Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Senior Research Scientist, Surveillance Research

Jennifer (Jenny) L. Smith, MSc, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF. Jenny leads a portfolio of work around the use of malaria molecular surveillance for programmatic decision-making and operational research around surveillance methods to identify and access populations at high risk of malaria in low-endemic and elimination settings, using case-control and network approaches.

Jenny's research background includes the use spatial analyses and simulation to define the disease burden and evaluate surveillance methods for various Neglected Tropical Diseases. Jenny holds a PhD and MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.