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Kevin C. Smith, Ph.D., CBSM

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Kevin C. Smith, Ph.D., CBSM

Pediatric Psychologist
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Sleep Disorders Center

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri
Kansas City School of Medicine.

Kansas City, Missouri USA

Dr. Kevin C. Smith is a pediatric psychologist in the Sleep Disorders Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his Ph.D. at Virginia Commonwealth University and is board certified in sleep behavior medicine. Dr. Smith serves as a board member of the Interdivisional Healthcare Committee of the American Psychological Association, the Accreditation Committee of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and Sleepyhead Beds – a non-profit organization that supplies children in need with beds and cribs. His research interests and activities include hospital employee sleep health, and sleep quality of pediatric inpatients and their families.

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Austin, H., Smith, K.C., Ward, W. (2013). Psychological assessment of the bariatric surgery candidate.Surgery for Obesity and related Disorders, 9 (3), 474-480.

Austin, H., Smith, K.C., Ward, W. (2012). Bariatric surgery in adolescents: What the rationale? What’s rational? International Review of Psychiatry, 24(3), 254-261.

Smith, K.C., Kelleher, K., Barth, R., Coben, J., Hazen, A., Connelly, C., & Rolls, J. (2005). Overview of the children and domestic violence services study. Children and Youth Services Review, 27, 1243-1258.

Child Dependency Mediation In Virginia.House Document, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2003.

Stolberg, A.L., Volenik, A., Henderson, S.H., Smith, K.C., van Schaick, K.B., Macie, K.B., McMichael, S., Taylor, R., Brown, J.B., Aldridge, H., & O’Gara, E. (2002). Denied visitation, its impact on children’s psychological adjustment, and a nationwide review of the state code. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 36, 1-19.

Smith, K.C. Summary of psychological literature on the issue of child custody (2001). In House Document No. 24, Commonwealth of Virginia: Influence on judges’ decisions in child custody disputes in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Grant, K., Poindexter, L., Davis, T., Cho, M., McCormick, A., & Smith, K.C. (2000). Economic stress and psychological distress among urban African American adolescents: The Mediating Role of Parents. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 20, 25-36.

Smith, KC. The Impact of an Inexpensive, E-mail-based Sleep Wellness Program on Hospital Employees’ Insomnia and Sleep Quality. Invited speaker. 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Melbourne, Australia, June, 2016.

Smith, KC., Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine: Tips and Tools for Practitioners. Workshop speaker. American Psychological Association National Conference Washington DC, August, 2014; Honolulu, HI, August, 2013.

Smith, KC., Sleep, Performance and the Workplace. Invited Grand Rounds Speaker, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013.

Smith, KC., Sleep, Performance and the Workplace. Invited Grand Rounds Speaker, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, April, 2013.

Smith, KC., Nadler, C., Hickey, C., Widener, S., Shroyer, L. & Black, P. (2013).Effects of individual and environmental variables, quality and quantity of parents’ sleep in a Children’s hospital. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, Baltimore, MD.

Nadler, C., Smith, KC., Hickey, C., Widener, S., Shroyer, L. & Black, P. (2013).Pediatric sleep during inpatient hospitalization: Preliminary findings. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Smith, KC., Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Approaches to Treating Sleep Disturbance. Invited speaker and panelist. Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine National Conference, Boston, MA, June, 2012.

Smith, KC., Sleep, Performance and the Workplace. Invited Speaker. Grand Rounds, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, July, 2012.

Smith, KC., Trauma and Pediatric Sleep: Invited Speaker. Joplin Pediatricians Speaker Series, Joplin, MO, October, 2011.

Smith, KC., Using Health and Behavior Codes to Help Sustain Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. Invited speaker and panelist. American Psychological Association National Conference, San Diego, CA, August, 2010.

Smith, KC., Practice Challenges – Hospital-Based Versus Private Practice and Urban/Suburban Versus Rural Settings. Invited speaker and panelist. American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June, 2010.

Smith, KC., Identifying the Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Candidate: Evidence-based Practice or Putting the Cart Before the Horse? Invited speaker and panelist. American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery National Conference, Grapevine, TX, June, 2009.

Eneli, I., Wang, W., Smith, K.C., Micucci, K.M….Murray, R. (2009). Improvements in anthropometric, quality of life and metabolic outcomes in the New U program: A six-month multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention.

Smith, KC., Integrating diabetes into your family and marriage. Invited speaker. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation “Diabetes Family Seminar,” Williamsburg, Virginia, May, 2002.

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