This lecture and lunch were co-sponsored by the USC Institute for Global Health and GlobeMed at USC.
Professor, Global Environmental Health & Chair, Graduate Group in Environmental Health Sciences
Kirk Smith is professor of Global Environmental Health and chair of the Graduate Group in Environmental Health Sciences at University of California, Berkeley. He is also founder and coordinator of the campus-wide Masters Program in Global Health and Environment and associate director for International Programs of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Previously, he was founder and head of the Energy Program of the East-West Center in Honolulu, where he still holds appointment as senior fellow in Environment and Health. Smith’s research work focuses on environmental and health issues in developing countries, particularly those related to health-damaging and climate-changing air pollution, and includes ongoing field projects in India, China, Nepal and Guatemala. He serves on a number of national and international scientific advisory and editorial boards, including the Executive Committees for the Global Energy Assessment and the Global Air Quality Guidelines, and has published more than 250 scientific articles and seven books. He holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from UC Berkeley and in 1997 was elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to U.S. scientists by their peers. Lecture co-hosted by the USC Energy Institute and the Wrigley Environmental Institute.