Laura Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

College Of Medicine Pediatrics

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.