Dr. Rebecca Lee Smith
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Pathobiology
Rebecca Smith is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a focus on modeling to predict control program efficacy. She is particularly interested in the potential interactions between multiple diseases in the same population, a problem that is highly applicable to tick-borne diseases. Her role in the center is to translate the prediction models for vector-borne diseases into recommendations for optimal control of both vectors and diseases.