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 minimally verbal children with ASD, 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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2016 Nov
Hollway JA, Aman MG, Mendoza-Burcham MI, Silverman L, Arnold LE, Tumuluru R, Handen BL, Lecavalier L, Page K, Sayre P, Smith T. "Caregiver Satisfaction with a Multisite Trial of Atomoxetine and Parent Training for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Behavioral Noncompliance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology. 2016 Nov; 26(9):807-814. Epub 2016 Jan 21.
2016 Jul
Chowdhury M, Aman MG, Lecavalier L, Smith T, Johnson C, Swiezy N, McCracken JT, King B, McDougle CJ, Bearss K, Deng Y, Scahill L. "Factor structure and psychometric properties of the revised Home Situations Questionnaire for autism spectrum disorder: The Home Situations Questionnaire-Autism Spectrum Disorder." Autism : the international journal of research and practice. 2016 Jul; 20(5):528-37. Epub 2015 Jul 17.
2016 Feb
Leaf JB, Leaf R, McEachin J, Taubman M, Ala'i-Rosales S, Ross RK, Smith T, Weiss MJ. "Applied Behavior Analysis is a Science and, Therefore, Progressive." Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2016 Feb; 46(2):720-31.
2016 Jan
Hyman SL, Stewart PA, Foley J, Cain U, Peck R, Morris DD, Wang H, Smith T. "The Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Diet: A Double-Blind Challenge Trial in Children with Autism." Journal of autism and developmental disorders. 2016 Jan; 46(1):205-20.
2016 Jan
Fortuna RJ, Robinson L, Smith TH, Meccarello J, Bullen B, Nobis K, Davidson PW. "Health Conditions and Functional Status in Adults with Autism: A Cross-Sectional Evaluation." Journal of general internal medicine. 2016 Jan; 31(1):77-84. Epub 2015 Sep 11.

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


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