Scott R. Smith, PhD


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
Stakeholder Council Member, MDEpiNet


Dr. Smith is with AHRQ’s Center for Outcomes and Evidence, where he is the Director of the pharmaceutical outcomes research programs. Dr. Smith is a registered pharmacist with a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois and a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a Cognate in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. At AHRQ, he also heads the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness program, which is funded through the Medicare Modernization Act and is the Nation’s largest network devoted to therapeutic effectiveness research. In addition, he is a member of the Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) Steering Committee. CERTs is a national demonstration program coadministered by AHRQ and the Food and Drug Administration whose mission is to conduct research and provide education that advances the optimal use of drugs, biologicals, and medical devices.

Formerly, Dr. Smith was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he maintains adjunct faculty appointments in the Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health.