Smith, Perry

SUNY Research Professor

Address:Dr. Smith photo
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
One University Place
GEC 130
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Phone:  (518) 402-0372
      (518) 402-0380

University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Medicine, 1977

Research Interests:
Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Public Health Surveillance and Informatics.

Guest lecturer
Student advisor, thesis and dissertation committees 


Selected Publications and Presentations:

Chang HH, Tserenpuntsag B, Kacica M, Smith PF, Morse DL: Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Incidence in New York. EID
2004; 10:928-931.

Wu C, Chang H, McNutt L, Smith PF: Estimating the Mortality Rate of Hepatitis C Using
Multiple Data Sources.  Epidemiology and Infection 2005; 133:121-5.

Tserenpuntsag B, Chang HH, Smith PF, Morse D:  Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Risk and Escherichia
coli 0157:H7.  EID 2005; 12:1955-1957.


Smith PF, Birkhead GS: Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting for Health Surveillance. In:M'ikanatha NM, Lynfield R, Van Beneden C, de Valk H. (eds), Infectious Disease Surveillance.  Blackwell Publishing, London, 2007.

Schaffzin JK, Pollock L, Schulte C, Henry K, Dayan G, Blog D, Smith P: Effectiveness of Previous Mumps Vaccination During a Summer Camp Outbreak. Pediatrics 2007 Oct; 120(4):e862-868.

Chang HH, Smith PF, Tserenpuntsag B, Markey K, Parashar U, Morse DL:  Reduction in hospitalizations for diarrhea and rotavirus infections in New York state following introduction of rotavirus vaccine.  Vaccine 2009 (accessed November 27, 2009, at 2&_user=28361&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C0 0003438&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=28361&md5=94b871c8685ea65d148add48746bc73)

Smith PF, Ross DA: Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom in Public Health Surveillance. J
Public Health Manage Pract
2012; 18(3),193-195.


Smith PF, Hadler JL, Stanbury M, Rolfs RT, Hopkins RS, CSTE Surveillance Strategy Group: “Blueprint
Version 2.0”: Updating Public Health Surveillance for the 21st Century. J Public
Health Manage Pract 2012 (accessed September 27, 2012, at .


Gathecha G, Makokha A, Wanzala P, Omolo J, Smith P: Dental Caries and Oral Health Practices
Among 12 Year Old Children in Nairobi West and Mathira West Districts, Kenya. Pan Afr Med
J 2012; 12:42.


Stricof RL, Van Antwerpen C, Smith PF, Birkhead GS: Lessons Learned While Implementing
Mandatory Healthcare-Associated Infection Reporting in New York State. J Public Health
Manage Pract 2013, 19(4), 294-299.