Who are we

Andrew F. Smith, PhD, FARVO

Email: Andrew.Smith@MedMetricsinc.com


BA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

MSc (Health Economics) University of Aberdeen, Scotland

MSc (Eye Health) University of London, England

PhD (Public Health & Health Economics) University of London, England

The research team at MedMetrics Inc, is directed by Dr. Andrew F. Smith. Dr. Smith has over 30 years experience in economics, health economics and epidemiological research in Canada, the USA, and Europe as well as over 100 plus publications in a number of peer reviewed journals and scientific meetings. From 2001 to 2007, prior to establishing MedMetrics Inc., Dr. Smith was Regional Health Economics Manager for Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa for Alcon Laboratories Ltd., and was responsible for epidemiologic, health economics and outcomes research activities related to market access, market support, pricing and reimbursement issues across a wide range of both ocular pharmaceutical and medical device products.

A graduate of McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine, University of London, England. Dr. Smith is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at King’s College London, UK (2014-Present). During the academic year 2013-2014, Dr. Smith was a visiting Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Bath in England. Previously Dr. Smith has been an Adjunct Professor (Health Economics) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2008-2012). In addition, Dr. Smith has held appointments at the following academic centers: The Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford (1995-2009); University of Michigan (1998-1999); Wills Eye Hospital (1999-2001); Institute of Ophthalmology, University of London (1994-1995); and the Department of Economics, McGill University (1991-1992).

Dr. Smith has also been a consultant and instructor to a number of government and non-government bodies, medical research and/or education agencies and business organizations on topics related to epidemiology, health economics and health services research. Dr. Smith is a member of The Royal Statistical Society; a Fellow of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO); The Royal Economic Society; as well as the American and Canadian Economic Associations. 

Currently, Dr. Smith is an Adjunct Professor (Health Economics & Epidemiology) in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.