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Beth                           Smith

Beth A. Smith MD

Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Consult Liason; Medical Director, The Children‘s Psychiatry Clinic; Director of Training in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Chief of Behavioral Health, Kaleida Health

Specialty/Research Focus

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatry

 
Professional Summary:

After completing undergraduate education at Skidmore College, Dr. Smith graduated from the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Science. She then stayed at UB to complete a psychiatric residency and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry. She has been a faculty member in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics since 2005. Her current clinical work focuses on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with comorbid medical illness and collaboration with primary care. Her primary clinical interest is in consult-liaison (C-L) psychiatry and she has a particular interest in adherence in medically ill children. She is widely recognized as an expert in mental health in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). She is the recipient of funding to conduct research on depression, adherence and cystic fibrosis and recently coauthored international guidelines on depression and anxiety in CF for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and European CF Society. She has presented at international conferences on related topics. In addition, to her role as Training Director, she is a supervisor on the C-L service and in the outpatient clinic, a research mentor and preceptor, and a lecturer and conference leader. She is the past recipient of several teaching and mentoring awards.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (2005)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Chief Resident 2004-2005 (2003)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (2000)
  • BA, Biology and Chemistry, Skidmore College, Summa Cum Laude, With Departmental Honors (1996)
Employment:
  • Chief of Behavioral Health, Kaleida Health (2014-present)
  • Medical Director, Children's Psychiatry Clinic, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Assocaite Professor, Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Director of Consultation Liaison Services, Psychiatry, Women and Children‘s Hospital (2009-present)
  • Consult Liaison Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2005-present)
  • Outpatient Psychopharmacologist, Psychiatry, The Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic (2005-present)
  • Consulting Child Psychiatrist, Psychology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2010–2012)
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiarty, Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2005–2012)
  • Consulting Child Psychiatrist, Psychology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2005–2007)
  • Chief Resident, Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004–2005)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Psychiatry, State University of New Yok at Buffalo (2000–2005)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Faculty award recognizing excellence in clinical supervision (2015)
  • Award for outstanding achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry education (2012)
  • Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research (2009)
  • Pilot Research Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2007)
  • 9th Annual Future Leaders in Psychiatry (2007)
  • Award for outstanding achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry education (2006)
  • Travel Fellowship For Women Resident Leaders in Psychiatry (2003)
  • PRITE Award (2003)
  • Resident Service Award (2002)
  • Certificate of Commendation For Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatry and Women‘s Health (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1996)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2014–January 2017
    Principle Investigator. Routine Depression Screening: Feasibility and Patient Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis.
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $261,000
  • May 2010–October 2013
    I Change Adherence and Raise Expectations (I C.A.R.E.)
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $34,600
  • January 2005–December 2011
    Rapid Pediatric Psychiatric Consultation Project
    Tower Foundation Grant
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $400,000
  • August 2010–August 2011
    A Novel Multimodal Intervention for Children with ADHD and Impaired Mood
    National Institute of Health
    Role: Consultant
  • February 2007–May 2008
    The International Depression/Anxiety Epidemiological Study (TIDES)
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $500
  • January 2006–January 2008
    Co-morbidity of Depression and Cystic Fibrosis in Children and Adolescents: Associations with Adherence to Medical Treatment. AACAP Research Training Award
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $18,000
  • June 2010
    NYS OMH Grant, Consultation and Training to Pediatricians and Primary Care Providers
    NYS Office of Mental Health
    Role: Co-Investigator

