Quinnipiac University
Clotilde Dudley-Smith

Assistant Professor of Health Science Studies

Program Dir of Online Programs for Health Science Studies

Program Director of Health Science Studies

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Clotilde Dudley-Smith ED.D, MPA, RDH, HEC-C, Director Health Science Studies, Director Online BSHS Degree Completion Program, Professor Health Science Studies. She is currently teaching Bioethical Issues in Healthcare, Healthcare Law and Ethics and Health Science Capstone.

Clotilde Dudley-Smith earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Bridgeport. She holds a Masters in Public/Healthcare Administration from the University of New Haven and a Bachelors in Health Science/Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport. She is also a certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant. 

Dr. Dudley-Smith previously held the following positions: Professor of Health Sciences at Sacred Heart University, Professor of Healthcare Administration at the University of New Haven, and Professor of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport. She has also taught numerous healthcare courses for Southern CT State University, University of North Georgia, Charter Oak Community College and Norwalk Community College as well as practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Dr. Dudley-Smith's presentations include: Facebook Live Presenter for RCHI Group, "Discussion on Mental Health of College Students", Telehealth for ASAHP 2020. "Understanding Telehealth: Its Implications for Student Learning". https://vimeo.com/433704901, "Healthcare Ethics Burnout and Quality-An Interdisciplinary Approach", "Making An Impact-Integrating Multidisciplinary Professional Activities In Collaboration Together", "Education and Prevention of Eating Disorders in College Students", and "Interdisciplinary Courses For Health Science Students". 

Her research and publications include: "Engaging Clergy and Local Churches in Community Based Palliative Care: Obstacles and Opportunities for U.S. Catholic Communities", "Healthcare Ethics an Interdisciplinary Approach,", "Anorexia Nervosa and Risk of Exercise", and "Self Esteem and Body Image". She has recently begun a book chapter for Ethics in Health Promotion and Health Education published by Elsevier. 

Grants include: Hospice Certification Program at Sacred Heart University through the College of Health Professions, Ethics Grant for Dr. Arthur Caplan as College of Health Professions speaker, founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine and an interdisciplinary research grant on the Education and Prevention of Eating Disorders in College Students.

She has been a member of the Connecticut Coalition to Improve End of Life Care. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, American College of Healthcare Administrators, Clinical Education Committee for the Association of Schools of Allied Health, American College for Healthcare Executives, Connecticut Medical Examining Board and American Society of Law and Medical Ethics. 

Dr. Dudley-Smith lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children and three goldendoodles and is very excited to be a part of the Quinnipiac University Community.


  • MPA, University of New Haven
  • EDD, University of Bridgeport

Areas of Expertise

  • End-of-Life Care, Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Education/Teaching and Learning
  • Research Methods


  • Health Science Studies

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci

Mail Drop

  • EC-BMS


Sacred Heart University

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Director Healthcare Administration Concentration

Fairfield, CT

Present - Present

University of New Haven

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration and Public Administration

West Haven, CT

Present - Present

Southern CT State University

Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences

New Haven, CT

Present - Present

University of Bridgeport

Assistant Professor Dental Hygiene

Bridgeport, CT

Present - Present

Selected Publications


Ethics in Health Promotion and Education

Vogelzang, J., Dudley-Smith, C

Privacy, Confidentiality and Dignity In Health Promotion and Education 1st unknown at this time Oxford, United Kingdom (Elsevier Awaiting publication for Spring or Summer 2023)


Sustainable Ageing: Reimagining Healthy Ageing Through the Lens of Flagship Campaigns

Dudley-Smith, C

Initiatives to fight ageism and elderly abuse: A healthy ageing perspective 1st (Springer 2024)


Ethics in Health Promotion and Education

Vogelzang, J., Dudley-Smith, C

Privacy, Confidentiality and Dignity In Health Promotion and Education 1st Oxford, United Kingdom (Elsevier 2023)

Professional Designation