Lucia Rojas-Smith

Lucia is an expert in public health who evaluates projects and conducts research related to maternal and child health, population health, health care access, and the cost of care. Working with federal and private clients, she supports research that will set the foundation for health care reform that benefits patients throughout the United States. With more than 20 years of experience in public health, Lucia has worked on projects that have involved response to pandemics and public health threats, chronic conditions such as asthma and sickle cell disease, among other topics.

“Improving the quality of care, ensuring it is available to all who need it, and being good stewards of the resources invested in that care is what I as a health services researcher care most about.  Our research in social determinants of health is part of a national movement to tackle the cause of disease at its roots. Nothing could be more exciting and consequential than transforming health care delivery to achieve this goal.”

Areas of Expertise:

  • Population Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Health Care Disparities
  • Access to Health Care



  • DrPH Maternal and Child Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • MPH, Health Education and Communication, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
  • BA, International Studies, Michigan State University