J.D. Smith

Northwestern University


J.D. Smith, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with appointments in Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. His research focuses on implementation science and the development of innovative methods to translate evidence-based interventions to real-world service delivery systems. He is Associate Director of the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and is principal investigator of three effectiveness-implementation hybrid trials testing the integration of behavioral health interventions in primary care. He is particularly interested in family-based interventions for the prevention of children’s behavioral health issues, obesity, and other chronic conditions. His research is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United Stated Department of Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Kessler Foundation, and the Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

J.D. received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2011, completed his predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and then completed postdoctoral research fellowships at the Prevention Science Institute at the University of Oregon and at the Institute for Research and Education Advancing Children’s Health (REACH) at Arizona State University. J.D. currently serves as Associate Editor of the journal Prevention Science and Associate Editor for Implementation Research of the journal Families, Systems, & Health.