University of New Mexico
Smolinske has a BS in pharmacy from the University of Florida, Gainesville (1977) and a PharmD from Idaho State University (1993). Prior to coming to New Mexico, she was editor of the Poisindex database for 14 years and director of the Michigan Regional Poison Control Center for 20 years.
Smolinske’s research focuses on clinical toxicology, with a special interest in designer drugs of abuse and plant/herbal toxicity. An expert in clinical toxicology, she is a Board of Trustee member of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and serves as chair of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ Public Health Committee, and co-chair of the Ethics and Newsletter committees of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Toxicology.