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Sericea S Smith

Assistant Professor | DrPH, MPH

Public Health | Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • HSC 3500 Epidemiology
  • HSC 3555 Human Diseases
  • HSC 4906 Independent Study and Research

Graduate

  • PHC 6011 Epidemiology II
  • HSC 6735 Health Science Research
  • HSC 6906 Independent Study and Research

 

Research Interests

Environmental epidemiology
Tobacco control
Health inequalities
Infectious diseases
 

Education

DrPH (Epidemiology), Brunel University London, United Kingdom
MPH (Health Planning and Administration), University of Tennessee, Knoxville
BS (Biology), Mississippi College, Clinton
 

Biography

Sericea Stallings-Smith completed her doctoral work in epidemiology at Brunel University London, United Kingdom, where she assessed the mortality effects of the national smoking ban policy in the Republic of Ireland. In addition, Dr. Stallings-Smith completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical epidemiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she assessed the burden and risk factors for infectious diseases among pediatric cancer patients at international partner and collaborating sites in low- and middle-income countries.

Awards

  • UNF International Leadership Award (2019)
  • PLOS Early Career Researcher Travel Award (2016)
  • Conference Registration Fee Award, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Rome, Italy (2016)
  • Research Poster Award, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (2015)
  • Commendation for Research Paper of the Year, Irish Healthcare Awards (2014)
  • Walduck Prize for Research Impact, Brunel University London (2014)

Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Florida Public Health Association

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Stallings-Smith S, Smith JW, and Gellers J (2019) “Disasters, Public Health, and Human Rights". UNF Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant, $23,000.

 

Stallings-Smith S and Hamadi H (2018) “The impact of smoke-free legislation on inequalities in secondhand smoke exposure among non-smoking adults with cardiovascular conditions in the United States”. UNF Faculty Development Grant, $20,000.

 

Apatu E, Stallings-Smith S, and Gellers J (2018) “Disasters, Public Health, and International Cooperation”. UNF Transformational Learning Opportunity Grant, $24,000.

Publications & Presentations

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

Stallings-Smith S, Hamadi H, Peterson B, Apatu E, and Spaulding AC (2019) “Smoke-free Policies and 30-day Readmission Rates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 57(5): 621-628. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.06.008.

 

Stallings-Smith S and Ballantyne T (2019) “Ever use of e-cigarettes among adults in the United States: a cross-sectional study of sociodemographic factors.” Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 56: 0046958019864479. doi: 10.1177/0046958019864479.

 

Apatu E, Stallings-Smith S, Alvarez E, Anderson L, and Spaulding AC (2019) “Does Community Engaged Carnegie Status Matter for County Health Rankings in the United States?” Journal of Public Health. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdz066.

 

Spaulding A, Stallings-Smith S, Hamadi H, Park S, Niazi S, and Apatu E (2018) “A Community Health Case for Psychiatric Care: A Cross-Sectional Study of County Health Rankings.” General Hospital Psychiatry, 57: 1-6.

 

Wright L, Stallings-Smith S, and Arikawa AY (2018) “Associations between Food Insecurity and Prediabetes in a Representative Sample of U.S. Adults (NHANES 2005-2014)”. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 148: 130-136.

 

Stallings-Smith S, Mease A, Johnson TM, and Arikawa AY (2018) “Exploring the Association between Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Diabetes among Adults in the United States”. Environmental Research, 166: 588-594.

 

Spaulding AC, Stallings-Smith S, Mease A, Spaulding AE, and Apatu E (2018) “Are U.S. Degree-Granting Institutions Associated with Better Community Health Determinants and Outcomes?” Public Health, 161: 75-82.

 

Ojha RP, Stallings-Smith S, Aviles-Robles MJ, Gomez S, Somarriba MM, Caniza MA (2016) “Incidence and Case-fatality of Varicella-zoster Virus Infection among Pediatric Cancer Patients in Developing Countries”. European Journal of Pediatrics, 175(4): 581-585. doi: 10.1007/s00431-015-2672-8.

 

Stallings-Smith S, Krull KR, Brinkman TM, Hudson MM, Ojha RP (2015) “Long-Term Follow-Up for Incident Cirrhosis among Pediatric Cancer Survivors with Hepatitis C Virus Infection”. Journal of Clinical Virology, 71: 18–21.

 

Ojha RP, Stallings-Smith S, Flynn PM, Adderson EE, Offutt-Powell TN, Gaur AH (2015) “The Impact of Vaccine Concerns on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Influenza Vaccine Uptake among Healthcare Workers”. American Journal of Public Health, 105(9):e35-41. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302736.

 

Stallings-Smith S, Goodman P, Kabir Z, Clancy L, and Zeka A (2014) “Socioeconomic Differentials in the Immediate Mortality Effects of the National Irish Smoking Ban”. PLoS One, 9(6): e98617. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098617.

 

Stallings-Smith S, Zeka A, Goodman P, Kabir Z, and Clancy L (2013) “Reductions in Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular, and Respiratory Mortality following the National Irish Smoking Ban: Interrupted Time-Series Analysis”. PLoS One, 8(4): e62063. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062063.

 

 

NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

Stallings-Smith S, Zeka A, Goodman P, Kabir Z, and Clancy L (2015) “Consider Health-Related Outcomes when Assessing the Equity Impacts of Smoking Ban Policies”. Tobacco Control eLetters.


Smith, SS and Shelton, K (2009) “2006 Florida Injury Fact Sheet: Firearms”. Florida Department of Health, Office of Injury Prevention.


