Margot Smith, DrPH

Margot Smith, DrPH, is a retired social scientist who currently lives in Berkeley, California, where she actively advocates for universal health care and economic justice. She received her doctorate from the UCB School of Public Health in 1977 and worked for the State Department of Health Services. In retirement, she produced award winning videos on political and social justice issues. She has 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Her social science articles may be seen at, and her videos at


  • Life Before Vaccines: My Story?>

    Life Before Vaccines: My Story

    by Margot Smith, DrPH

    Margot Smith, DrPH, takes us through a history of the vaccines we now consider commonplace—plus reveals what it was like to be a child in the 1930s when such illnesses as polio, measles, and rubella struck fear in the hearts of parents and children.