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Brandon Michael Smith, M.D.

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  • Associate Medical Director, Harriet Lane Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Male

Expertise

Pediatrics

Research Interests

Primary Care; Child Health; Children with Medical Complexity; Children with Chronic Disease; Patient and Family Engagement; Patient and Family Centered Care; Health Disparities ...read more

Locations

Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Clinic

200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5710 | Fax: 410-367-2095

Background

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics. He is also the Associate Medical Director of the Harriet Lane Clinic. Following his undergraduate studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Dr. Smith completed medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He then went on to train in pediatrics for residency at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, where he also served as chief resident. After residency, he completed his fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins. During that time, he obtained his Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

As a pediatrician and clinician investigator, Dr. Smith is focused on the equitable delivery of primary care for children with chronic disease and medical complexity through patient and family engagement. He is actively involved in the education of trainees, including medical students and residents, as an attending physician and Associate Medical Director of the Harriet Lane Clinic.

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Titles

  • Associate Medical Director, Harriet Lane Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (2014)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)
  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)

Fellowships

  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)
  • Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2021)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2017)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Smith's research focuses on the delivery of equitable primary care for children with chronic disease and medical complexity. He is particularly focused on how children and their families can be better engaged in their healthcare to improve outcomes for those at risk of health disparities. Current projects include examining the delivery of accessible care for low income, racial and ethnic minority children through school-based health center; studying the home environment’s impact on parents and children’s independence and quality of life for those with complex medical conditions; investigating health disparities after hospital discharge for infants born preterm and developing interventions in the primary care medical home to support their families and improve health over the lifecourse.

Selected Publications

Bennett W, Pitts S, Aboumatar H, Sharma R, Smith B, Das A, Day J, Holzhauer K, Bass E. Strategies for Patient, Family and Caregiver Engagement. Technical Brief. (Prepared by the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290‑2015‑00006‑I.) AHRQ Publication No. 20-EHC017. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2020. 

Smith B, Sharma R, Das A, Aboumatar H, Pitts S, Day J, Holzhauer K, Bass E, Bennett W. “Patient and family engagement strategies for children with chronic disease: an evidence map of systematic reviews.” Patient Education and Counseling 2021; 104(9): 2213-2223.

Smith B, Spin P, Johnson S, Connor K. Higher child body mass index is associated with greater school-based health center utilization. Childhood Obesity 2020; 16(7):527-533.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society, 2008
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2013
  • David M. Kamsler Award for “outstanding compassion and expert care of pediatric patients", Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2017

Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Academic Pediatrics Association
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