Tara C. Smith
Tara C. Smith

Tara C. Smith, an associate professor of epidemiology at Kent State, studies zoonotic diseases and blogs at Aetiology. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Medical Examiner
Jan. 23 2015 8:08 AMMeasles Is HorribleThe anti-vaccine movement is wrong to dismiss the disease’s dangers (as it is wrong about so many things).
Medical Examiner
Sept. 22 2014 4:34 PMHere’s Where We Stand With EbolaEven experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Medical Examiner
July 11 2014 11:18 AMThe Persistent Danger of PoxesWhere else could smallpox be found?
Medical Examiner
April 10 2013 1:12 PMNature’s Bioterrorist AgentsJust how bad is the new bird flu?
Medical Examiner
Oct. 31 2014 10:55 AMWe Will Always Have New EpidemicsHuman behavior is the biggest variable in any outbreak.
Medical Examiner
Aug. 5 2014 11:51 AMEbola Was Already HereHow to contain the deadly hemorrhagic fevers that occasionally reach the United States.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 23 2013 1:16 PMDisaster Breeds DisasterWhy things can always get worse, even when you’re battling zombies.
Pandemics
Dec. 4 2012 5:45 AMWhat Is the World’s Most Dangerous Animal?Sharks? Lions? Grizzly bears? Try bats.
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Culturebox
Aug. 3 2015 11:48 AM Behind the Year of Outrage  Here’s how Slate tracked down everything we were angry about in 2014. 
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Science
Aug. 3 2015 3:29 PM We Don’t Really Care About Car Accidents Driving is horrifyingly dangerous. It doesn’t need to be this way.