Woutrina A Smith

Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology

Office
1042 Vet Med 3B, Davis, CA 95616

Education
2004, PhD, University of California, Davis, CA
2001, MPVM, University of California, Davis, CA
1996, BA, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
2001, DVM, University of California, Davis,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Addressing young stock mortality in smallholder farms and pastoral herds of Ethiopia, (Principal Investigator), USAID Livestock Systems Innovation Lab
Co-Investigator, New One Health research and training collaborations in Tanzania: Rift Valley fever virus ecology, Bird (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Global Affairs
Co-Principal Investigator, Expanding a network of One Health research, education, and collaboration opportunities in southern Africa, Lane (Principal Investigator), UCD Global Affairs Seed Grant Program
Collaborator, Climate Resilience at the Clover Valley Ranch: Monitoring and Evaluation of Wildlife on Working Lands, Monahan C (Principal Investigator), State of California Wildlife Conservation Board
Collaborator, Ecosystem and Community Resiliency in the Sierra Nevada: Restoration of the Clover Valley Ranch, Monahan C (Principal Investigator), California Department of Fish and Wildlife/Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program
Principal Investigator, One Health Workforce – Next Generation, (Principal Investigator), USAID Emerging Threats Division
Other, PREDICT-2, Mazet (Principal Investigator), USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats Program
Honors and Awards
1999 Helen Bailey Memorial Research Scholarship
2001 Contributions to Avian and Exotic Medicine Award
2002-2003 Coastal Environmental Quality Initiaive Graduate Fellow
2002-2004 California Sea Grant Fellow
2003 Consortium for Women and Research Travel Award
2003 World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology Travel Award
2003 Morris Animal Foundation Fellow
2004 American Society for Microbiology Summer Institute Fellow
2005 International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine Travel Award
2005 Merck/Merial National Veterinary Scholar Symposium Honorable Mention
2005 National Institutes of Health Internet Grantwriting Modules Fellow
Research Focus
Dr. Smith's research program uses One Health approaches to investigate the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of zoonotic pathogens locally in California as well as internationally at multiple project sites in Africa and Asia. As a molecular epidemiologist working at the interfaces of humans, animals, and their shared environments, waterborne fecal pathogens as well as milk- and airborne transmitted zoonotic agents are of particular interest when considering individual and population health issues.
Specialty Focus
Microbiology, Epidemiology, Zoonoses