Friendly Neighbor Epidemiologist

Emily Smith
Science and faith through the lens of equity and love-thy-neighbor. For credentials and media, go here.
Created 22 May 2021
  • FNE 2022
    05 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 41 7
    Hi everyone. I can’t believe 2022 is here. In some ways, it feels like it’s 20 years from 2019 and in other ways, it feels 20 minutes. Can I get an amen or a yep or an ugh?! I wanted to give you an up...
  • Holiday time
    28 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 36 4
    Hi everyone, I’ve received several messages this week asking where I’ve been. I mentioned in my last post that my kiddos are off from school for a few weeks. And I’m taking a break with them. Thanks f...
  • To the shepherds
    21 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 63 5
    Subscribe now Share ***For you new people, welcome! I’m a PhD epidemiologist and also a Christian evangelical pastor’s wife. I often write about faith and science and today’s post will have some of th...
  • This is why we need to take Omicron seriously - and guidance for the holidays
    17 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 43 13
    Subscribe now Share Hi everyone, I really wish I could have written this post as a nice holiday reflection. But, it will be more of a warning of what is about to come to the US very quickly. To see wh...
  • Giving Tuesday updates and happenings
    14 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    Hi everyone, Thank you to all of you who so generously donated to our Giving Tuesday opportunity last week: The NEW Duke Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity. If you want to read more about it,...
  • The winter surge and Omicron
    13 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 28 17
    Subscribe now Share We in the US have now hit 120,000+ cases per day - a huge increase of 43% over the past two weeks. Just 3 weeks ago, we were averaging 80,000 and an 11% 2-week increase. Goodness, ...
  • Omicron/Delta and guidance for church
    10 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 36 12
    Subscribe now Share I wanted to help give some guidance for you pastors/church leaders asking what to do with this upcoming winter surge. I really wish I could say that the pandemic is over. But, sadl...
  • Steep increases and what that means
    08 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 19 14
    Share Subscribe now Friends, cases and hospitalizations are steeply rising. The US was averaging 93,000 cases on Thanksgiving. Now we are at 120,000 at least. Hospitalizations also continue to rise st...
  • Strong data supporting vaccines and boosters
    03 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 4
    Subscribe now Share With Omicron and Delta in the US and UK and the world now, we need to keep pushing vaccines and boosters. Friends, this post will be short because that’s the message. (All data is ...
  • Giving Tuesday opportunity
    30 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 8 0
    It’s Giving Tuesday and I have some exciting news for you! We, across Duke University, School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Duke Global Health Institute, are launching the Center for Global Surger...
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