Rachel A. Smith

Rachel A. Smith

Social Science Liaison


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Rachel Smith is a Liberal Arts Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences, and Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently co-funded by the Huck Institutes. Her work advances theories aimed at explaining social influence: the (positive and negative) social antecedents, processes, and consequences of people’s attempts to change others’ hearts, minds, or behaviors. Her work has interfaced with infectious disease, antibiotic stewardship, and genetic-based health risks, among others. As the Social Science Liaison, Rachel is representing the social sciences broadly construed and the views of communication scientists specifically.