The Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at UC San Diego

​The Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health in the Department of Medicine was established in 2017 and since then has grown to have 70+ faculty members. Our research space is located in several buildings on and off campus including the Clinical Teaching Facility, the Antiviral Research Center in Hillcrest, the Stein Clinical Research Building, the Centralized Research Services Facility, the Moore's Cancer Center, the Biomedical Research Facility, the San Diego VA Medical Center, the Cellular and Molecular Medicine East Building, the Jacobs Medical Center, the Owen Clinic and the George Palade Laboratories for Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 

Major international collaborations in Mozambique, Mexico, India, South Africa, and Peru play important roles in the Division’s expansion of its international programs. The division continues to grow and expand with the development of our international medicine program, as well the ongoing studies and interests of our faculty.

About the Division Chief

Dr. Davey Smith is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health. Along with Dr. Smith, the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health will be led by Dr. Constance Benson as the Vice Chief of Education, Dr. Anne Cowell as the Vice Chief of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Jamila K. Stockman as the Vice Chief of Global Public Health, Dr. Sanjay Mehta as Chief of the VA Infectious Diseases Section, Dr. John Ayers as the Vice Chief of Innovation, and Dr. Laura Bamford as the Director of the Owen Clinic.

Dr. Smith received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University in 1996. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at UCSD in 2000 and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at UCSD in 2003. Dr. Smith has been a member of the UC San Diego Faculty since 2003 and was promoted to Professor of Medicine in 2013. In addition to his role as Chief, Dr. Smith currently serves as the Vice Chair for Faculty in the Department of Medicine and is the current co-director of the San Diego Center for AIDS Research. He is also a member of the UCSD Internal Medicine Residency Core Faculty and directs the residency research program. Altogether, Dr. Smith continues to be a productive researcher, clinician and educator in infectious diseases at the University.