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Rebecca Smith

Dr. Smith is an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, a Health Innovations Professor at the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, and a member of the Infection Genomics for One Health theme at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. Her research focuses on using mathematical and statistical modeling with complex data sets to improve disease control programs, with a special interest in One Health and infectious diseases. She has also served on the scientific leadership team for SHIELD, the COVID-19 control program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.