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, Maryland. He then returned to UW-Madison to pursue postdoctoral training in clinical psychology and preventive oncology. Dr. Smith is currently Professor (CHS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; 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. Dr. Smith also maintains an outpatient clinical practice as a licensed psychologist at UW Health West Clinic.
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 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.
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