I’m Jeremy N. Smith, author of Epic Measures (HarperCollins, 2015), the true story of a 20-year, 500-scientist, $100-million moonshot attempt to track and quantify every illness, injury, and death for everyone on Earth: the biggest of Big Data ever.

Kirkus Reviews calls the book “A fascinating account of a charismatic visionary.” A. J. Jacobs calls it “A crash course in global health mixed with a thriller mixed with a biography.” Paul Farmer says that Epic Measures “reads like a novel and is better than any textbook or survey of this planet’s health.”

I have written for Discover, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Chicago Tribune, among many other publications. My first book, Growing a Garden City (The Urban Garden in paperback), was one of Booklist’s top 10 books on the environment for 2011.


Jeremy N. Smith