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Donna Smith

Academic Professional & Research Associate    

Donna Smith is Faculty, Academic Professional, in the School of Public Health.  She has worked in the field of HIV epidemiology since 2002, both at Emory and Georgia State University.  Donna has a particular interest in qualitative approaches to HIV research, and has managed the qualitative components of numerous domestic and international HIV studies. Currently, she manages the Atlanta activities of the Network Sampling Study, which compares network structure in Atlanta and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in order to identify those networks at highest risk for HIV transmission.

Donna teaches ‘Qualitative Methods in Public Health’ for the School of Public Health, and regularly consults with students and faculty interested in utilizing qualitative methods in their research projects. She has over 15 years of teaching experience, having taught Writing/Critical Thinking and Liberal Studies at Emory and Georgia Tech. She received her B.A. in Humanities from U.C. Berkeley, and is A.B.D. in the Ph.D. program within the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, with a focus on regional variations in the histories of sexuality.