Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic
Alpha Commons Bldg, 4th Floor
5300 Alpha Commons Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
Dr. Michael Smith earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Alliant International University in San Francisco, California and completed his internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Smith subsequently completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine and pain management in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester. He earned further specialized training in sleep disorders research as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research service award fellow in sleep disorders research at the University of Rochester Sleep and Neurophysiology Laboratory.
Currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Smith is also the research and training director for the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Psychophysiology Laboratory. Dr. Smith’s clinical work focuses on cognitive-behavioral treatments for chronic insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders, especially as they occur in medical and psychiatric diseases.
Dr. Smith has a broad and integrated line of research investigating the neurobehavioral causes, consequences, and treatments of insomnia and sleep loss. His current NIH-funded interdisciplinary work focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation and sleep continuity disturbance on central pain processing in both healthy individuals and patients with chronic pain disorders. Dr. Smith has also funded to conduct industry-supported investigator-initiated clinical trials of pharmacologic treatments for insomnia in osteoarthritis.
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine; certification in behavioral sleep medicine