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Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of

Dr. Gary Smith is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with joint faculty appointments in the Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics, School of Public Health, and in the Department of Emergency Medicine, at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He is Director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy and is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at 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 School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Smith has received national and international recognition for his research and advocacy in the area of pediatric injury prevention. He is chairperson of the national Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), chairperson of the Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention of the Ohio AAP,and is a member of the injury research study section (Initial Review Group) of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.