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Dr. Smith completed his PhD in psychology in 1990 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where he later completed postdoctoral training in clinical psychology and preventive oncology. Dr. Smith is currently an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He also is a senior clinical  investigator at the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. Dr. Smith maintains an outpatient clinical practice as a licensed psychologist. His practice is limited to adult patients seeking individual psychotherapy.


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Professional Certifications and Education

Fellowship University Health Services, Madison, WI
Internship Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison
Medical School University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

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As a clinical scientist, Dr. Smith has been involved in several lines of research concerning addiction and psychopathology. Before joining UW-CTRI in 1992, Dr. Smith conducted psychological and molecular genetic research on vulnerability to addiction. At UW-CTRI, Dr. Smith has been involved in several studies investigating behavioral and medication treatments for nicotine dependence, gender differences in smoking cessation, measurement of nicotine withdrawal and dependence, and the epidemiology of tobacco use, dependence, and cessation. Dr. Smith's special interest in these studies concerns the role of psychopathology (such as depression) in motivation to quit smoking and as a risk factor for relapse to smoking.