November 2020




Michael T. Smith, Ph.D., CBSM

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology, and Nursing
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,
Alafousos Scholar,
Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine

Dr. Smith earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, San Francisco CA.  He completed his internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He subsequently completed fellowships at the University of Rochester in chronic pain management (Department of Anesthesiology) and a National Institutes of Health, Research Service Award fellowship in sleep disorders research.

Dr. Smith’s NIH funded research focuses on the neurobehavioral causes, consequences, and treatments of insomnia and sleep loss with an emphasis on the interface between sleep and pain. Dr. Smith directs the Behavioral Medicine Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Directs the Johns Hopkins Biobehavioral Pain Research Training Program, funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Dr. Smith serves on several editorial boards, governmental advisory panels and NIH chartered research study sections. He is a co-founder and Past President of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Smith founded the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic, where he continues to treat patients with chronic insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders.


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