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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

Specialty/Research Focus

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatry

 
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Professional Summary:

Dr. Smith is a faculty member in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and director of Pediatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. She supervises medical students, pediatric residents and fellows in child/adolescent psychiatry on consultation-liaison psychiatry, as well as in psychopharmacology and child psychiatry fellow independent research projects. Her research interest is in the realm of depression and its influence on adherence to medical treatment in cystic fibrosis. She is currently site PI for a multisite adherence intervention trial for adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis.

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:
  • Medical Director, Children's Psychiatry Clinic, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Assocaite Professor, 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, Women and Children‘s Hospital (2009-present)
  • Consult Liaison Psychiatrist, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2005-present)
  • Outpatient Psychopharmacologist, The Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic (2005-present)
  • Consulting Child Psychiatrist, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2010–2012)
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiarty, State University of New York at Buffalo (2005–2012)
  • Consulting Child Psychiatrist, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2005–2007)
  • Chief Resident, State University of New York at Buffalo (2004–2005)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, State University of New Yok at Buffalo (2000–2005)
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Awards and Honors:
  • 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:
  • June 2010–June 2014
    NYS OMH Grant, Consultation and Training to Pediatricians and Primary Care Providers
    NYS Office of Mental Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • 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
  • November 2006–October 2008
    Co-morbidity of Depression and Cystic Fibrosis in Children and Adolescents: Associations with Adherence to Medical Treatment.
    AACAP
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $9,000
  • February 2007–May 2008
    The International Depression/Anxiety Epidemiological Study (TIDES)
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $500
  • October 2009
    I Change Adherence and Raise Expectations (I C.A.R.E.)
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $34,600
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
Journal Articles:
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Miller BD, Wood BL, Smith BA. Psychosomatic Considerations in Childhood Respiratory Ilness.. 2010.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2003)
  • Association of Women Psychiatrists (2002)
  • American Medical Association (2000–2005)
  • Western New York Psychiatric Association (2000)
  • American Psychiatric Association (2000)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1996)
Presentations:
  • "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, 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" 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)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society: Anxiety and Depression Guideline Development; Committee Member (2013)
  • The Reach Institute, Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology Steering Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Adherence Steering Group; Committee Member (2013)
  • Physically Ill Child Committee, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Committee Member (2011)
  • 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)
  • Board of Directors, Buffalo Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders; Advisory Board (2010)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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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