JacquelineSmith.com is the professional website of Jacqueline Smith, M.P.H.
Jacqueline is the creator and teacher of the popular online course Go Sugar Free. Go Sugar Free is the fusion of public health, online education, technology, and Jacqueline’s talent for teaching how to go sugar free effectively and in a lighthearted way.
Prior to developing Go Sugar Free, Jacqueline conducted research on the psychological correlates of acute and chronic lower back pain at the prestigious UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. From 2009 to 2011, Jacqueline earned a masters degree in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and conducted research at the Prevention Research Center of Michigan. She also team taught two health courses at the University of Michigan: Men’s Health and Women’s Reproductive Health and served as a manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
In 2009, Jacqueline was awarded a University of Michigan School of Public Health Dean’s Award. In 2010, the University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women named Jacqueline an American Association of University Women Scholar.
During the summer of 2010, Jacqueline studied yoga and conducted yoga research at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai, India. She also studied Ayurveda with Dr. V. R. Seshadri, B.Sc., B.S.A.M., F.F.J.M. and H. R. Vijaya Seshadri, B.Sc., B.S.A.M. of Visesh Ayurvedics. She has since studied General Nutrition at the University of California, Berkeley as well as completed the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) at Stanford School of Medicine.
For additional details on Jacqueline’s professional background, please visit her CV.
Jacqueline grew up on a family farm in Northeast Iowa and studied at Luther College. After month- to year-long adventures studying abroad as an undergraduate, Jacqueline joined Jesuit Volunteers International and taught on Majuro, Marshall Islands for two years. It was during these two years that Jacqueline became committed to working in public health with a focus on health education.
Jacqueline has traveled to over twenty-five countries throughout Asia, Europe, Micronesia, and North America studying global health challenges and learned how local experts use simple, preventative methods to meet those challenges. Because of her travels, she approaches the definition and components of health with respect and admiration for diversity. Today she uses this all to teach Go Sugar Free.
Jacqueline resides in Oakland, California with her husband Elliot.