On June 11, 2013, Governor David Paterson of New York quoted Dr. Smith's writings in his keynote address to the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society. Her biography has been profiled in the book The Feminine Touch: History of Women in Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Smith received her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She has a Masters in Business Administration in Treasury Management and a Masters of International Health Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a Bachelor degree in International Economics from Youngstown State University. She served her residency in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta GA. She has trained at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and completed the summer program in Tropical Medicine and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Dr. Smith is board-certified in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, as well as Occupational Medicine. She is also certified by the American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine, the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. She is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has previously held an appointment at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is president emeritus of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational & Preventive Medicine and the owner of Osteopathic Medical Marketing (OMM) International.