Barbara A. Smith is a nurse epidemiologist at a major teaching hospital in New York City. She works with nursing staff, physicians and ancillary healthcare providers on a daily basis to help prevent infections among patients and employees. She is responsible for acute care and rehab settings as well as outpatient clinics and faculty practice offices. Smith is involved in several research projects regarding drug resistant organisms. She is an active member of her local chapter of the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC.) She holds a masters of public administration from New York University and a bachelors of science in nursing from Hunter College.