Davey Smith, Ph.D.
Davey Smith, MD
David "Davey" M. Smith translational research virologist, Chief of the Division of InfectiousDiseases and Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego), Co-Director of the San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR), and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego. His research interests include transmission, prevention, and treatment of both HIV and SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19). Since joining the UC San Diego faculty in 2003, Smith has been awarded more than $37 million in federal funding as a Principal Investigator. His research interests include transmission, prevention, and treatment of both HIV and SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19).
Dr. Smith graduated from East Tennessee State University School of Medicine. He did hisinternship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at University of California SanDiego, and then he stayed at UCSD to complete his fellowship in Infectious Diseases. He joined UCSD faculty in 2003. He became Professor of Medicine in 2013, Co-Director of SanDiego CFAR in 2013, Vice-Chair of Research in 2020 and Head of the UCSD Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health in 2017.