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Dr. Smith is a Licensed Psychologist and Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. At UW Health, Dr. Smith maintains an outpatient clinical psychology practice at West Clinic; his practice is limited to adult patients seeking individual psychotherapy. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include treatment of mood, anxiety and adjustment disorders.



UW Health Clinics

West Clinic
(608) 265-7550 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Smoking Cessation & Prevention Clinic
(608) 263-0573 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

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

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Psychotherapy

As a clinical scientist, Dr. Smith has been involved in several lines of research concerning addiction and psychopathology. Before joining the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) in 1992, Dr. Smith conducted psychological and molecular genetic research on vulnerability to addiction at NIDA. At the UW-CTRI, Dr. Smith has served as Principal Investigator or co-Investigator on numerous NIH and other grants at the UW-CTRI investigating behavioral and pharmacotherapy treatments for nicotine dependence, the nature and measurement of nicotine withdrawal and dependence, health disparities associated with tobacco addiction, and the genetics of tobacco use, dependence and cessation. In addition, he is Director of Biostatistical Operations at the UW-CTRI providing expertise in research methodology, statistical analysis, and data management in addition to his conceptual and theoretical contributions to the science of tobacco addiction. Learn more

PubMed Articles
Baker TB Smith SS Bolt DM Loh WY Mermelstein R Fiore MC Piper ME Collins LM . Implementing Clinical Research Using Factorial Designs: A Primer. Behav Ther. 2017 Jul;48(4):567-580
[PubMed ID: 28577591]
Piper ME Schlam TR Cook JW Smith SS Bolt DM Loh WY Mermelstein R Collins LM Fiore MC Baker TB . Toward precision smoking cessation treatment I: Moderator results from a factorial experiment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Feb 1;171:59-65
[PubMed ID: 28013098]
Piper ME Cook JW Schlam TR Smith SS Bolt DM Collins LM Mermelstein R Fiore MC Baker TB . Toward precision smoking cessation treatment II: Proximal effects of smoking cessation intervention components on putative mechanisms of action. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Feb 1;171:50-58
[PubMed ID: 28013097]
Jorenby DE Smith SS Fiore MC Baker TB . Nicotine levels, withdrawal symptoms, and smoking reduction success in real world use: A comparison of cigarette smokers and dual users of both cigarettes and E-cigarettes. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jan 1;170:93-101
[PubMed ID: 27883949]
Berg KM Smith SS Cook JW Fiore MC Jorenby DE . Identifying Opportunities to Improve Smoking Cessation Among Women Veterans at a Veterans Hospital. Mil Med. 2016 Oct;181(10):1340-1347
[PubMed ID: 27753573]
Baker TB Piper ME Stein JH Smith SS Bolt DM Fraser DL Fiore MC . Effects of Nicotine Patch vs Varenicline vs Combination Nicotine Replacement Therapy on Smoking Cessation at 26 Weeks: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 Jan 26;315(4):371-9
[PubMed ID: 26813210]
Piper ME Fiore MC Smith SS Fraser D Bolt DM Collins LM Mermelstein R Schlam TR Cook JW Jorenby DE Loh WY Baker TB . Identifying effective intervention components for smoking cessation: a factorial screening experiment. Addiction. 2016 Jan;111(1):129-41
[PubMed ID: 26582269]
Cook JW Collins LM Fiore MC Smith SS Fraser D Bolt DM Baker TB Piper ME Schlam TR Jorenby D Loh WY Mermelstein R . Comparative effectiveness of motivation phase intervention components for use with smokers unwilling to quit: a factorial screening experiment. Addiction. 2016 Jan;111(1):117-28
[PubMed ID: 26582140]
Baker TB Collins LM Mermelstein R Piper ME Schlam TR Cook JW Bolt DM Smith SS Jorenby DE Fraser D Loh WY Theobald WE Fiore MC . Enhancing the effectiveness of smoking treatment research: conceptual bases and progress. Addiction. 2016 Jan;111(1):107-16
[PubMed ID: 26581974]
Schlam TR Fiore MC Smith SS Fraser D Bolt DM Collins LM Mermelstein R Piper ME Cook JW Jorenby DE Loh WY Baker TB . Comparative effectiveness of intervention components for producing long-term abstinence from smoking: a factorial screening experiment. Addiction. 2016 Jan;111(1):142-55
[PubMed ID: 26581819]
Berg KM Piper ME Smith SS Fiore MC Jorenby DE . Defining and predicting short-term alcohol use changes during a smoking cessation attempt. Addict Behav. 2015 Sep;48:52-7
[PubMed ID: 25997014]
Davis JM Manley AR Goldberg SB Stankevitz KA Smith SS . Mindfulness training for smokers via web-based video instruction with phone support: a prospective observational study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Mar 29;15:95
[PubMed ID: 25886752]
Smith SS Fiore MC Baker TB . Smoking cessation in smokers who smoke menthol and non-menthol cigarettes. Addiction. 2014 Dec;109(12):2107-17
[PubMed ID: 24938369]
Chen LS Baker TB Piper ME Smith SS Gu C Grucza RA Smith GD Munafo M Bierut LJ . Interplay of genetic risk (CHRNA5) and environmental risk (partner smoking) on cigarette smoking reduction. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Oct 1;143:36-43
[PubMed ID: 25073833]
Davis JM Manley AR Goldberg SB Smith SS Jorenby DE . Randomized trial comparing mindfulness training for smokers to a matched control. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 Sep;47(3):213-21
[PubMed ID: 24957302]
Smith SS Rouse LM Caskey M Fossum J Strickland R Culhane JK Waukau J . Culturally-Tailored Smoking Cessation for Adult American Indian Smokers: A Clinical Trial. Couns Psychol. 2014 Aug 1;42(6):852-886
[PubMed ID: 26973352]
Goldberg SB Manley AR Smith SS Greeson JM Russell E Van Uum S Koren G Davis JM . Hair cortisol as a biomarker of stress in mindfulness training for smokers. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Aug;20(8):630-4
[PubMed ID: 24963659]
Stein JH Asthana A Smith SS Piper ME Loh WY Fiore MC Baker TB . Smoking cessation and the risk of diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose: three-year outcomes after a quit attempt. PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e98278
[PubMed ID: 24893290]
Davis JM Goldberg SB Anderson MC Manley AR Smith SS Baker TB . Randomized trial on mindfulness training for smokers targeted to a disadvantaged population. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Apr;49(5):571-85
[PubMed ID: 24611852]
Kim SY Mun EY Smith S . Using mixture models with known class membership to address incomplete covariance structures in multiple-group growth models. Br J Math Stat Psychol. 2014 Feb;67(1):94-116
[PubMed ID: 23432382]