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Matthew J. Smith

Associate Professor of Social Work

Matthew J. Smith
Matthew J. Smith, PhD, MSW, MPE, LCSW, received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed post-doctoral fellowships in psychiatric epidemiology and biostatistics at Washington University in St. Louis and in translational neuroscience at Northwestern University. Dr. Smith also completed a fellowship on leading randomized controlled trials to evaluate behavioral interventions through the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. His primary research interests focus on developing and evaluating technology-based interventions that can be delivered in high schools, community mental health agencies and prisons to improve employment and mental health outcomes for transition-age youth with educational disabilities, adults with severe mental illness and/or other disabilities, and returning citizens.

Dr. Smith is currently the principal investigator on five projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Justice, the Kessler Foundation and the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. See research link below for more information on these projects.

Dr. Smith's research team includes full-time staff, postdocs and graduate students. Please email smithumlab@umich.edu about opportunities to join the research team.

Research Interests/Focus

Autism; Schizophrenia; Technology-based Interventions and Trainings; Social Neuroscience

Education

Year Degree   School
2006 PhD Social Welfare University of Wisconsin, Madison
2008 MPE Psychiatric Epidemiology Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2000 MSW Social Work IP/MH University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1998 BS Psychology University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Websites

http://tidl.ssw.umich.edu/

Smith, M. J., Graham, A. K., Sax, R. M., Spencer, E., Razzano, L. A., Smith, J. D., & Jordan, N. (in press). Costs of preparing to implement a virtual reality job interview training program in a community mental health agency: A budget impact analysis. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Smith, M. J., Pinto, R. M., Dawalt, L., Smith, J. D., Sherwood, K., Miles, R., Taylor, J., Hume, K., Dawkins, T., Baker-Ericzén, M., Frazier, T., Humm, L. & Steacy, C. (2020). Using community-engaged methods to adapt virtual reality job-interview training for transition-age youth on the autism spectrum. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 71.

Smith, M. J., Smith, J. D., Fleming, M. F., Jordan, N., Oulvey, E. A., Bell, M. D., Mueser, K. T., McGurk, S. R., Spencer, E., Mailey, K., & Razzano, L. A. (2019). Enhancing individual placement and support (IPS) - Supported employment: A Type 1 hybrid design randomized controlled trial to evaluate virtual reality job interview training among adults with severe mental illness. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 77, 86-97.

Bishop-Fitzpatrick, L., Dababnah, S., Baker-Ericzen, M. J., Smith, M. J., & Magaña, S. M. (2019). Autism spectrum disorder and the science of social work: a grand challenge for social work research. Social Work in Mental Health, 17, 73-92.

Lapidos, A., Jester, J., Ortquist, M., Werner, P., Ruffalo, M., & Smith, M. J. (2019). Survey of peer support specialists: professional activities, self-rated skills, job satisfaction, and financial wellbeing. Psychiatric Services, 69, 1264-1267.

Bell, M. D., & Smith, M. J. (2019). Virtual reality training in job interviewing for people with mental health disorders or disabilities. In D. Faust, K. Faust, & N. Potenza (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technologies and Mental Health. NYC, NY: Oxford University Press.

Smith, M. J., Alden E. C., Herrold, A., Roberts A. G., Reilly, J. L., Stern, D., Jones, J., Barnes, A., Huestis, M., & Breiter, H. C. (2018). Self-reported cannabis use is associated with the biometrics of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(3), 441-446.

Wojtalik, J. A., Eack, S. M., Smith, M. J. & Keshavan, M. S. (2018). Using cognitive neuroscience to improve mental health treatment: A comprehensive review. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 9(2), 223-260.

Levar, N., Francis, A. N., Smith, M. J., & Gilman, J. M. (2018). Verbal memory performance and reduced cortical thickness of brain regions along the uncinate fasciculus in young adult cannabis users. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 3(1), 56-65.

Cobia D. J., Smith M. J., Salinas I., Ng C., Gado M., Csernansky J. G., & Wang L. (2017). Progressive deterioration of thalamic nuclei relates to cortical network decline in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 180, 21-27.

Wojtalik, J. A., Smith, M. J., Keshavan, M., & Eack, S. M. (2017). A systematic and meta-analytic review of neural correlates of functional outcome in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(6), 1329-1347.

Jao, N. C., Veluz-Wilkins, A. K., Smith, M. J., Carroll, A., Blazekovic, S., Leone, F. T., Tyndale, R., Schnoll, R. A., & Hitsman, B. (2017). Does menthol cigarette use moderate the effects of nicotine metabolism on short-term smoking cessation. Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology, 25, 216-222.

Smith M. J., Smith J. D., Fleming M. F., Jordan N., Brown C. H., Humm L. B., Olsen D., & Bell M. D. (2017). Mechanism of action for obtaining job offers after virtual reality job interview training. Psychiatric Services, 68(7), 747-750.

Abram, S. V., Wisner, K. M., Fox, J. M., Barch, D. M., Wang, L., Csernansky, J. G., MacDonald III, A. W., & Smith, M. J. (2017). Fronto-temporal connectivity predicts cognitive empathy and experiential negative symptoms in schizophrenia. Human Brain Mapping, 38(3), 1111-1124.

