Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith
Faculty Research Affiliate

Specialization

Melissa Smith, is a family medicine physician who has worked in poor communities in the US and Central America for three decades, providing medical care and developing training programs for community health workers and midwives. Dr. Smith is the Director of Health Equity Initiatives at UC Santa Barbara, and Deputy Director of Education and Training for the UC Global Health Institute's Women's Health Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise.

Dr. Smith's has a long-term collaboration, producing women's health mobile apps and public health manuals that are translated in many languages and available on Hesperian's open-source digital platform which is accessed by millions of people in the Global South.