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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

Treatment, Innovation & Dissemination Research Group
Year Description
2019 Cobia D., Gale S., Lindsey H., Hedges D., Wyman C., Smith M. J., Csernansky J. G., Wang L., & Yolken R. H. (2019, April). Cytomegalovirus seropositivity is associated with regional cortical thinning in schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for International Research on Schizophrenia, Orlando, FL.
2019 Smith M. J., Smith J. D., Fleming M. F., Jordan N., Bell M. D., Mueser K. T., McGurk S. R., Oulvey E. A., & Razzano L. A. (2019, April). Preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial to evaluate virtual reality job interview as an enhancement to the individual placement and support model of supported employment. Poster presented at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for International Research on Schizophrenia, Orlando, FL.
2019 Cobia, D., Smith, M. J., Rich C., Csernansky J. G., & Wang L. (2019, February). Basal ganglia shape features differentiate schizoaffective disorder from schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New York City, NY.
2019 Smith M. J., Pinto R. M., Dawalt L., Smith J. D., Sherwood K., Miles R., Taylor J., Hume K., Dawkins T., Baker-Ericzen M., Frazier T., Humm L., & Steacy C. (2019, May). Adapting Virtual Reality JobInterview Training for Transition-Age Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research, Ontario, Canada.
2019 Smith M. J., Pinto R. M., Dawalt L., Smith J. D., Sherwood K., Miles R., Taylor J., Hume K., Dawkins T., Baker-Ericzen M., Frazier T., Humm L., & Steacy C. (2019, January). Adapting virtual reality job interview training for transition-age youth on the autism spectrum. Oral Presentation at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Social Work and Research. San Francisco.
2019 Smith M. J. (2019, July). Virtual Job Interview Training Enhances Transition Services, Oral presentation at the Summer Institute for the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education. Traverse City.
2019 Smith M. J. (2019, July). Virtual Reality Job Interview Training: Supporting Decarceration and Reentry Initiatives. Annual Meeting for the Correctional Education Association. Detroit.
2018 Cobia D., Paxton H., Smith M. J., Csernansky J. G., & Wang L. (2018, February). Subcortical features of dorsolateral prefrontal circuitry in neuropsychologically near-normal schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.
2018 Smith M. J. & Fox J. M. (2018, January). Default Mode Functional Connectivity Predicts Social Functioning in Schizophrenia. Symposium Oral Presentation at the 2018 Annual Meeting for the Society of Social Work and Research. Washington DC.
2018 Alden E. C., Cobia D. J., Reilly J. L., Wang L., Alpert K. I., Csernansky J. G., & Smith M. J. (2018, February). Verbal working memory and hippocampal surface anatomy in high and low functioning schizophrenia. Oral presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
2018 Smith M. J., Smith J. D., Fleming M. F., Jordan N., Bell M. D., Mueser K., McGurck S., & Razzano L. (2018, August). Preliminary Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Job Interview Training for Adults with SMI enrolled in IPS. Oral presentation at the 24th Mental Health Services Research Conference for the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD.
2018 Graham A. K., Smith M. J., Sax R. M., Spencer E., Razzano L. A., & Jordan N. (2018, November). The cost to install a virtual reality job interview training program for adults with severe mental illness. In S.N. Vas (Chair) Closing the treatment gap: Technological applications of evidence-based interventions for treatment and training. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
2017 Cobia D., Smith M. J., Csernansky J. G., & Wang L. (2017, February). Hippocampal shape features relate to limbic integrity and episodic memory function in neuropsychologically near-normal schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.
2017 Petersen J., Cobia D. J., Wang L., Csernansky J. G., & Smith M. J. (2017, March). The Relationship Between Changes in Cortical Thickness and Cognitive Empathy in Individuals with Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. San Diego, CA.
2017 Cobia D., Perry C., Gale S., Hedges D., Smith M. J., Wang L., & Csernansky J. G. (2017, March). Toxoplasma gondii affects posterior association cortex and related functions in healthy, but not schizophrenia, individuals. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, San Diego, CA.
2017 Smith M. J., Jordan N., Smith J. D., Brown C. H., Humm L. B., Olsen D. E., Fleming M. F., Bell, M. D. (2017, January). Enhanced Interviewing Skills from Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Help Emerging Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Adults with Severe Mental Illness Obtain Job Offers in the Community. Oral Presentation at 2017 Annual Meeting for the Society of Social Work and Research. New Orleans, LA.
