Infectious Diseases and Human Health Seminar
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

David (Davey) M. Smith, MD, MAS, FACP, FIDSA

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Research
Head, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF
Co- Director, San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Director, PREPARE Institute
Florence Seeley Riford Chair, AIDS Research

Davey Smith, MD, MAS, is an infectious disease specialist and prolific translational researcher with a focus of turning lab discoveries into better health. He has published over 360 scientific publications. In 2022 and 2023, Smith was recognized by Clarivate as being in the top 1 percent of researchers in the world by scientific citations. Since the pandemic started in 2019, he has been engaged in the international effort to find safe and effective treatments, including being the international protocol co-chair for the ACTIV-2 treatment study, which is a part of the US government’s response to COVID-19. In 2023, Smith became the assistant vice chancellor of clinical and translational research where he leads a team of scientists to tackle difficult biomedical challenges. Having his breadth of expertise allows him to better understand and overcome scientific and medical roadblocks. A good example of this is his recent work that showed how ChatGPT was better and more empathetic at answering patient queries than physicians (JAMA IM 2023) and how these new AI tools need to improve how a patient feels, functions or survives to be most useful (JAMA 2023).

To join on Zoom, reach out to Alia Aguilar.


May 21, 2024
11:00am-12:00pm PDT

Infectious Diseases and Human Health Seminar is a collaborative series hosted by the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, BioFulcrum, Quantitative Biosciences Institute, and the Host Pathogen Map Initiative at UC San Francisco.

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