Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Justin Dean Smith, PhD

Justin Dean Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Preventive Medicine

Focus of Work


Implementation of family-centered prevention and health promotion programs in real-world delivery systems Family processes in the development and prevention of pediatric obesity Development and evaluation of individually-tailored and adaptive interventions Longitudinal modeling (multilevel and latent growth, complier average causal effect, growth mixture) Analysis and design of time-series experiments for intervention effects


Education and Certification

  • MA: University of Tennessee, Psychology (2007)
  • PhD: University of Tennessee, Clinical Psychology (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Oregon, Development and Psychopathology (2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Arizona State University, Preventive Medicine (2014)