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

Van Houtven, CH, Smith, VA, Stechuchak, KM, Shepherd-Banigan, M, Hastings, SN, Maciejewski, ML, Wieland, GD, Olsen, MK, Miller, KEM, Kabat, M, Henius, J, Campbell-Kotler, M, and Oddone, EZ. "Comprehensive Support for Family Caregivers: Impact on Veteran Health Care Utilization and Costs." Medical Care Research and Review : Mcrr 76, no. 1 (February 2019): 89-114.

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29148338
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Zullig, LL, Kimmick, G, Smith, V, Little, K, Bosworth, HB, Gonzales, S, Oakes, MM, Shelby, RA, Owen, L, and Altomare, IP. "Using a geriatric oncology assessment to link with services (GOAL)." Journal of Geriatric Oncology 10, no. 1 (January 2019): 164-168.

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29958815
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Maciejewski, ML, Arterburn, DE, Berkowitz, TSZ, Weidenbacher, HJ, Liu, C-F, Olsen, MK, Funk, LM, Mitchell, JE, and Smith, VA. "Geographic Variation in Obesity, Behavioral Treatment, and Bariatric Surgery for Veterans." Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.) 27, no. 1 (January 2019): 161-165.

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30421849
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Alexopoulos, A-S, Jackson, GL, Edelman, D, Smith, VA, Berkowitz, TSZ, Woolson, SL, Bosworth, HB, and Crowley, MJ. "Clinical factors associated with persistently poor diabetes control in the Veterans Health Administration: A nationwide cohort study." Plos One 14, no. 3 (January 2019): e0214679-null.

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30925177
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Jackson, GL, Smith, VA, Edelman, D, Woolson, SL, Hendrix, CC, Everett, CM, Berkowitz, TS, White, BS, and Morgan, PA. "Intermediate Diabetes Outcomes in Patients Managed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants: A Cohort Study." Annals of Internal Medicine 169, no. 12 (December 2018): 825-835.

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30458506
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Dawson, G, Campbell, K, Hashemi, J, Lippmann, SJ, Smith, V, Carpenter, K, Egger, H, Espinosa, S, Vermeer, S, Baker, J, and Sapiro, G. "Atypical postural control can be detected via computer vision analysis in toddlers with autism spectrum disorder." Scientific Reports 8, no. 1 (November 19, 2018): 17008-null.

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30451886
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Smith, VA, Maciejewski, ML, and Olsen, MK. "Modeling Semicontinuous Longitudinal Expenditures: A Practical Guide." Health Services Research 53 Suppl 1 (August 2018): 3125-3147.

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29315527
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Everett, CM, Morgan, P, Smith, VA, Woolson, S, Edelman, D, Hendrix, CC, Berkowitz, T, White, B, and Jackson, GL. "Interpersonal continuity of primary care of veterans with diabetes: a cohort study using electronic health record data." Bmc Family Practice 19, no. 1 (July 30, 2018): 132-null.

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30060736
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Shepherd-Banigan, M, Smith, VA, Maciejewski, ML, Stechuchak, KM, Hastings, SN, Wieland, GD, Miller, KEM, Kabat, M, Henius, J, Campbell-Kotler, M, and Van Houtven, CH. "The Effect of Support and Training for Family Members on Access to Outpatient Services for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." Administration and Policy in Mental Health 45, no. 4 (July 2018): 550-564.

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29374821
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Zullig, LL, Smith, V, Lindquist, J, Williams, CD, Weinberger, M, Provenzale, D, Jackson, GL, Kelley, MJ, Danus, S, and Bosworth, HB. "Cardiovascular disease-related chronic conditions among Veterans Affairs colorectal cancer survivors: A matched case-control analysis.": American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), March 2018.

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