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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.



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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

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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
Schlam TR Baker TB Smith SS Bolt DM McCarthy DE Cook JW Hayes-Birchler T Fiore MC Piper ME Electronically Monitored Nicotine Gum Use Before and After Smoking Lapses: Relations with Lapse and Relapse. Nicotine Tob Res . 2020 Jun 29;
[PubMed ID: 32598468]
Mundt MP Baker TB Piper ME Smith SS Fraser DL Fiore MC Financial incentives to Medicaid smokers for engaging tobacco quit line treatment: maximising return on investment. Tob Control . 2020 May;29(3):320-325
[PubMed ID: 31147478]
Piper ME Baker TB Benowitz NL Smith SS Jorenby DE E-cigarette Dependence Measures in Dual Users: Reliability and Relations With Dependence Criteria and E-cigarette Cessation. Nicotine Tob Res . 2020 Apr 21;22(5):756-763
[PubMed ID: 30874804]
Schlam TR Baker TB Smith SS Cook JW Piper ME Anxiety Sensitivity and Distress Tolerance in Smokers: Relations With Tobacco Dependence, Withdrawal, and Quitting Success†. Nicotine Tob Res . 2020 Jan 27;22(1):58-65
[PubMed ID: 31056710]
Mitchell C Piper ME Smith SS Korcarz CE Fiore MC Baker TB Stein JH Changes in carotid artery structure with smoking cessation. Vasc Med . 2019 Dec;24(6):493-500
[PubMed ID: 31422759]
Adams DJ Bolt DM Deng S Smith SS Baker TB Using multidimensional item response theory to evaluate how response styles impact measurement. Br J Math Stat Psychol . 2019 Nov;72(3):466-485
[PubMed ID: 30919943]
Engle JL Mermelstein R Baker TB Smith SS Schlam TR Piper ME Jorenby DE Collins LM Cook JW Effects of motivation phase intervention components on quit attempts in smokers unwilling to quit: A factorial experiment. Drug Alcohol Depend . 2019 Apr 1;197:149-157
[PubMed ID: 30825795]
Mundt MP Baker TB Fraser DL Smith SS Piper ME Fiore MC Paying Low-Income Smokers to Quit? The Cost-Effectiveness of Incentivizing Tobacco Quit Line Engagement for Medicaid Recipients Who Smoke. Value Health . 2019 Feb;22(2):177-184
[PubMed ID: 30711062]
Piper ME Cook JW Schlam TR Jorenby DE Smith SS Collins LM Mermelstein R Fraser D Fiore MC Baker TB A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Optimized Smoking Treatment Delivered in Primary Care. Ann Behav Med . 2018 Sep 13;52(10):854-864
[PubMed ID: 30212849]
Berg KM Smith SS Piper ME Fiore MC Jorenby DE Identifying Differences in Rates of Invitation to Participate in Tobacco Treatment in Primary Care. WMJ . 2018 Aug;117(3):111-115
[PubMed ID: 30193019]
Schlam TR Cook JW Baker TB Hayes-Birchler T Bolt DM Smith SS Fiore MC Piper ME Can we increase smokers' adherence to nicotine replacement therapy and does this help them quit? Psychopharmacology (Berl) . 2018 Jul;235(7):2065-2075
[PubMed ID: 29696311]
Baker TB Fraser DL Kobinsky K Adsit R Smith SS Khalil L Alaniz KM Sullivan TE Johnson ML Fiore MC A randomized controlled trial of financial incentives to low income pregnant women to engage in smoking cessation treatment: Effects on post-birth abstinence. J Consult Clin Psychol . 2018 May;86(5):464-473
[PubMed ID: 29389142]
Fraser DL Fiore MC Kobinsky K Adsit R Smith SS Johnson ML Baker TB A Randomized Trial of Incentives for Smoking Treatment in Medicaid Members. Am J Prev Med . 2017 Dec;53(6):754-763
[PubMed ID: 29079405]
Petersen A Mermelstein R Berg KM Baker TB Smith SS Jorenby D Piper ME Schlam TR Cook JW Offering smoking treatment to primary care patients in two Wisconsin healthcare systems: Who chooses smoking reduction versus cessation? Prev Med . 2017 Dec;105:332-336
[PubMed ID: 28988997]
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]