Amy H. Smith, PhD
Collegiate Assistant Professor
Department of Population Health Sciences
2007PhD, Education/Curriculum and Instruction/Health PromotionsVirginia Tech
2001MS, Education/Health and Physical EducationVirginia Tech
1978BA, English/CommunicationsUniversity of Miami
- Youth tobacco use, addiction, education and prevention
- Causes of cancer in Appalachian communities
- Causes and effects of opioid addiction in Appalachian communities and families
- Lifestyle and its relation to cancer
- Addressing Educational, Clinical and Advocacy Needs Related to Cancer in the Southside and Southwest Counties (Virginia); Principal Investigator for the Comprehensive Cancer Needs Assessment of the Mount Rogers Health District, 2011-2012. Funding for this project came to the VCU Massey Cancer Center from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.
- Principal Investigator: Perceptions of Environmental Risks for Cancer; Qualitative Analysis of Southwest Virginia Cancer and Environment Risk Perception Project, 2011. Funding for this project came to Virginia Tech, Department of Population Health Sciences through the Appalachian Cancer Network.
2017 – PresentCollegiate Assistant ProfessorPopulation Health SciencesVirginia-Maryland College of Veterinary MedicineVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
2007 – PresentAdjunct FacultyVirginia Highlands Community CollegeAbingdon, VA
2007 – 2017Part-time FacultyPopulation Health SciencesVirginia-Maryland College of Veterinary MedicineVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
2013 – 2016Principle Investigator, Tazewell County Cancer ProjectCenter for Public Health Practice and ResearchVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
2011 – 2013Community Health Education SpecialistMassey Cancer CenterVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA
2004 – 2008CoordinatorProject Right StartSmyth County Community FoundationMarion, VA
1985 – 2004Public Relations and Marketing SpecialistAbingdon, VA
Affiliations and Honors
- Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
- Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
- Skelton Fellow, Rotary District 7075
- Burnett, A. J., Sabato, T. M., Ott Walter, K., Kerr, D. L, Wagner, L, & Smith, A. H. (In press). The influence of attributional style on substance use and risky sexual behavior among college students. College Student Journal.
- Sabato, T. M., Burnett, A. J., Kerr, D. L., Ott-Walter, K., Wagner, L., & Smith, A. H. (In press). Examining behavioral and psychosocial predictors of antibody testing among college youth: Implications for HIV prevention education and testing. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 7(4).