Dr. Kimberly Smith is an assistant professor of health informatics in the School of Biomedical Informatics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She teaches introductory courses in biomedical informatics and has earned the prestigious John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award. Most recently, she completed the 18-month Health Educators Fellowship Program through the UT McGovern Medical School. Prior to joining UT Houston, she taught in The University of Texas at Austin’s Health IT professional education certificate program. Dr. Smith holds a PhD in Health Informatics and a bachelor’s in microbiology. Before entering academia, she obtained over 15 years of hands-on experience implementing, supporting, and managing laboratory and anatomic pathology information systems. She has worked for five health information system vendors, implementing and supporting clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology systems for over fifty hospitals.