Stevens S. Smith, PhD


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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Medicine

Education & credentials

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • University Health Services, Madison, WI
  • Mendota Mental Health Institute, Madison, WI


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Psychotherapy

Research and publications

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](