ACU is pleased to welcome Tobie-Lynn Smith, MD, MPH, a Georgetown University-Unity Health Care Community Health Center Director Development Fellow. As a component of her fellowship year, she will be working with ACU. Tobie is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa in San Antonio, TX. While a 3rd year resident she served as Resident Director on the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors.
Since residency, she has worked as a physician in Urgent Care, Free Health Clinics in San Antonio and Baltimore, and most recently with Community Health Centers in Baltimore. As a fellow, she will continue Community Health Center clinical work with Unity Health Care in Washington, DC.
As a former NCAA athlete, coach and personal trainer, she is interested in incorporating lifestyle, fitness and nutrition into chronic disease management and prevention. Her recent MPH studies focused on how social determinants of health affect individual and community health, particularly in underserved populations. Through her fellowship work with ACU, Tobie is interested in determining how clinicians can effectively address these social determinants in the medical management of underserved populations. She has been a member of ACU since 2010.
This column appeared in the November 2011 ACU Newsletter, Clinician & Community.