Tristram H. Smith, Ph.D.

Tristram H. Smith, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 671
Rochester, NY 14642

Administrative: (585) 275-6605
Fax: (585) 275-3366

Research Bio

Dr. Smith and colleagues conduct studies on the efficacy of interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One area of interest is early intensive behavioral intervention, which begins at the age of four years or younger and involves the provision of 20 or more hours per week of service. Other current studies involve comparing outcomes of interventions such as different models of intervention for establishing communication in nonverbal children with autism, approaches to helping parents become effective teachers for their children, and medications and behavioral interventions for children with ASD who also have challenging behaviors.

Recent Journal Articles

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Aman, M. G., Smith, T., Arnold, L. E., Corbett-Dick, P., Tumuluru, R., Hollway, J. A., Hyman, S.L., Mendoza-Burchamc, M., Pan, X., Mruzek. D.W., Lecavalier, L., Levato, L., Silverman, L. B. & Handen, B. "A review of atomoxetine effects in young people with developmental disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities,". Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2014; 35(6): 1412-1424.
Silverman, L. B., Hollway, J. A., Smith, T., Aman, M. G., Arnold, L. A., Pan, X., & Handen, B. L. "A multisite trial of atomoxetine and parent training in children with autism spectrum disorders: Rationale and design challenges." Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2014; 8: 899-907.
2013 May
Kasari C, Smith T. "Interventions in schools for children with autism spectrum disorder: methods and recommendations." Autism : the international journal of research and practice. 2013 May; 17(3):254-67. Epub 2013 Apr 16.
2013 Apr
Bearss K, Johnson C, Handen B, Smith T, Scahill L. "A pilot study of parent training in young children with autism spectrum disorders and disruptive behavior." Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2013 Apr; 43(4):829-40.
2013 Apr
Bearss K, Lecavalier L, Minshawi N, Johnson C, Smith T, Handen B, Sukhodolsky D, Aman M, Swiezy N, Butter E, Scahill L. "Toward an exportable parent training program for disruptive behaviors in autism spectrum disorders." Neuropsychiatry. 2013 Apr; 3(2):169-180.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Clinical Psychology | University of California1990
MA | Clinical Psychology | University of California1985
BA | Psychology | Yale University1983