Ivy Smith

Public Health & Social Work

Program track:
Public Health & Social Work

I was born and raised in Canton, Mississippi. In May 2021, I completed my BS in both Mathematics and Computer Science from Tougaloo College.

What are your research interests and current projects and papers?
My research interest includes addressing health disparities and bias in health care by utilizing data science methodologies and applications. Currently, I am working on a project with Dr. Sheretta Butler-Barnes which focuses on how Black parents speak to their children as a result of racial experiences, racial discrimination and racial violence. It also focuses on how racial violence impacts middle school and high school students.

Why did you decide to pursue your PhD at WashU?
I decided to pursue my PhD at WashU because of the interdisciplinary nature and work that surrounds the university.