Craig W. Smith, PhD

Faculty Senator

Craig W. Smith Faculty Senate photo


Areas of Expertise:

  • Marriage and Family Therapy        
  • Medical Family Therapy
  • Research on psychosocial impact of illness and trauma on individuals and families
  • Implementation and effectiveness of integrated behavioral health care


  • Ph.D., Brigham Young University
  • M.S., University of Arizona
  • B.S., Utah State University


Development of a Simulation Model of Depression

Selected Publications:

  • Guthrie, M., Zubatsky, M., & Smith, C. (2016). Family Stress and Counseling. In Paulman, P. & Taylor, R.B. (7th Ed.), Family Medicine: Principles and Practice. Springer Publishing.
  • Heiden-Rootes, K.M., Salas, J., Scherer, J., Schneider, D., & Smith, C. (2016). Comparison of Medical Record Diagnoses for Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Partnered Patients. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 29(6), 688-693.
  • Smith, C.W. (2014). Intimacy and Technology: Is there an app for that? A Review of: The Couple and Family Technology Framework: Intimate relationships in a digital age. PsychCritiques.
  • Smith, C. W., Maxwell, K., Johnson, L. N. (2014). Using technology effectively in clinical couple and family research. Advanced Methods in Family Therapy Research: A focus on validity and change. Johnson, L. N. & Miller R. B. (Eds.) New York: Routledge.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Marriage and Family Sciences, Northcentral University.
  • Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director, Division of Behavioral Medicine & Medical Family Therapy Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University.
  • Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.