Phil Smith, PhD '13, MS '13, MS '09

Smith, 2021 recipient of the George W. Thorn Award, is a tenure-track assistant professor in Miami University’s Department of Kinesiology and Health.

His research addresses health inequities resulting from tobacco use and the health risks of vaping. He also serves as an associate editor on the Editorial Board for Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

The George W. Thorn Award is given to University at Buffalo alumni under 40 who have made outstanding contributions to their career fields or academic areas.