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 Associate Professor of Health Management & Policy in the Master of Public Health Program and also teaches courses in the Undergraduate Program at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University School.
Dr. Smith is a social epidemiologist, demographer, and policy analyst with more than 25 years of applied experience in local and state public health in Georgia. He has worked as a public health consultant for ten years, and his clients have included the University of Georgia, the Clayton County Board of Health, Scimetrica, and Georgia State University.
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 was also the recipient of the 2022 GSU School of Public Health Excellence in Instruction Award. Dr. Smith is a Past-President of the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA), and currently serves as the Georgia Representative to the American Public Health Association (APHA).
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.