Dr. Tyler Smith
- Dr. Tyler Smith
- Associate Professor
Dr. Tyler Smith is currently an associate professor teaching biostatistics, epidemiology, health informatics, and environmental health and is the program lead for the Associates Degree in Health Informatics within the School of Health and Human Services at National University. Dr. Smith previously served as Department Head and Director of the Deployment Health Research Department at the Naval Health Research Center where he lead a multi-disciplinary team of more than 35 research professionals in large epidemiologic studies of military occupational and reproductive health. Dr. Smith received a BS in mathematics with an option in statistics, a MS in statistics from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Smith has more than 15 years of experience in health research leading large longitudinal studies, infant health registries, and medical health outcomes research. Dr. Smith has also served as President and Academic Chair for the Western Users of SAS Software and has also functioned as Chair for the Statistics and Data Analysis section of the Regional and the International SAS conferences as well as other analytic and data sections. These efforts have culminated in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in major scientific journals and more than 240 presentations at scholarly meetings. Dr. Smith has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous grants totaling in excess of $15,000,000.
Selected Refereed Publications from More Than 100
Bonanno GA, Mancini AD, Horton, JL, Powell TM, LeardMann CA, Boyko EJ, Wells TS, Hooper TI, Gackstetter GD, Smith TC. Trajectories of Trauma Symptoms and Resilience in Deployed U.S. Military Service Members: A Prospective Cohort Study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2011. In press.
Wells TS, Ryan MAK, Jones KA, Hooper TI, Boyko EJ, Jacobson IG, Smith TC, Gackstetter GD. A comparison of mental health outcomes in persons entering U.S. Military Service before and after September 11, 2001. Journal of Traumatic Stress. In Press.
Hermes ED, Wells TS, Smith B, Boyko EJ, Gackstetter GD, Miller SC, Smith TC. Smokeless tobacco use related to military deployment, cigarettes, and mental health symptoms in a large, prospective cohort study among US service members. Addiction. In press.
Jankosky C, Hooper TI, Granado NS, Scher A, Gackstetter GD, Boyko EJ, Smith TC, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. Headache Disorders in the Millennium Cohort: Epidemiology and Relations with Combat Deployment. Headache, 2011 Jul-Aug;51(7):1098-111.
Smith TC, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. Linking Exposures and Health Outcomes to a Large Population-Based Longitudinal Study: The Millennium Cohort Study. Military Medicine; 2011 July;176,7:56-63.
Seelig A, Jacobson IG, Smith B, Hooper TI, Boyko EJ, Gackstetter GD, Gehrman P, Macera C, Smith TC. Sleep Patterns Before, During, and After Deployment toIraq and Afghanistan. Sleep 2010; 2010 December: 33(12):1615-1622.
Smith B, Wong CA, Smith TC, Boyko EJ, Gackstetter GD, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. Newly reported respiratory symptoms and conditions among military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan: a prospective population-based study. Am J Epidemiol, 2009; 170(11): 1433-42.
Smith TC, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. The US Department of Defense Millennium Cohort Study: Career Span and Beyond Longitudinal Follow-Up. JOEM, 2009 Oct; 51(10):1193-1201.
Smith TC, LeardMann CA, Smith B, Jacobson IG, Ryan MA. Postdeployment Hospitalizations Among Service Members Deployed in Support of the Deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ann Epidemiol, Sep 2009;19(9):603-12.
LeardMann CA, Smith TC, Smith B, Wells TS, Ryan MAK, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. Baseline self-reported functional health predicts vulnerability to posttraumatic stress disorder following combat deployment: Prospective US Military Cohort Study. BMJ April 2009;338:b1273.
Smith TC, Wingard DL, Ryan MAK, Kritz-Silverstein D, Slymen DJ, Sallis JF, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. PTSD Prevalence, associated exposures, and functional health outcomes in a large, population-based military cohort. Public Health Rep, January 2009;124:90-102.
Jacobson IG, Ryan MAK, Hooper TI, Smith TC, Amoroso PJ, Boyko EJ, Gackstetter GD, Wells TS, Bell NS, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. Alcohol use and alcohol-related problems before and after military combat deployment. JAMA, August 2008;13;300(6):663-75.
Jacobson IG, Smith TC, Smith B, Wells TS, Wang LZ, Reed RJ, Ryan MAK. US military service members vaccinated against smallpox in 2003 and 2004 experience a slightly higher risk of hospitalization post-vaccination. Vaccine, July 2008; 29:26(32): 4048-56.
Smith TC, Wingard DL, Ryan MAK, Kritz-Silverstein D, Slymen DJ, Sallis JF, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. Prior assault increases the likelihood of new-onset PTSD after combat deployment. Epidemiology, May 2008; 19(3) 505-512.
Smith TC, Ryan MAK, Wingard DL, Slymen DJ, Sallis JF, Kritz-Silverstein D, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. New onset and persistent symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder self-reported after deployment and combat exposures: prospective population-based US military cohort study. BMJ 2008;336(7640):366-71.
Smith B, Smith TC, Ryan MAK, Greg GC, for the Millennium Cohort Study Team. When epidemiology meets the Internet: Web based surveys. Am J Epidemiol, 2007;166(11):1345-54.
Smith TC, Wingard DL, Smith B, Kritz-Silverstein D, Barrett-Connor EL. Walking decreases risk of cardiovascular disease mortality in older adults with diabetes. J Clin Epidemiol, 2007; (60) 309-317.
Smith TC, Gray GC, Weir JC, Heller JM, Ryan MAK. Gulf War Veterans and Iraqi nerve agents at Khamisiyah. Postwar hospitalization data revisited. Am J Epidemiol, 2003; 158(5):457-467.
Smith TC, Heller JM, Hooper TI, Gackstetter GD, Gray GC. Are veterans of the Gulf War experiencing illness from exposure to Kuwaiti oil well fire smoke? Department of Defense hospitalization data examined. Am J Epidemiol, 2002; 155(10):908-917.
Smith TC, Gray GC, Knoke JD. Is systemic lupus erythematosus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or fibromyalgia associated with Persian Gulf War service? An examination of Department of Defense hospitalization data. Amer J Epidemiol, 2000; 151(11): 1053-1059.
Smith TC, Schwertman NC. Can the NCAA basketball seating be used to predict margin of victory? The American Statistician, 1999; 53(2): 94-99.
2010 Wilkins Award Recipient, Best Scientific Research Manuscript, Naval Health Research Center
More than 25 professional presentation awards including best papers and best poster awards.