Dr. Peggy Smith
Baylor College of Medicine
Teen Health Clinic
Peggy B. Smith, Ph.D., a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychology, and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, is committed to the provision of quality health care programs to inner city teens and actively conducts research concerning childbearing and rearing by adolescents. As the Director of the Teen Health Clinic, Dr. Smith is responsible for overall direction, evaluation, and funding of this countywide system of 5 comprehensive reproductive health programs for indigent teens. Dr. Smith has published over 90 articles on teenage sexuality and pregnancy and has published 3 books on adolescent pregnancy and reproductive health.
Dr. Smith was appointed by Governors White, Clements, Richards, and Bush to serve as Chair of the Children's Trust Fund. She also served on Governor Richards' statewide Health Task Force to reform health care delivery for the state. She has been an American Leadership Forum fellow and was also appointed by the Speaker of the Texas Legislature to serve on the Select Committee on Adolescent Pregnancy.
She received the Exchange Club's Book of Golden Deeds for outstanding community service, the 1990 Women on the Move Award, the 1990 Spirit of American Women Award, the 1990 Heritage Award, and the 1996 Good Samaritan Award for her efforts in the area of health care and child abuse prevention. She currently chairs the Greater Houston Collaborative for Children, a consortium of Texas foundations. She also chairs the statewide Family Planning Advisory for the Commissioner of Texas Department of Health.
Dr. Smith received a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an avid long distance runner having completed more than 30 marathons.
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