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Robert Smith, MD

Junior Fellow

Robert J. Smith is a fourth year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a joint year-long research fellowship with the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab and the Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research.  Prior to joining the team, Robert received his undergraduate degree from Emory University, where he studied linguistics and anthropology.  His research interests lie at the intersection of language, culture, technology and public health.  

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation engages interdisciplinary teams to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is Penn's center for research, policy analysis, and education in health systems. Its 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

We are passionate about pursuing impactful research and eager to explore opportunities that will enable a culture of social media and health innovation at Penn, Penn Medicine, and beyond.  Have an idea for a project?  Interested in collaboration?  Click here to learn more about how to contact us.