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photo Kenneth J. Smith, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science

Email: smithkj2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-4794

Contact
Office: Suite 200
200 Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-647-4794
Fax: 412-246-6954
E-mail: smithkj2@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
BS, Penn State University, 1976
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1979
MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1982
Research Interest
Dr. Smith is a Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science and a core faculty member of the Center for Research on Health Care at the University of Pittsburgh. His research centers on the cost-effectiveness of common medical interventions, most notably on pneumococcal, influenza, and varicella vaccination. He has published in many other areas, including pelvic inflammatory disease, influenza management strategies, diabetes prevention and treatment, VA formulary decisions, anticoagulation and thrombotic disorder management, and hospital-physician communication. In addition, Dr. Smith is Deputy Editor of the journal Medical Decision Making.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Efficacy of Tympanostomy Tubes for Children with Recurrent Acute Otitis Media
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Grant Number: U01 DC013995
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2020
Title: Analyzing Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination Implementation in the Underserved
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: R01 AI116575
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2019
Title: A Vaccination SOP Toolkit in Diverse Practices Implemented & Tested with RE-AIM
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Center for Disease Control
Grant Number: U01 IP000662
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Center for Disease Control
Grant Number: U48 DP005001
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: Pragmatic Trial of Behavioral Interventions for Insomnia in Hypertensive Patients
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: UH2 HL125103
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: Future of Influenza Vaccine Strategies Given Interference and Choice
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of General Medical Science
Grant Number: R01 GM111121
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2018
Title: VA Center for High Value Pharmacy (Partnered Research and QI Projects)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: VA Pharmacy Benefits Management Center for Medication Safety
Grant Number: Admin XVA 72-171
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2015
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Research Education Core
Role: ICRE Faculty
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: UL1 TR000005
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Title: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Physical Therapy for Individuals with Knee OA
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: R01 HS019624
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2014
Title: Virtual Continuity and its Impact on Complex Hospitalized Patients' Care
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: R18 HS018151
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2013
Title: Alternative Strategies for Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: R01 AI076256
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2013
Notable Achievements
Distinguished Mentor Award, Institute for Clinical Research Education, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
Letter of Commendation for work as an ad hoc reviewer for Medical Decision Making, 2008
Letter of Commendation for work as an instructor on the Inpatient General Internal Medicine Wards, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2005
Letters of Commendation for work as an ad hoc reviewer for the Annals of Internal Medicine, 1999, 2000, 2008
W.W.G. MacLachlan Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1999
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1995