University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Stevens Smith, PHD

Professor (CHS)

GIM - CTRI Faculty

MADISON, WI 53717-2656

(608) 262-7563


  • University of Wisconsin Madison – PhD in psychology
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Addiction Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland – postdoctoral research fellowship
  • UW Madison - postdoctoral training in clinical psychology and preventive oncology

Professional Activities

Dr. Stevens Smith is a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine. In addition, he is a senior clinical investigator at the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) and he is a member of the Cancer Control Program at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. 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.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Smith is a licensed psychologist at the UW Health Smoking Cessation and Prevention Clinic.

Research Interests

View Dr. Stevens Smith's publications on NCBI MyBibliography

As a clinical scientist, Dr. Smith has been involved in several lines of research concerning addiction and psychopathology. Before joining the UW-CTRI in 1992, Dr. Smith conducted psychological and molecular genetic research on vulnerability to addiction at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Addiction Research Center in Baltimore, Maryland. 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, quitline-based delivery of tobacco cessation treatments, and the genetics of tobacco use, dependence and cessation. He also has a special interest in statistics and methodology.