Valerie A. Smith

Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Email address valerie.a.smith@duke.edu

Valerie A. Smith, DrPH, is a biostatistician, Assistant Professor in the Duke University Department of Population Health Sciences, and investigator at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Center of Innovation. Her methodological research interests include: methods for semicontinuous and zero-inflated data, economic modeling methods, causal inference methods, observational study design, and longitudinal data analysis. Her current methodological research has focused on the development of marginalized models for semicontinuous data.

Dr. Smith works largely in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, with a focus on health policy interventions, health care utilization and expenditure patterns, program and policy evaluation, obesity and weight loss, bariatric surgery evaluation, and family caregiver supportive services.

Areas of expertise: Biostatistics, Health Services Research, Health Economics, and Health Policy

Education and Training

  • DrPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
  • M.S., Stanford University, 2008
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

Publications

Everett, Christine M., Perri Morgan, Valerie A. Smith, Sandra Woolson, David Edelman, Cristina C. Hendrix, Theodore Berkowitz, Brandolyn White, and George L. Jackson. “Primary care provider type: Are there differences in patients' intermediate diabetes outcomes?.” Jaapa 32, no. 6 (June 2019): 36–42. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000558239.06875.0b.

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31136399
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Smith, Valerie A., and John S. Preisser. “A marginalized two-part model with heterogeneous variance for semicontinuous data..” Stat Methods Med Res 28, no. 5 (May 2019): 1412–26. https://doi.org/10.1177/0962280218758358.

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29451088
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Miller, Katherine E. M., Jennifer H. Lindquist, Maren K. Olsen, Valerie Smith, Corrine I. Voils, Eugene Z. Oddone, Nina R. Sperber, et al. “Invisible partners in care: Snapshot of well-being among caregivers receiving comprehensive support from Veterans Affairs..” Health Sci Rep 2, no. 3 (March 2019). https://doi.org/10.1002/hsr2.112.

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30937391
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Van Houtven, Courtney Harold, Valerie A. Smith, Karen M. Stechuchak, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Susan Nicole Hastings, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Gilbert Darryl Wieland, et al. “Comprehensive Support for Family Caregivers: Impact on Veteran Health Care Utilization and Costs..” Med Care Res Rev 76, no. 1 (February 2019): 89–114. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077558717697015.

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29148338
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Zullig, Leah L., Gretchen Kimmick, Valerie Smith, Katie Little, Hayden B. Bosworth, Sarah Gonzales, Megan M. Oakes, Rebecca A. Shelby, Lynda Owen, and Ivy P. Altomare. “Using a geriatric oncology assessment to link with services (GOAL)..” J Geriatr Oncol 10, no. 1 (January 2019): 164–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2018.06.004.

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29958815
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Maciejewski, Matthew L., David E. Arterburn, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Hollis J. Weidenbacher, Chuan-Fen Liu, Maren K. Olsen, Luke M. Funk, James E. Mitchell, and Valerie A. Smith. “Geographic Variation in Obesity, Behavioral Treatment, and Bariatric Surgery for Veterans..” Obesity (Silver Spring) 27, no. 1 (January 2019): 161–65. https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22350.

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30421849
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Alexopoulos, Anastasia-Stefania, George L. Jackson, David Edelman, Valerie A. Smith, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Sandra L. Woolson, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Matthew J. Crowley. “Clinical factors associated with persistently poor diabetes control in the Veterans Health Administration: A nationwide cohort study..” Plos One 14, no. 3 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214679.

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30925177
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Jackson, George L., Valerie A. Smith, David Edelman, Sandra L. Woolson, Cristina C. Hendrix, Christine M. Everett, Theodore S. Berkowitz, Brandolyn S. White, and Perri A. Morgan. “Intermediate Diabetes Outcomes in Patients Managed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants: A Cohort Study..” Ann Intern Med 169, no. 12 (December 18, 2018): 825–35. https://doi.org/10.7326/M17-1987.

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30458506
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Dawson, Geraldine, Kathleen Campbell, Jordan Hashemi, Steven J. Lippmann, Valerie Smith, Kimberly Carpenter, Helen Egger, et al. “Atypical postural control can be detected via computer vision analysis in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder..” Sci Rep 8, no. 1 (November 19, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35215-8.

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30451886
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Smith, Valerie A., Matthew L. Maciejewski, and Maren K. Olsen. “Modeling Semicontinuous Longitudinal Expenditures: A Practical Guide..” Health Serv Res 53 Suppl 1 (August 2018): 3125–47. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.12815.

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29315527
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