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

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Patient Care Bio

Tristram Smith, Ph.D., is the Haggerty-Friedman Professor of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatric Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), where he leads federally funded studies comparing the efficacy of different interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He is also a clinician in URMC's Community Consultation Program, serving students with ASD and other intellectual disabilities in schools and other agencies. His commitment to the study and treatment of children with ASD began in 1982, when he had the opportunity to volunteer as a buddy for an adult with autism who lived near his college.

This experience inspired him to apply to graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied clinical psychology and worked as a therapist and researcher with O. Ivar Lovaas, Ph.D., in the UCLA Young Autism Project. Before moving to Rochester in 2000, he directed clinics for children with autism and their families in the states of California, Iowa, and Washington.

Current Appointments

Haggerty-Friedman Professorship in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatric Research - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SMD) - Primary

Education

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