2017 Smith M. J., Shattuck P., Smith L., Bishop-Fitzpatrick L., & Baker-Erikzen M. (2017, January). Evidence-Based Practices Targeting Vocational Readiness and Outcomes for Emerging Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Symposium Chair, Symposium Presented at 2017 Annual Meeting for the Society of Social Work and Research. New Orleans, LA.
2017 Smith M. J., Smith J. D., Brown C. H., Fleming M. F., Humm L. B., Olsen D., Bell M. D. (2017, March). Virtual Reality-Enhanced Job Interview Skills Help Individuals with Severe Mental Illness Obtain Job Offers. Oral presentation at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. San Diego, CA.
2016 Smith M. J., Humm L. B., Olsen D. E., Bell M. D., Fleming M. F. (2016, May). 6-Month Follow-Up After Virtual Job Interview Training in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Atlanta, GA.
2016 Fox J. M., Abram S. V., Alden E., & Smith M. J. (2016, February). Default Mode Functional Connectivity Predicts Working Memory in Low Functioning Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 44th International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.
2016 Karpouzian T. M., Schroeder M. P., Abram S. V., Reilly J. L., & Smith M. J. (2016). Neural Correlates of Facial Affect Perception in High and Low Functioning Individuals with Schizophrenia. Poster presentation at the Schizophrenia International Research Society. Florence, Italy, April.
2016 Alden E., Cobia D. J., Reilly J. L., & Smith M. J. (2016). Cortical and Subcortical Abnormalities in Working Memory Neurocircuitry in High and Low Functioning Individuals with Schizophrenia. Poster presentation at the Schizophrenia International Research Society. Florence, Italy, April.
2016 Abram S. V., Wisner K. M., DeYoung C. G., Smith M. J., MacDonald A. W. III (2016). A Dimensional Approach to Elucidating the Neural Basis of Psychotic Spectrum Traits. Paper presented at the Schizophrenia International Research Society. Florence, Italy, April.
2016 Smith M. J., Humm L. B., Olsen D. E., Bell M. D., Fleming M. F. (2016). 6-Month Follow-Up After Virtual Job Interview Training in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Atlanta, GA, May.
2015 Michaels T. M., Horan W. P., Ginger E. J., Martinovich Z., Pinkham A. E., & Smith M. J. (2015, April). Cognitive empathy contributes to poor social functioning in schizophrenia: Evidence from a new self-report measure of cognitive and affective empathy. Poster presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Colorado Springs, CO.
2015 Alden E., Cobia D. J., Reilly J. L., & Smith M. J. (2015, April). Understanding Neurocognitive Differences Between Schizophrenia Subjects With High and Low Community Functioning. Poster presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Colorado Springs, CO.
2015 Abram S. V., Wisner K. M., Fox J. M., Wang L., DeYoung C. G., MacDonald III A. W., & Smith M. J. (2015, April). Resting State Connectivity in Schizophrenia Predicts Cognitive Empathy Deficits and Negative Symptoms. Poster presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Colorado Springs, CO.
2015 Stern D., Livengood S., Breiter H. C., Wang L., & Smith M. J. (2015, April). Difference in correlations between cortical thickness and empathic functioning in schizophrenia. Poster presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Colorado Springs, CO.
2015 Roberts A. G., Cobia D. J., Reilly J. L., Gilman J. M., Alpert K. A., Wang L., Breiter H. C., Csernansky JC, & Smith MJ. (2015, April). Cannabis-related episodic memory deficits and hippocampal morphological differences in healthy individuals and schizophrenia subjects. Poster presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Colorado Springs, CO.
2015 Smith M. J., Fleming M. F., Wright M. A., Boteler Humm L., Olsen D., & Bell M. D. (2015, April). Virtual reality job interview training and 6-month employment outcomes for individuals with schizophrenia seeking employment. Poster presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Colorado Springs, CO.
2015 Fox J. M. & Smith M. J. (2015). Default Mode Functional Connectivity Predicts Social Functioning in Schizophrenia. Oral presentation at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Colorado Springs, CO, April.

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