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Philip Smith

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Philip Smith

Assistant Medical Professor

Harris Hall
Phone Number: 
212 650-7738

Philip Smith joined the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine as an Assistant Medical Professor in November, 2015. Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Smith worked first as a post-doctoral fellow in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and then as an Associate Research Scientist and a scholar in the national Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program, at Yale University’s School of Medicine. He has training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and health behaviors, with a focus on substance use, abuse, and addiction.


Ph.D. 2013, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

M.S., 2009, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

B.A., 2006, University of Rochester

Research Interests

Dr. Smith primarily studies tobacco use, with a goal of informing both prevention and clinical interventions for cigarette smoking.  His current research focuses on three areas: 1) how stress and trauma influence all phases of nicotine addiction, including initiation, maintenance, cessation, and relapse, 2) investigations of tobacco use in relation to sex and gender, and 3) the personalization of clinical interventions for smoking cessation.  He is also interested in using innovative data analytic techniques to more efficiently synthesize existing empirical information with newly collected data.


Smith, P.H., Homish, G.G., Giovino, G.A., Kozlowski, L.T. (2014).  Cigarette smoking and mental illness: A study of nicotine withdrawal.  American Journal of Public Health, 104(2), e127-e133.


Smith, P.H., Young-Wolff, K.C., Hyland, A., McKee, S.A. (2014).  Are statewide restaurant and bar smoking bans associated with reduced cigarette smoking among those with mental illness? Nicotine and tobacco research, 16(6), 846-854.  PMC Journal – In Process.


Smith, K.M., Smith, P.H., Grekin, E.R. (2014).  Childhood sexual abuse, distress, and alcohol-related problems: Moderation by drinking to cope.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(2), 532-537.


Dearing, R.L., Twaragowski, C.T., Smith, P.H., Homish, G.G., Connors, G.J., Walitzer, K.S. (2014).  Super Bowl Sunday: Risky business for at-risk (male) drinkers? Substance use and misuse, 49(10), 1359-1363.


Coker, K.L., Smith, P.H., Westphal, A., Zonana, H.V., McKee, S.A.  (2014). Crime and psychiatric disorders in youth: National Comorbidity Survey – Adolescent Supplement results.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(8), 888-898.


Smith, P.H., Rose, J.S., Mazure, C.M., Giovino, G.A., McKee, S.A. (2014). What is the evidence for hardening in the cigarette smoking population? Trends in nicotine dependence in the U.S., 2002-2012.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 142, 333-340.


Leonard, K.E., Smith, P.H., Homish, G.G., (2014).  Concordant and discordant alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use as predictors of marital dissolution.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(3), 236-245.


Smith, P.H., Homish, G.G., Collins, R.L., Giovino, G.A., White, H.R., Leonard, K.E. (2014). Couples' marijuana use is inversely related to their intimate partner violence over the first nine years of marriage. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(3), 734-742.


Smith, P.H., Mazure, C.M., McKee, S.A. (2014).  Smoking and mental illness in the U.S. population. Tobacco Control, 23, e147-e153. 


Weinberger, A.H., Smith, P.H., Kaufman, M., McKee, S.A. (2014). Consideration of sex in clinical trials of transdermal nicotine patch: A systematic review.  Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 22(5), 373-383.


Smith, P.H., Potenza, M.N., Mazure, C.M., McKee, S.A., Park, C.L., Hoff, R.A. (2014). Compulsive sexual behavior among male military veterans in the U.S.: Prevalence and associated clinical factors.  Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 3(4), 214-222.


Smith, P.H., Saddleson, M.L., Homish, G.G., McKee, S.A., Kozlowski, L.T., Giovino, G.A. (2015).  The relationship between childhood physical and emotional abuse and smoking cessation among U.S. women and men.  Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(2), 338-346.


Smith, P.H., Kasza, K.A., Hyland, A., Fong, G.T., Borland, R., Brady, K., Carpenter, M.J., Hartwell, K., Cummings, K.M., McKee, S.A. (2015). Gender differences in medication use and cigarette smoking cessation: Results from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17(4), 463-472.


Weinberger, A.H., Smith, P.H., Allen, S.S., Cosgrove, K.P., Saladin, M.E., Gray, K.M., Mazure, C.M., Wetherington, C.L., McKee, S.A. (2015). Systematic and meta-analytic review of research examining the impact of menstrual cycle phase and ovarian hormones on smoking and cessation.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17(4), 407-421.


Verplaetse, T.L., Weinberger, A.H., Smith, P.H., Cosgrove, K.P., Mineur, Y.S., Picciotto, M.R., Mazure, C.M., McKee, S.A. (2015). Targeting the noradrenergic system for gender-sensitive medication development for tobacco dependence.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17(4), 486-495.


Smith, P.H., Oberleitner, L.M.S., Smith, K.M.Z., McKee, S.A. (2015). Childhood adversity interacts with adult stressful life events to predict reduced likelihood of smoking cessation among women but not men. Clinical Psychological Science, online ahead of print:


Oberleitner, L.M., Smith, P.H., Weinberger, A.H., Mazure, C.M., McKee, S.A. (2015).  Impact of exposure to childhood maltreatment on transitions to alcohol dependence in women and men.  Childhood Maltreatment, 20(4), 301-308.


Smith, K. Z., Smith, P. H., Homish, G.G., & Violanti, J. M. (2015). The associations between posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters and intimate partner violence: Findings from NESARC. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28(5), 469-474.


Lewis, A.S., Mineur, Y.S., Smith, P.H., Cahuzac, E.L.M., Ricciotto, M.R. (2015). Modulation of aggressive behavior in mice by nicotinic receptor subtypes. Biochemical Pharmacology, 97(4), 488-497.


McKee, S.A., Smith, P.H., Kaufman, M., Mazure, C.M., Weinberger, A.H. (2016). Sex differences in varenicline efficacy for smoking cessation: A meta-analysis.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research, online ahead of print:


Kong, G., Smith, P.H., Pilver, C.E., Hoff, R., Potenza, M.N. (2016). Problem gambling severity and psychiatric disorders among American Indian/Alaska Native adults.  Journal of Psychiatric Research, 74, 55-62.


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