health disparities, public health educational competencies assurance, geospatial analysis, social and population epidemiology, and public health model building.