Tyler Smith, MPH

Tyler Smith, MPH

PhD Candidate

Johns Hopkins University

About

Tyler Smith is an epidemiologist studying how environmental exposures during pregnancy and childhood can alter health and developmental trajectories. His doctoral research aims to estimate the effects of potential interventions to reduce drinking water arsenic during pregnancy on immune and respiratory outcomes among infants in rural northern Bangladesh. More generally, he is interested in combining rigorous study designs and novel statistical methods to estimate causal effects using observational data.

Prior to starting the doctoral program, Tyler worked in environmental policy. He holds an MPH in epidemiologic methods and a BA in history from Johns Hopkins. Tyler was born and raised in Seattle. When he’s not working, he can be found hiking, skiing, or otherwise engaged on the side of a mountain.

Interests
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Children’s environmental health
  • Causal inference
  • Machine learning
Education
  • MPH, Epidemiologic Methods, 2015

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • BA, History, 2011

    Johns Hopkins University

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