Jason Smith, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
Health Behavior 

Deputy Director
MEASURE Evaluation Project

Curriculum vitae

Carolina Population Center
400 Meadowmont Village
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
USA

T: 919-445-9275
jbsmith@unc.edu

Education
1996          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill          PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education
1981          University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill          MPH, Health Education

Research activities
Dr. Smith’s primary appointment is with the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project housed at the Carolina Population Center. As Deputy Director of the project, he oversees the areas of Data Demand and Use, Knowledge Management, and Capacity Building and Training.  Dr. Smith’s exceptional skill and experience lie in the structural, behavioral and communications aspects of research utilization and are at the heart of his contributions to his current work with MEASURE Evaluation.  In a career that spans three decades, Dr. Smith has accumulated site experience in many developing countries including Bangladesh, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

Select publications

Thomas,  J., Curtis, S. and Smith, J. B. (2011).
The Broader Context of  Implementation Research.
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 58(1):e19-e21.

Fortney, J. A., Smith, J. B.and Bailey, P. (2006).
Maternal mortality in developing countries.
In Kurjak and Chervenak (Eds.) Textbook of Perinatal Medicine (2nd edition). Informa Healthcare. 2123-2134. [Book chapter]

Gill, Z., Bailey, P., Waxman, R. and Smith, J. B.(2005).
A Tool for Assessing “Readiness” in Emergency Obstetric Care: The Room by Room Walk-through.
International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 89:191-199.

Paxton, A., Maine, D., Freedman, L. and Smith, J. B. (2003).
Letter to the Editor re: Where is the “E” in MCH? (Miller et. al.).
Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 48(5):373.

AMDD Working Group on Indicators. (2003).
Program Note – Using the UN Process Indicators to Assess Needs in Emergency Obstetric Services: Morocco, Nicaragua and Sri Lanka.
International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 80:222-230.