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Common Hour with Dr. Scott Smith '85

  • 11/16/2012 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Common Hour

Common Hour with Dr. Scott Smith '85Scott grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and graduated from Bowdoin College in 1985. Later he attended medical school at the University of Colorado. He went to public health school at Harvard University where an interest in tropical public health was further developed, leading to a yearlong adventure on a Fulbright Scholarship.

In Cali, Colombia, he studied improved diagnostic technologies to understand the epidemiology of leishmaniasis, and onchocerciasis (river blindness), a leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. He teaches at Stanford Medical School and directs a course in human biology titled "Parasites and Pestilence."

Scott practices at Kaiser Permanente in California where he heads the HIV/AIDS clinic and oversees travel medicine services. He heads the clinical sector for MENTOR-initiative training workshops about malaria and vector-borne diseases as well as emergency responses, working in Indonesia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Haiti, and Myanmar.

To view the Fall 2012 Common Hour program in its entirety, please visit us at: Events and Summer Programs: Common Hour