PMPH Faculty

Smith Elise

Elise Smith, PhDAssistant Professor
Preventive Medicine and Community Health


Elise Smith, PhD

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.

  • Certificate, Natural Sciences, University of Montreal, 2005
  • BA, minor in Philosophy, Ethics and Law and Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Montreal, 2008
  • MA, Bioethics, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal, 2011
  • PhD, Applied Humanities (Bioethics Option), University of Montreal, 2011-2016
  • Bioethics
  • Research Ethics
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Ethics of Team Science Research
  • Preventive Medicine and Population Health
  • Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Institute for Translational Science