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Miller BD, Wood BL, Smith BA. Psychosomatic Considerations in Childhood Respiratory Ilness: Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine: Consultation on Physically Ill Children. 2010.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2003–present)
  • Association of Women Psychiatrists (2002–present)
  • American Medical Association (2000–2005)
  • Western New York Psychiatric Association (2000–present)
  • American Psychiatric Association (2000–present)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1996–present)
Presentations:
  • "Even Further Down the Road with Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Primary Care: the Fifth Year of New York‘s State University Collaborative Consultation Program for Primary Care (Poster)" 62nd Annual Meeting, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2015)
  • "Psychopharmacology for CF: Short Course" 29th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2015)
  • "Routine Depression Screening: Feasibility and Patient Outcomes in CF: The Buffalo Experience" 29th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2015)
  • "There is No Health Without Mental Health: Plenary Session" 29th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2015)
  • "Mental Health Screening Programmes in Europe: Results and Panel Discussion of Implementation Challenges and Best Practices" 38th European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference, European Cystic Fibrosis Society (2015)
  • "Discussion of the CFF/ECFS Guidelines on Mental Health in CF" 28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2014)
  • "Helping Primary Care Clinicians Give Mental Health Care-What Works? (Poster)" 61st Annual Meeting, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2014)
  • "Links Between Depression and Pediatric Chronic Illness: Mechanisms, Pathways, and Clinical Implications. Depression and Cystic Fibrosis" 61st Annual Meeting, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2014)
  • "Pilot Programs for Psychosocial Screening in CF Centers: Preparing for the CFF/ECFS International Guidelines on Depression & Anxiety" 28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2014)
  • "Pregnancy and CF: A Strategic Plan. Psychosocial Aspects of Pregnancy and Parenthood" 27th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2014)
  • "Recommendations of the International Guidelines Committee on Mental Health in CF: Screening & Assessment" 28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2014)
  • "Successful Screening Strategies for Depression: Short Course" 28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2014)
  • "The Further Evolution of CAP PC: The Fourth Year of New York’s State- University Collaborative Consultation Program for Primary Care (Poster)" 61st Annual Meeting, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2014)
  • "Updates on the International Consensus Guidelines on Mental Health in CF" 27th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2014)
  • "Depression and Anxiety in CF: Proposals from the CFF/ECFS’ Anxiety and Depression Guideline Committee. Stepped Model for Screening and Intervention" 37th European Cystic Fibrosis Society Conference, European Cystic Fibrosis Society (2014)
  • "CAP PC: New York's University-State Collaborative Consultation Program for Primary Care (Poster)" 60th Annual Meeting, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2013)
  • "Enhancing Mental Health Capacity of Cystic Fibrosis Centers Healthcare Providers (Poster)" 27th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2013)
  • "Mental Health Screening Pilot at Boston Children‘s Hospital: Review of the Implementation Process (Poster)" 27th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2013)
  • "Outreach Helps: Child Psychiatry to Primary Care (Poster)" 60th Annual Meeting, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2013)
  • "Pediatricians and Primary Care Physician’s Knowledge, Comfort and Practices About Children’s Mental Health Before and After a Theory Based Training (Poster)" 60th Annual Meeting, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2013)
  • "Diagnosis and Treatment of Postpartum Depression in Cystic Fibrosis" 26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Symposium (2012)
  • "SSRIs: The Known and Unknown about Antidepressants in Cystic Fibrosis" 26th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Workshop: Clinical and Ethical Frontiers in Patient Care: Technology and Psychopharmacology (2012)
  • "Advances in Primary Care Assessment and Management of Pediatric Mental Health Problems in Central New York (Poster)" 59th Annual Meeting Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2012)
  • "CAP PC: New York‘s University-State Collaborative Consultation Program for Primary Care (Poster)" 59th Annual Meeting, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2012)
  • "Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders" Short Course on Autistic Spectrum Disorders, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (2012)
  • "Assessing & Treating High-Risk Comorbid Mental Health Conditions in CF" 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (2011)
  • "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care (CAP-PC): a model for managing mental health for children with CF" 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (2011)
  • "Managing Tough Clinical Issues: Interventions & Referrals for Anxiety, Depression & Pain" 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (2011)
  • "Practical Tour of Pediatric ADHD" 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Symposium entitled: ADHD & Executive Dysfunction (2011)
  • "Autonomic Dysregulation in Children with Somatization" Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Joint Meeting (2011)
  • "The Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology Mini-Fellowship" Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care (2011)
  • "Developmental Issues from Infancy Through Emerging Adulthood" 24th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2010)
  • "Case Presentations on Motivational Interviewing and Problem Solving" 23rd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2009)
  • "Impact of Childhood and Caregiver Depression on Adherence" 23rd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2009)
  • "Preliminary Results of the International Depression & Anxiety Study" 23rd North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Symposium (2009)
  • "Comorbidity of Depression and Cystic Fibrosis in Children and Adolescents: Associations with Adherence to Medical Treatment" 21st Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Symposium: Assessment & Treatment of Depression in Pediatric & Adult Patients with CF. (2007)
  • "Depression and Adherence in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis (Poster)" 54th Annual Meeting, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2007)
  • "Comorbidity of Depression and Cystic Fibrosis in Children and Adolescents: Associations with Adherence to Medical Treatment (Poster)" The Ninth Annual Future Leaders in Psychiatry Meeting, Future Leaders in Psychiatry, Psychiatry (2007)
  • "Know the Facts: Depression in CF Patients and Their Caregivers" Cystic Fibrosis Family Night, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2007)
  • "Pediatric Depression" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Sister's Hospital (2007)
  • "Tools to Screen Depression and a Clinical Pathway to Appropriate Referral" 20th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Symposium: Expert Panel on the Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression (2006)
  • "Adherence in Chronic Illness" Grand Rounds, Childrens Psychiatric Center, Department of Child Psychiatry (2006)
  • "Imroving Adherence in Chronically Ill Adolescents: As Exemplified by Renal Transplant Patients" Child Psychiatry Academic Rounds, State University of New York at Buffalo, Division of Child Psychiatry (2005)
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Service Activities:
  • Psychiatry, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Department of Psychiatry Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Comittee; Member (2011)
  • Review Committee for Mental Health Coordinator RFA; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland.; Chair (2015)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Mental Health Taskforce; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda, Maryland; Chair (2014–present)
  • Medical Executive Committee; Kaleida Health; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society: Anxiety and Depression Guideline Development; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • The Reach Institute, Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology Steering Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Adherence Steering Group; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Physically Ill Child Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • Conference Proceedings Reviewer; Peer Reviewer (2011)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Primary Care (CAP PC), New York State Office of Mental Health; Executive Board (2011–present)
  • Board of Directors, Buffalo Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders; Advisory Board (2010–present)
  • Early Career Psychiatrists, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Member (2010–2012)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer; Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Pediatrics and Child: Care, Health & Development; Peer Reviewer (2010–present)
  • Psychosocial Task Force Planning Committee; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Committee Member (2008–2009)
  • Wrote a quarterly column for a Cysitc Fibrosis newsletter; Reporter (2006–2008)
  • Faculty Council, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine; Department Representative (2006–2007)
  • Mentor, Department of Psychiatry; Student Mentor (2005–present)
  • Internal Review Subcommittee; Committee Member (2002–2004)
  • Consortium Graduate Medical Education Committee: Resident Representative; Member (2001–2004)
  • Consortium Residents' Committee; Co-Chair (2001–2004)

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Contact Information

The Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic
1028 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 859-5454
Email: balucas@buffalo.edu

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