Dr. Elise Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health (PMPH) with a membership in The Institute of Translational Science and The Institute for Medical Humanities. As a bioethics scholar with a background in philosophy, law, and the social sciences, she works on projects in research ethics, research integrity and public health ethics. She has a PhD in Applied Humanities (bioethics option) from the Université de Montréal funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Bioethics Division of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) funded by a Partnership Award provided by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (Quebec Health Research Funding Council) and the NIH.
As a research ethics consultant at UTMB, Dr Smith is assisting in developing, applying and evaluating research ethics approaches in multi-institutional multidisciplinary research teams.