Nathan Smith


Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Master of Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hometown: Boston, MA
Research interests: I am interested in how social factors impact health outcomes. Specific areas of interest include: psychiatric epidemiology, social epidemiology, health disparities, social capital, suicide, and addiction.
Long-term career goals: I’d like to work on interesting problems that alleviate human suffering.
What philosophy guides your education? I’ll give you two quotes from New England poets. When I am the teacher: “Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. When I am the student: “He says the best way out is always through. / And I agree to that, or in so far / As that I can see no way out but through” – Robert Frost.
Date Accomplishments


  • Paper released after in the press, Smith, N. D. L., & Cottler, L. B. (2018). The Epidemiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohol Research : Current Reviews, 39(2).
  • Article recently in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Smith, N. D. L. (2019). Children’s high engagement makes disordered video game playing unique among addictive disorders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 000486741984461.