Fleming M. F., Smith M. J., Oslakovic E., Lucey M. R., Vue J. X., & Levitsky J. (2017). Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) detects moderate to heavy alcohol use in liver transplant recipients. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 857-862.

Karpouzian, T. M., Schroeder, M. P., Abram, S. V., Wanar, H., Alden, E. C., Eack, S. M., Csernansky, J. G., & Smith, M. J. (2017). Neural correlates of preserved facial affect perception in high functioning schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 266, 83-85.

Fox, J. M., Abram, S. V., Reilly, J. L., Eack, S. M., Goldman, M. B., Wang, L., Csernansky. J. G., & Smith, M. J. (2017). Default mode functional connectivity is associated with social functioning in schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(4), 392-405.

Cobia, D. J., Smith, M. J., Salinas, I., Ng, C., Gado, M., Csernansky, J. G., & Wang, L. (2017). Progressive deterioration of thalamic nuclei relates to cortical network decline in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 180, 21-27.

Massey, S. H., Stern, D., Alden, E. C., Petersen, J. E., Cobia, D. J., Wang, L., Csernansky, J. G., & Smith, M. J. (2017). Cortical thickness of neural substrates supporting cognitive empathy in individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 179, 119-124.

Smith M. J., Bell M. D., Wright M. A., Humm L. B., Olsen D., & Fleming M. F. (2016). Virtual reality job interview training and 6-month employment outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders seeking employment. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 44(3), 323-332.

Karpouzian T. M., Alden E. C., Reilly J. L., & Smith M. J. (2016). High functioning individuals with schizophrenia have preserved social perception but not mentalizing abilities. Schizophrenia Research, 171, 137-139.

Smith M. J., Greenberg J. S., Sciortino S. A., Sandoval G. M., & Lukens E. P. (2016). Life course challenges faced by siblings of individuals with schizophrenia may increase risk for depressive symptoms. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 12, 147-151.

Karpouzian, T. M., Alden, E. C., Reilly, J. L., & Smith, M. J. (2016). High functioning individuals with schizophrenia have preserved social perception but not mentalizing abilities. Schizophrenia Research, 171, 137-139.

Smith, M. J., Greenberg, J. S., Sciortino, S. A., Sandoval, G. M., & Lukens, E. P. (2016). Life course challenges faced by siblings of individuals with schizophrenia may increase risk for depressive symptoms. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 12, 147-151.

Smith, M. J., Bell, M. D., Wright, M. A., Humm, L. B., Olsen, D., & Fleming, M. F. (2016). Virtual reality job interview training and 6-month employment outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders seeking employment. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 44(3), 323-332.

Schultz B. R., Rodriquez-Cabezas L., Angres D., & Smith M. J. (2015). Treatment strategies for cannabis use in schizophrenia. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 2, 168-181.

Smith M. J., Schroeder M. P., Abram S. V., Goldman M. B., Parrish T. B., Wang X., Derntl B., Habel U., Decety J., & Reilly J. L., Csernansky J. G., Breiter H. C. (2015). Alterations in brain activation during cognitive empathy are related to social functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 41, 211-22.

Smith M. J., Humm L. B., Fleming M. F., Jordan N., Wright M. A., Ginger E. J., Wright K., Olsen D., & Bell M. D. (2015). Virtual Reality Job Interview Training in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 42, 271-279.

Smith M. J., Fleming M. F., Wright M. A., Roberts A. G., Humm L. B., Olsen D., & Bell M. D. (2015). Virtual reality job interview training and 6-month employment outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia seeking employment. Schizophrenia Research, 166, 86-91.

Smith M. J., Cobia D. J., Reilly JL, Gilman JM, Roberts AG*, Alpert KA, & Wang L, Breiter HC, Csernansky JC. (2015). Cannabis-related episodic memory deficits and hippocampal morphological differences in healthy individuals and schizophrenia subjects. Hippocampus, 25(9), 1042-1051.

Smith M. J., Fleming M. F., Wright M. A., Losh M., Humm L. B., Olsen D., & Bell M. D. (2015). Vocational outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorders at six months after virtual reality job interview training. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 45, 3364-3369.

Alden E. C., Cobia D. J., Reilly J. L., & Smith M. J. (2015). Cluster analysis differentiates high and low community functioning in schizophrenia: Subgroups differ on working memory but not other neurocognitive domains. Schizophrenia Research, 168, 273-278.

Smith M. J., Fleming M. F., Wright M. A., Jordan N., Humm L. B., Olsen D., & Bell M. D. (2015). Job offers among adults with severe mental illness after virtual reality job interview training. Psychiatric Services, 66, 1173-1179.

Smith, M. J., Fleming, M. F., Wright, M. A., Losh, M., Humm, L. B., Olsen, D., & Bell, M. D. (2015). Brief Report: Vocational outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorders at six months after virtual reality job interview training. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 45, 3364-3369.

