Woutrina A Smith

Associate Dean and Professor and Agronomist

One Health Institute

1042 Vet Med 3B, Davis, CA 95616

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
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
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
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2020 Oura C, Conlon K, Smith WA, Stephen C, Blakley B, Saint-Charles J, Clarke M.: Academic and Institutional ‘One Health’ Research Capacity Building, , One Health 2nd Edition The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches, . .
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