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Gary A Smith, MD, DrPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology, & Emergency Medicine
College of Public Health
Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Dr. Gary Smith is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at The Ohio State University. He is founder and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Smith is board certified in the specialties of pediatrics and general preventive medicine and public health, and in the subspecialty of pediatric emergency medicine.

In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Smith holds Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health degrees from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Smith has received national and international recognition for his research and advocacy in the field of injury prevention for more than 25 years. He is immediate past chairperson of the national Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and also served as a member of the Initial Review Group of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

He has published more than 90 injury-related articles in peer-reviewed journals. Among other awards, he was honored by the national Section on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention of the AAP with the Fellow Achievement Award in 2006.

He was named as the first recipient of the Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research in 2007. His research focuses on injuries to children and adolescents, including motor vehicle-related injuries, consumer product-related injuries, and home safety.