Smith M. J., Horan W. P., Cobia D. J., Karpouzian T. M., Fox J. M., Reilly J. L., & Breiter H. C. (2014). Performance-based empathy mediates the influence of working memory on social competence in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40, 824-834.

Smith M. J., Wang L., Cronenwett W., Goldman M. B., Mamah D., & Barch D. M., Breiter H. C., Csernansky J. G. (2014). Cannabis-related working memory deficits and associated subcortical morphological differences in healthy individuals and schizophrenia subjects. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40(2), 287-299.

Abram S. V., Karpouzian T. M., Derntl B., Habel U., Reilly J. L., & Smith M. J. (2014). Accurate perception of negative emotions predicts functional capacity in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 216, 6-11.

Abramowitz A. C., Ginger E. J., Gollan J. K., & Smith M. J. (2014). Empathy, depressive symptoms, and social functioning among individuals with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 216, 325-332.

Womer F. Y., Wang L., Alpert K. I., Smith M. J., Csernansky J. G., Barch D. M., & Mamah D. (2014). Basal ganglia and thalamic morphology in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Psychiatry Research, 223, 75-83.

Smith M. J., Ginger E. J., Wright K., Wright M. A., Humm L. B., Olsen D., Bell M. B., & Fleming M. F. (2014). Virtual Reality Job Interview Training in Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 202, 659-667.

Smith M. J., Ginger E. J., Wright K., Wright M. A., Taylor J. L., Boteler Humm L., Olsen D., Bell M. B., & Fleming M. F. (2014). Virtual Reality Job Interview Training in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2450-2463.

Humm L. B., Olsen D., Bell M., Fleming M. F., & Smith M. J. (2014). Simulated job interview improves skills for adults with serious mental illness. Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine, 199, 50-54.

Michaels T. M., Horan W. P., Ginger E. J., Martinovich Z., Pinkham A. E., & Smith M. J. (2014). Cognitive empathy contributes to poor social functioning in schizophrenia: evidence from a new self-report measure of cognitive and affective empathy. Psychiatry Research, 220, 803-810.

Smith M. J. & Csernansky J. G. (2012). Clinical Implications of Alcohol Use Disorders in Schizophrenia. Neuropsychiatry, 2, 1-14.

Smith M. J., Horan W. P., Karpouzian T. M., Abram S. V., Cobia D., & Csernansky J. G. (2012). Self-reported empathy deficits are uniquely associated with poor functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 137, 196-202.

Cobia D. J., Smith M. J., Wang L., & Csernansky J. G. (2012). Longitudinal Progression of Frontal and Temporal Lobe Changes in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 139, 1-6.

Smith M. J. & Csernansky J. G. (2011). Thought, Feeling and Action in Real Time—Monitoring of Drug Use in Schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 120-122.

Smith M. J., Wang L., Cronenwett W., Mamah D., Barch D. M., & Csernansky J. G. (2011). Thalamic Morphology in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 378-385.

Smith M. J., Wang L., Cronenwett W., Goldman M. G., Mamah D., Barch D. M., & Csernansky, J. G. (2011). Alcohol Use Disorders Contribute to Hippocampus and Subcortical Shape Differences in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 131, 174-183.

Mamah D., Wang L., Csernansky J. G., Rice J., Smith M. J., & Barch D. M. (2010). Morphometry of the hippocampus and amygdala in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Bipolar Disorders, 12, 341-343.

Smith M. J., Barch D. M., & Csernansky J. G. (2009). Bridging the gap between schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: relating neurocognitive deficits to psychopathology. Schizophrenia Research, 107, 69-75.

Smith M. J., Thirthalli J., Abdallah A. B., Murray R. M., & Cottler L. B. (2009). Prevalence of psychotic symptoms in substance users: A comparison across substances. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 50, 245-250.

Smith M. J. & Greenberg J. S. (2008). Factors Contributing to the Quality of Sibling Relationships for Adults with Schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services, 59, 57-62.

Magaña S. & Smith M. J. (2008). Health behaviors, health care utilization, and access to health care in the stress process and physical health of mothers caring for a child with a developmental disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 46, 267-280.

Smith M. J., Barch, D. M., Thompson P., & Csernansky J. G. (2008). Subclinical expression of schizophrenia-like symptoms in non-psychotic siblings of individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 103, 324-235.

Smith M. J., Cloninger C. R., Harms M. P., & Csernansky J. G. (2008). Temperament and character as schizophrenia-related endophenotypes in non-psychotic siblings. Schizophrenia Research, 104, 198-205.

Smith M. J., Barch D. M., Wolf T. J., Mamah D., & Csernansky J. G. (2008). Elevated rates of substance use disorders in non-psychotic siblings of individuals with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 106, 294-299.

Seltzer M. M., Greenberg J. S., Orsmond G. I., Lounds J., & Smith M. J. (2008). Unanticipated lives: Inter- and intra-generational relationships in families with children with disabilities. In Booth, A., Crouter, A. C., Bianchi, S., & Seltzer, J. A. (Eds.). Caring and exchange within and across generations. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

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