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Nicholas David Smith, PhD

Nicholas David Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor and Licensed Psychologist, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Psychology, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, 2022
  • Psychology Residency, Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Mailman Center for Child Development, 2020
  • PhD, School Psychology, University of South Florida, 2020
  • BA, Psychology, Westminster College, 2015


Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. Dr. Smith is a PCIT Therapist and Within Agency Level 1 Trainer. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric, behavioral, and medical challenges to promote psychological health and well-being. Dr. Smith earned a PhD from the University of South Florida. He completed his clinical child/pediatric internship at the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development and a pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Smith’s research interests focus on evidence-based methods to improve family functioning in response to pediatric illness and psychosocial factors contributing to youth subjective well-being and quality of life.

Research Interests

  • family adjustment in response to chronic illness; applications of parent-child interaction therapy


  • APA Division 54 (Pediatric Psychology, 2020 - Present)
  • APA Division 53 (Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2020 - Present)