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Michael Timothy Smith, PhD

Alafousos Scholar
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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  • Alafousos Scholar
  • Director, Center for Behavior and Health
  • Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program
  • Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep-Related Symptom Science
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor of Neurology

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  • Behavior and Health, Center for
  • Sleep-Related Symptom Science, Center for


Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Psychologist


Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco California and completed his general clinical psychology internship and fellowship training programs in both pain management and sleep disorders research at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. His 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 serves on several editorial boards, governmental advisory panels and NIH research study sections. He is a co-founder and current President of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.


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  • Spanish

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  • Education +


    • California School of Professional Psychology (Alameda CA ) (1998)


    • University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester NY ) (1999)


    • Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialis, American Board of Sleep Medicine (2003)
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    Selected Publications

    1. Smith MT, Perlis ML, Haythornthwaite JA. Suicidal ideation in outpatients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: An exploratory study of the role of sleep onset insomnia and pain intensity. Clinical Journal of Pain. 20(2):111-8 (2004).
    2. Smith MT, Perlis, ML, Chengazi VU, Pennington J., Soeffing J., Ryan JM, Giles DE. Neuroimaging of NREM sleep in primary insomnia: A Tc-99-HMPAO single photon computed tomography study. Sleep, 25(3), 325-335 (2002).
    3. Smith MT, Perlis, ML, Parks A, Smith, MS, Pennington J, Giles DE, Buysse D. Comparative Meta-analysis of pharmacotherapy and behavior therapy for insomnia. American Journal of Psychiatry 159(1), 5-11 (2002).
    4. Smith MT, Perlis ML, Carmody TP, Smith, MS, Giles, DE. Pre-Sleep Cognitions in Insomnia Secondary to Chronic Pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 24(1), 93-114 (2001).
    5. Smith MT, Perlis ML, Smith MS, Carmody, TP, Giles DE. Sleep quality and pre-sleep arousal in chronic pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine 23,1, 1-13 (2000).
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-3396
    Appointment Phone: 410-614-3396
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
    5510 Nathan Shock Drive
    Suite 100
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 443-287-2384
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