David Smith

Affiliate Associate Professor, Kaiser-Permanente Center for Health Research

Department of Pharmacy, PORPP Affiliate Faculty

Dr. Smith’s research focus is on the economic evaluation of medical interventions and pharmacoepidemiology. He is involved in studies analyzing prescribing behavior, medication adherence, drug use and outcomes, and FDA funded studies on drug safety. He is currently leading several industry-funded studies on the natural history (including cost and consequences) of chronic kidney disease.He is also leading an RWJ-funded investigation into financial incentives in the treatment of depression in the primary care setting.Dr. Smith received his pharmacy degree from the University of Washington in 1990, completed a residency in General/Clinical Pharmacy, and worked as a clinical pharmacist in home care for several years. He received a Master’s in Health Services Administration (M.H.A.) in 1995, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Pharmacy Outcomes Research from the University of Washington in 1998.He is Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of York, Centre for Health Economics, and is adjunct assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.