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Michael Timothy Smith, M.A., Ph.D.

Alafousos Scholar
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Male  | Languages: English, Spanish

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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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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-614-3396

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-3396

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-614-3396

5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 443-287-2384


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. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Rochester Medical Center (1999)


    • American Board of Sleep Medicine / Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialis (2003)
  • Research & Publications +

    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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