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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC Dept. of Epidemiology

NIH biosketch

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Steering Committee Member of Prevention Oncology International based on the Cleveland Clinic

Contact info

Phone: 919-966-7450
Fax: 919-966-2089
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gillings School of Global Public Health
2103 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Campus Box# 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435


Dr. Jennifer S. Smith's current research focuses on epidemiological studies of human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer worldwide (primarily in North Carolina, China, and Kenya), with a focus on prevention via screening or prophylactic HPV vaccines, and on the sero-epidemiology of herpes simplex virus infections.
Key research accomplishments and discoveries.

China - UNC; PI Jennifer Smith, MPH, PhD, Dr. Jennifer S. Smith, MPH PhD is the primary Fogarty contact person for the Cancer Institute and Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS).

Nucleic Acid Testing for Human Disease by Attila T. Lorincz, Chapter 10 Sexually Transmissible Viral Pathogens: Human Papillomaviruses and Herpes Simplex Viruses by A T Lorincz and J S Smith.


HPV types in invasive cervical cancer worldwide

Health Newstrack:
Persistent HPV infection raises cervical cancer risk
UNC study firms up promise of potential new cervical cancer screening tool
Worldwide distribution of cervical cancer virus is consistent
Link between HPV and cervical cancer
Thaindian News:
Persistent HPV infection may be clinical marker for cervical cancer
Cervical cancer due to vaccine-susceptible HPV
Worldwide Distribution Of Cervical Cancer Virus
Canadian women believe vaccine prevents ovarian cancer
Cancer cases worldwide are largely consistent across continents
New study from the University of North Carolina
Unprecedented opportunities for improving women’s health

Herpes as HPV cofactor in the etiology of invasive cervical cancer

The Herald-Sun Newspaper:
Study aims at cervical cancer
BCC news:
Herpes linked to cervical cancer
Science news:
Genital herpes linked to cervical cancer
Herpes simplex virus-2
American Cancer Society:
Herpes Virus Linked To Cervical Cancer
Herpes May Raise Cervical Cancer Risk
Herpes Virus Linked To Cervical Cancer
HSV-2 Infection Increases Risk of Invasive Cervical Carcinoma
Genital Herpes May Increase Cervical Cancer Risk
Guttmacher Institute:
Cervical Cancer Risk Rises
Global Health Report:
Global Call to Stop Cervical Cancer

HPV vaccine

Anti-Cancer VaccineOral Contraceptives and Cervical Cancer

Oral Contraceptives Risk
HPV, OCs, and Cervical Cancer

Therapeutic Treatment Options for HPV
Sciences TV:
Human Papillomavirus
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Pubs from 2007 & 2008 are featured below. More publications...

A-B Moscicki and J S Smith (2008). Editorial - Issues in Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health 43 (2008) S1-S4 [download pdf]

J S Smith, U Kumlin, F Nyberg, C Fortes, D Zaridze, W Ahrens, I Bruske-Hohlfeld, V Constantinescu, J Ting, S Benhamou, L Simonato, J Boman, V Gaborieau and P Boffetta (2008). Lack of association between serum antibodies of Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and the risk of lung cancer. Int. J. Cancer: 123, 2469-2471 [download pdf]

K M Keating, N T Brewer, S L Gottlieb, N Liddon, C Ludema, and J S Smith (2008). Potential Barriers to HPV Vaccine Provision Among Medical Practices in an Area with High Rates of Cervical Cancer. Journal of Adolescent Health 43 (2008) S61-S67 [download pdf]

S Belinson, J S Smith, E Myers, A Olshan, J Belinson, R Pretorius, Y-l Qiao, and K Hartmann (2008). Descriptive Evidence That Risk Profiles for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 1, 2, and 3 Are Unique. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2008;17(9). September 2008 [download pdf]

E Suarez, J S Smith, F X Bosch, P Nieminen, C-J Chen, S Torvinen, N Demarteau, B Standaert (2008). Cost-effectiveness of vaccination against cervical cancer: A multi-regional analysis assessing the impact of vaccine characteristics and alternative vaccination scenarios. Vaccine 26S (2008) F29-F45 [download pdf]

J S Smith, A Melendy, R K Rana and J M Pimenta (2008). Age-Specific Prevalence of Infection with Human Papillomavirus in Females: A Global Review. Journal of Adolescent Health 43 (2008) S5-S25 [download pdf]

R M Rogoza, N Ferko, J Bentley, C J L M Meijer, J Berkhof, K-L Wang, L Downs, J S Smith, E L Franco (2008). Optimization of primary and secondary cervical cancer prevention strategies in an era of cervical cancer vaccination: A multi-regional health economic analysis. Vaccine 26S (2008) F46-F58 [download pdf]

T J Herzog, A Vallerie, J S Smith, J D Wright (2008). Clinical Indications for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Clinical Ovarian Cancer June 2008 [download pdf]

H Vuysta, F Lilloc, N Broutetd and J S Smith (2008). HIV, human papillomavirus, and cervical neoplasia and cancer in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. European Journal of Cancer Prevention 2008, Vol 17 No 6 [download pdf]

