Gigi SmithEducation

DM, Colorado Technical University Institute of Advanced Studies; MBA, National University

Research Interests

Recruitment and retention; information technology; health informatics


Dr. Smith brings two decades of experience in the analysis, development, and management of complex data systems to her current position as a deputy director and chief information officer (CIO). As CIO, she plans and directs all data collection and processing activities required for the effective governance of alcohol and other drug programs in California. She provides leadership and guidance in data systems management to 58 counties and more than 1,800 service providers statewide. Dr. Smith fosters collaboration in her work with federal, state, and local governments in a variety of health information technology initiatives. She has produced a number of publications and presentations in the areas of business, management, health information, recruitment and retention, and information technology.