Laura Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Informatics Institute

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
MDC 62
Tampa, FL 33612

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Academic Phone: (813) 396-9527

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  • PhD, Psychology, University Of Florida, 2007

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Other

Research Interests

  • Family factors related to diabetes managment, parental behaviors intended to prevent diabetes in children genetically at-risk, psychological screening in pediatric diabetes clinics, patient-provider interactions in diabetes

Recent Publications

  • Smith LB, Lynch KF, Baxter J, Lernmark B, Roth R, Simell T, Johnson SB. Factors associated with maternal-reported actions to prevent type 1 diabetes in the first year of the TEDDY study. Diabetes care. 37(2) : 325-31, 2014.
  • Valenzuela JM, Smith LB, Stafford JM, D'Agostino RB, Lawrence JM, Yi-Frazier JP, Seid M, Dolan LM. Shared decision-making among caregivers and health care providers of youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings. 21(3) : 234-43, 2014.
  • Patton SR, Dolan LM, Smith LB, Brown MB, Powers SW. Examining mealtime behaviors in families of young children with type 1 diabetes on intensive insulin therapy. Eating behaviors. 14(4) : 464-7, 2013.
  • Smith LB, Storch EA. Stress, coping, and diabetes support groups. NASN school nurse (Print). 26(1) : 24-5, 2011.
  • Graziano PA, Geffken GR, Williams LB, Lewin AB, Duke DC, Storch EA, Silverstein JH. Gender differences in the relationship between parental report of self-regulation skills and adolescents' management of type 1 diabetes. Pediatric diabetes. 12(4 Pt 2) : 410-8, 2011.
  • Patton SR, Williams LB, Eder SJ, Crawford MJ, Dolan L, Powers SW. Use of continuous glucose monitoring in young children with type 1 diabetes: implications for behavioral research. Pediatric diabetes. 12(1) : 18-24, 2011.
  • Lewin AB, Storch EA, Williams LB, Duke DC, Silverstein JH, Geffken GR. Brief report: normative data on a structured interview for diabetes adherence in childhood. Journal of pediatric psychology. 35(2) : 177-82, 2010.
  • Williams LB, Laffel LM, Hood KK. Diabetes-specific family conflict and psychological distress in paediatric Type 1 diabetes. Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association. 26(9) : 908-14, 2009.
  • Patton SR, Williams LB, Dolan LM, Chen M, Powers SW. Feeding problems reported by parents of young children with type 1 diabetes on insulin pump therapy and their associations with children's glycemic control. Pediatric diabetes. 10(7) : 455-60, 2009.
  • Lewin AB, LaGreca AM, Geffken GR, Williams LB, Duke DC, Storch EA, Silverstein JH. Validity and reliability of an adolescent and parent rating scale of type 1 diabetes adherence behaviors: the Self-Care Inventory (SCI). Journal of pediatric psychology. 34(9) : 999-1007, 2009.