Alexandria Smith

Understanding risk factors for suicidal behaviors and improving prevention efforts.

Undergraduate Education

Emory University

Graduate Education

MSPH in Health Policy Research; Emory University School of Public Health

Research Interests

I am interested in improving our understanding risk factors for suicidal behaviors and improve prevention efforts.  My research is focused on exploring associated risk factors for suicidal behaviors within our Veteran Population.


Palar, K., Derose, J.P., Linnemayr, S., Smith, A., Farias, H., Wagner, G. & Martinez, H. (2015).  Impact of food support on food security and body weight among HIV anti-retroviral therapy recipients in Honduras:  A pilot intervention trial.  AIDS Care, 27(4), 409-415.

Maglione, M., Das, L., Raaen, L., Smith, A., Chari, R., Newberry, S., Shanman, R., Perry, T., Goetz, M. & Gidengil, C. (2014).  “Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization of US Children:  A Systematic Review.” Pediatrics 134(2).

Martinez, H., Palar, K., Linnemayr, S., Smith, A., Derose, K.P., Ramirez, B. & Wagner, G. (2014).  Tailored nutrition education and food assistance improve adherence to HIV anti-retroviral therapy:  Evidence from  Honduras.  AIDS Behav, 18 Suppl 5, S566-577.

Hempel, S., Newberry, S., Maher, A., Wang, Z., Miles, J., Booth, M., Johnsen, B., Shanman, R., Slusser, W., Fu, N., Smith, A., Roth, E., Polak, J., Motala, A., Perry, T. & Shekelle, P. (2011).  Safety of Probiotics to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease.  Santa Monica, CA. RAND Corporation

Gaydos, L.M., Smith, A., Hogue, J. & Blevins, J. (2010).  “An emerging field in religion and reproductive health.” J Relig Health 49(4): 473-484.


Title IX Graduate Committee Member