Frank Smith is the Data Architect at the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). In this role, Frank ensures ASPPH has the infrastructure, resources, and skills and abilities needed to deliver high quality data to our members and other stakeholders. Frank leads the implementation and continuous improvement of the ASPPH Data Governance Program. He works closely with his colleagues on the Business Intelligence, Research, and Practice team to ensure members have access to the best academic public health analytics.
Prior to joining ASPPH, Frank worked in higher education and institutional research for over 15 years. He was most recently a Senior Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he led development of the Think College Data Network, a data reporting and analytics tool used by over 100 college and university programs since its launch over 10 years ago. At UMass, he honed the data management and analytical skills that would lead him to a position with ASPPH.
Frank has presented at multiple institutional research and academic public health conferences. He loves learning about new ways to leverage data. Frank is excited for a future where machines perform all of the hard labor involving data, providing humans with more time to thoughtfully contemplate data’s meaning and use them to improve the world around them.