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Karen Smith, Ph.D.




Professor of Pediatrics; Pediatric Psychologist


Appointments: 409-772-281
(In Galveston only)



Mailing Address

301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0319

Dr. Smith is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her B.S. in Psychology in 1979 from the University of South Alabama in Birmingham and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1987 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham after completing a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1985-86.

Dr. Smith is interested in family interactions that support children’s development with a specific interest in parenting. Her clinical expertise involves assessment of development, emotions, and learning for children with or without a specific medical condition. She currently supports the collection of developmental outcome data for the UTMB Maternal Fetal Medicine Network site.

Karen Smith, Ph.D.