Division of Infectious Diseases

Davey Smith, M.D.


Davey Smith, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director – CFAR Translational Virology Core

Division of Infectious Diseases,
UCSD & VA San Diego Healthcare System
UC San Diego
Stein Clinical Research Building #325 (mail code 0679)
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
AVRC (Mail Code 8208)
150 W. Washington Street #100, San Diego, CA 92103

Telephone: (858) 642-1620
Email: davey@ucsd.edu

Davey's Lab Page

Dr. Smith graduated from East Tennessee State University School of Medicine. He did his internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at University of California San Diego, and then he stayed at UCSD to complete his fellowship in Infectious Diseases. He joined UCSD faculty in 2003.

Research Interests

Dr. Davey Smith is a translational research virologist. He uses basic science techniques to answer clinically relevant questions and vice-versa. He works both at the UCSD Antiviral Research Center and in his laboratory on the UCSD campus, where he performs bench research . His primary research focus is on the transmission of HIV, including HIV superinfection, molecular epidemiology and characterizing HIV shed from the genital tract. He also investigates the virologic correlates of end organ damage, like neuropathology, both domestically and abroad. These studies are in pursuit to understand the drivers of HIV transmission and disease and find new ways to interrupt them.