Gary Smith, MA, MA, DPhil, PGCE

Gary Smith, MA, MA, DPhil, PGCE
Senior Fellow

Emeritus Professor of Population Biology and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

Public Health Interests


Current Public-Health Related Activities

Gary Smith, MA, MA, D.Phil., PGCE Emeritus Professor of Population Biology and Epidemiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Penn and a member of the Core Teaching Faculty for the MPH program. When he retired in 2016 he was the Chief of the Section of Epidemiology and Public Health. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. Dr Smith’s research has focused on infectious disease dynamics and the use of mathematical models to inform disease control programs.

Select Publications:

Smith, G. (2013) Food- and water-borne disease: Using case control studies to estimate the force of infection that accounts for primary, sporadic cases. Epidemics 5:77–84.

Smith G. (2014) Estimating the population attributable fraction for schizophrenia when Toxoplasma gondii is assumed absent in human population. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 117: 425-435

Patel, N.G., Rorres, C., Joly, D., Brownstein, J.S, Boston, R., Levy, M.Z., Smith, G (2015) .Quantitative methods of identifying the key nodes in the illegal wildlife trade network. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A. 112 (26):7948-53. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1500862112. Epub 2015 Jun 15.

Rorres, C., Romano, M., Miller, J.A., Mossey, J.M., Grubesic, T.H., Zellner, D,E., Smith, G. (2018)  Contact tracing for the control of infectious disease epidemics: Chronic Wasting Disease in deer farms. Epidemics,