Zombies Help Make Learning About Infectious Disease a lot More Fun

They are known as the living dead, the undead or the walking dead - and they are found in more than horror and fantasy books and movies. Zombies are also in the academic work of Tara Smith, Ph.D., associate professor in Kent State University’s College of Public Health. From lectures to research and articles, Smith uses zombies to explain how infectious diseases are spread and what needs to be done to prepare for them - in a humorous context.

Smith shares how she incorporates zombies into her professional work with Cleveland.com.


POSTED: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:36pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 1:54pm
Kristin Anderson