Robert Smith, MD, MPH

Director and Co-Founder, Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory
Co-Director, Tufts Lyme Disease Initiative

Dr. Smith is an infectious disease physician with research interests in molecular epidemiology and ecology of emergent vector-borne diseases (Lyme, Babesia, Anaplasma, Powassan Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus), as well as clinical recognition and diagnosis of emergent vector-borne diseases.

Dr. Smith was the founding director of the Virology Treatment Center at Maine Medical Center and is a member of the Division of Infectious Disease at Maine Medical Center. He is the Co-founder and Director of the Vector-borne Disease Laboratory. Dr. Smith’s academic affiliation is with the Tufts University School of Medicine where he serves as a Professor of Medicine.