Associate Director, One Health Institute
Co-Director, UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise
Woutrina Smith leads the multicampus UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise and has been part of the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine’s One Health Institute since its inception. Originally from Alaska, Dr. Smith studied at Pomona College in Los Angeles, at School for Field Studies in Australia, and at UC Davis on her way to becoming a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Dr. Smith has One Health research projects in Africa and Asia, as well as in California, where multidisciplinary teams work together to solve complex population and planetary health problems in innovative ways. Dr. Smith has received funding from diverse sources including the National Institutes of Health, the US Agency for International Development, the US Department of Defense, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support her research and training endeavors.