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

Smith, Valerie A., David E. Arterburn, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Maren K. Olsen, Edward H. Livingston, William S. Yancy, Hollis J. Weidenbacher, and Matthew L. Maciejewski. “Association Between Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Health Care Expenditures Among Veterans With Severe Obesity..” Jama Surg, October 30, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2019.3732.

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31664427
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Van Houtven, Courtney Harold, Valerie A. Smith, Jennifer H. Lindquist, Jennifer G. Chapman, Cristina Hendrix, Susan Nicole Hastings, Eugene Z. Oddone, Heather A. King, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, and Morris Weinberger. “Family Caregiver Skills Training to Improve Experiences of Care: a Randomized Clinical Trial..” J Gen Intern Med 34, no. 10 (October 2019): 2114–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05209-x.

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31388914
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Okeke, Nwora Lance, Allison R. Webel, Hayden B. Bosworth, Angela Aifah, Gerald S. Bloomfield, Emily W. Choi, Sarah Gonzales, et al. “Rationale and design of a nurse-led intervention to extend the HIV treatment cascade for cardiovascular disease prevention trial (EXTRA-CVD)..” Am Heart J 216 (October 2019): 91–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.07.005.

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31419622
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Diamantidis, Clarissa J., Sarah L. Hale, Virginia Wang, Valerie A. Smith, Sarah Hudson Scholle, and Matthew L. Maciejewski. “Lab-based and diagnosis-based chronic kidney disease recognition and staging concordance..” Bmc Nephrol 20, no. 1 (September 14, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-019-1551-3.

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31521124
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Jackson, George L., Valerie A. Smith, David Edelman, Cristina C. Hendrix, and Perri A. Morgan. “Intermediate Diabetes Outcomes in Patients Managed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants..” Ann Intern Med 171, no. 2 (July 16, 2019). https://doi.org/10.7326/L19-0200.

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31307081
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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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Morgan, Perri A., Valerie A. Smith, Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, David Edelman, Courtney H. Van Houtven, Sandra L. Woolson, Cristina C. Hendrix, Christine M. Everett, Brandolyn S. White, and George L. Jackson. “Impact Of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, And Physician Assistants On Utilization And Costs For Complex Patients..” Health Aff (Millwood) 38, no. 6 (June 2019): 1028–36. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00014.

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31158006
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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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Hughes, Jaime M., Theodore S. Z. Berkowitz, Valerie A. Smith, Elizabeth P. Mahanna, Ashley L. Choate, Courtney H. Van Houtven, Katina L. Robinson, and Susan N. Hastings. “PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG POOR SLEEPING OLDER VETERANS WITH MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT.” In Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53:S86–S86. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

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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