Smith, SS and Stanek, D (2008) “Public Health Preparedness Assessment of Polk County Veterinarians: A Pilot Study”. Epi Update: A Publication of the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology. November Issue, pgs 1-4.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Stallings-Smith S, Hamadi H, Peterson B, Apatu E, and Spaulding AC. (upcoming 2019) “Impacts of Smoke-free Policies on 30-day Readmission Rates following Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the United States.” International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Abstract accepted April 17, 2019.

 

Apatu E, Stallings-Smith S, Alvarez E, Anderson L, and Spaulding AC. (2019) “Carnegie Community-Engagement Designation and U.S. County Health Rankings.” Canadian Public Health Association National Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 

Stallings-Smith S, Hamadi H, Peterson B, Apatu E, and Spaulding AC. (2019) “Impacts of Smoke-free Policies on 30-day Readmission Rates following Hospitalization for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the United States.” UNF Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS), Jacksonville, FL, USA.

 

Hall, H. Kusumoto, and Stallings-Smith S. (2019) “Examining the Cross-sectional Relationship between Gender and Self-reported Uptake of the HPV Vaccine.” UNF Graduate Student Research Symposium, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

 

Stallings-Smith S and Ballantyne T. (2018) “Sociodemographic inequalities in the use of e-cigarettes among adults in the United States.” American Public Health Association National Conference, San Diego, CA, USA.

 

Stallings-Smith S (2018) “The Mortality Effects of Public Health Policy: An International Collaboration”. UNF International Studies Life and Death Lecture Series, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

 

Ballantyne T and Stallings-Smith S. (2018) “Exploring the Usage of E-Cigarettes by Sociodemographic Factors.” UNF Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS), Jacksonville, FL, USA.

 

Stallings-Smith S, Munnerlyn J, and Wynn R. (2017) “Examining the association between smoking status and depressive symptoms by sociodemographic factors.” American Public Health Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.

 

Spaulding A, Stallings-Smith S, Mease A, Spaulding A, and Apatu E. (2017) “Association between degree granting institutions and county health rankings.” American Public Health Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.

 

Stallings-Smith S and Zeka A. (2017) “Inequalities in Secondhand Smoke Exposure among Non-smoking Adults with Cardiovascular Conditions in the United States.” UNF Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS), Jacksonville, FL, USA.

 

Mease A and Stallings-Smith S. (2017) “Exploring the Association between Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Diabetes.” UNF Graduate Student Research Symposium, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

 

Mease A and Stallings-Smith S. (2017) “Exploring the Association between Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Diabetes.” UNF Brooks College of Health Graduate and Undergraduate Research Symposium, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

 

Stallings-Smith S and Zeka A. (2016) “Inequalities in Secondhand Smoke Exposure among Non-smoking Adults with Cardiovascular Conditions in the United States,” International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference, Rome, Italy.

 

Stallings-Smith S. (2016) Three Helpful Strategies to Incorporate into a Distance Learning Course.” UNF Best Practices in Distance Learning & Hybrid Health Courses: A Brooks College of Health Scholarly Seminar, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

 

Ojha RP, Stallings-Smith S, Asdahl PH, Bittner EC, Gomez S. (2015) “Recurrence of Gram-Negative Infections among Patients with Pediatric Cancer.” Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Ojha RP, Asdahl PH, Stallings-Smith S, Bittner EC, Aviles-Robles M. (2015) “Spectrum Effects in the Accuracy of Serum Biomarkers for Diagnosing Infections among Pediatric Cancer Patients with Febrile Neutropenia.” Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) and the International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO) Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Stallings-Smith S, Studaway A, Krull KR, Brinkman, TM, Hudson MM, Ojha RP. (2015) “Long-Term Follow-Up for Incident Cirrhosis or Fibrosis among Hepatitis C Seropositive Pediatric Cancer Survivors”, 14th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

 

Stallings-Smith S, Studaway A, Krull KR, Brinkman TM, Hudson MH, and Ojha RP. (2014) “Outcomes of Chronic Hepatitis C among Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer”, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Faculty/Postdoctoral Research Poster Session, Memphis, TN, USA.


Stallings-Smith S, Zeka A, Goodman P, Kabir Z, and Clancy L. (2013) “Socioeconomic Differentials in the Immediate Mortality Effects of the National Irish Smoking Ban”, Presented by A. Zeka, Joint Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, International Society of Exposure Sciences, and International Society of Indoor Air Quality, Basel, Switzerland.


Stallings-Smith S, Zeka A, Goodman P, Kabir Z, and Clancy L. (2011) “Examining the Mortality Effects of the Irish National Smoking Ban”, 23rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Stallings-Smith, S and Zeka, A. (2011) “Examining the Mortality Effects of the Irish National Smoking Ban”, Brunel University Research Student Poster Conference, London, UK.


Smith, SS and Shelton, K. (2009) “Descriptive Analysis of Firearm-Related Injury Deaths and Non-Fatal Hospitalizations among Florida Residents, 2006”, 2009 Annual Conference of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Buffalo, New York, USA.

 

Smith, SS and Stanek, D. (2008) “Public Health Preparedness Assessment of Polk County Veterinarians”, Annual Conference of the Florida Environmental Health Association, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA.

 

Smith, SS and Bounds, T. (2006) “The East Tennessee Indoor Air Quality Survey: Does Your School Use the EPA’s ‘Tools for Schools’ Program?”, Annual Conference of the Tennessee Public Health Association, Nashville, TN, USA.

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Contact Information

(904) 620-1213

s.stallings-smith@unf.edu