Jennifer S. Smith (2008). Ethnic Disparities in Cervical Cancer Illness Burden and Subsequent Care: A Prospective View in Managed Care. The American Journal of Managed Care Vol. 14, NO. 6. [download pdf]

J Atashili, C Poole, P M Ndumbe, A A Adimora and J S Smith (2008). Bacterial vaginosis and HIV acquisition: a meta-analysis of published studies. AIDS Vol 22, No 12, 1493–1501. [download pdf]

E Myers, W K Huh, J D Wright, and J S Smith (2008). The current and future role of screening in the era of HPV vaccination. Gynecologic Oncology Vol. 109 DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.02.001. [download pdf]

T J Herzog, W K Huh, L S Downs, J S Smith, and B J Monk (2008). Initial lessons learned in HPV vaccination. Gynecologic Oncology Vol. 109 DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.01.018. [download pdf]

T C Wright, W K Huh, B J Monk, J S Smith, K Ault, and T J Herzog (2008). Age considerations when vaccinating against HPV. Gynecologic Oncology Vol. 109 DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.02.002. [download pdf]

L S Downs, J S Smith, I Scarinci, L Flowers, and G Parham (2008). The disparity of cervical cancer in diverse populations. Gynecologic Oncology Vol. 109 DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2008.01.003. [download pdf]

J Koshiol, L Lindsay, J M Pimenta, C Poole, D Jenkins, and J S Smith (2008). Persistent Human Papillomavirus Infection and Cervical Neoplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology Vol. 168, No. 2 DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwn036. [download pdf]

J Koshiol, C Poole, H Chu, J M Pimenta, L Lindsay, D Jenkins, and J S Smith (2008). The Authors Respond to ‘‘HPV Persistence and Cervical Cancer Screening’’. American Journal of Epidemiology DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwn129. [download pdf]

K. I. Fazekas, N. T. Brewer, J. S. Smith (2008). HPV Vaccine Acceptability in a Rural Southern Area. Journal of Women’s HealthDOI: 10.1089/jwh.2007.0489. [download pdf]

2007 Publications

N R Sperber, N T Brewer, and J S Smith (2007). Influence of parent characteristics and disease outcome framing on HPV vaccine acceptability among rural, Southern women. Cancer Causes and Control DOI: 10.1007/s10552-007-9074-9. [download pdf]

R Kinoshita-Moleka, J S Smith, J Atibu, A Tshefu, J Hemingway-Foday, M Hobbs, J Bartz, M A Koch, A W Rimoin, and R W Ryder (2007). Low prevalence of HIV and other selected sexually transmitted infections in 2004 in pregnant women from Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Epidemiology and Infection DOI: 10.1017. [download pdf]

X S Chen, Y P Yin, L P Chen, Y H Yu, W H Wei,N T Thanh Thuy and J S Smith (2007). Herpes simplex virus 2 infection in women attending an antenatal clinic in Fuzhou, China. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Vol 83, p. 369-70. [download pdf]

S Franceschi, J S Smith, A Van Den Brule, R Herrero, A Arslan, P T H Anh, F X Bosch, N T Hieu, E Matos, H Posso, Y L Qiao, H R Shin, S Sukvirach, J O Thomas, P J F Snijders, N Munoz, and C J L M Meijer (2007). Cervical Infection With Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Women From Ten Areas in Four Continents. Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vol. 34, No. 8, p.563-69. [download pdf]

P Patnaik, R Herrero, R Morrow, N Munoz, F X Bosch, S Bayo, B El Gueddari, E Caceres, S B Chichareon, X Castellsague, C J L M Meijer, P J F Snijders, and J S Smith (2007). Type-Specific Seroprevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 and Associated Risk Factors in Middle-Aged Women From 6 Countries: The IARC Multicentric Study. Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vol. 34, No. 11, p. 1019-24. [download pdf]
R G Pretorius, Y P Bao, J L Belinson, R J. Burchette, J S Smith and Y L Qiao (2007). Inappropriate gold standard bias in cervical cancer screening studies. International Journal Cancer: Vol. 121, p. 2218–24. [download pdf]

J S Smith, S Moses, M G Hudgens, K Agot, S Franceschi, I W MacLean, J O Ndinya-Achola, C B Parker, N Pugh, C J L M Meijer, P J F Snijders, and R C Bailey (2007). Human Papillomavirus Detection by Penile Site in Young Men From Kenya. Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Vol. 34, No. 11, p. 928-34. [download pdf]

Y P Bao, N Li, J S Smith, Y L Qiao and ACCPAB members (2007). Human papillomavirus type distribution in women from Asia: a meta-analysis. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer: Vol. 18, p. 71–79. [download pdf]

J S Smith, L Lindsay, B Hoots, J Keys, S Franceschi, R Winer and G M Clifford (2007). Human papillomavirus type distribution in invasive cervical cancer and high-grade cervical lesions: A meta-analysis update. International Journal Cancer: Vol. 121, p. 621–32. [download pdf]

A Akers, S Newmann, and J S Smith (2007). Factors Underlying Disparities in Cervical Cancer Incidence, Screening, and Treatment in the United States. Current Problems in Cancer: Vol. 31, Iss. 3, p. 157-81. [download pdf]

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