Jeffrey Smith is the deputy director of Implementation Research and Demonstration for Scale on the Maternal, Newborn & Child Health team. He is an obstetrician/gynecologist and global health strategist with 25 years of clinical and public health experience in developing countries, across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
He spent 10 years in Asia where he provided program management support and technical guidance to a variety of public health programs in Nepal, Afghanistan, and Thailand. He guided the maternal health team for Jhpiego on USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program. His most recent role was as the vice president for Technical Leadership at Jhpiego, where he led clinical interventions and implementation approaches in RMNCAH and Infectious Diseases. He has authored numerous publications related to improving the quality of clinical services, expansion of the health workforce, and scaling up proven clinical interventions for women and girls, mothers, and newborns.
Jeffrey holds faculty positions in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in International Health in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and his public health degree from the Johns Hopkins University.