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Stevens S. Smith, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

After earning his Ph.D. in psychology in 1990 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Stevens Smith completed a research fellowship at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Addiction Research Center in Baltimore, Md.

He then returned to UW-Madison to pursue 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; in addition, he is a clinical investigator at UW-CTRI and is a member of the Cancer Control Program at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

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 NIDA.

At UW-CTRI, Dr. Smith has been involved in numerous studies investigating behavioral and pharmacotherapy treatments for nicotine dependence, the nature and measurement of nicotine withdrawal and dependence, and quitline-based delivery of tobacco cessation treatments.  He also provides biostatistical consultation and services for UW-CTRI scientists and staff.


Dr. Stevens Smith
Dr. Stevens Smith,
lead researcher

In addition, Dr. Smith has a special interest in health disparities research aimed at reducing the negative health and social effects of addictive tobacco use in American Indian individuals and communities.

In 2008, Dr. Smith received a three-year $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program to conduct a smoking cessation clinical trial with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. This study will test a new cessation treatment tailored for American Indian smokers versus a standard treatment. The goal is to learn how best to help American Indians quit commercial tobacco use, in order to reduce smoking-related health disparities in their communities.

In addition to conducting clinical research, Dr. Smith maintains an outpatient clinical practice as a licensed psychologist at UW Health West Clinic.

For more detailed information about Dr. Smith, please see: http://myprofile.cos.com/smiths26.

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