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Justin D. Smith

Justin D. Smith, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Population Health Sciences

Academic Office Information

Education History

Fellowship Implementation Research Institute (IRI), Washington University in St. Louis
Child Intervention, Prevention and Services (ChIPS) Summer Research Institute
Fellowship Training Institute in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)
Institute for Research and Education Advancing Children’s Health (REACH), Arizona State University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellowship Prevention Science Institute, University of Oregon
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus
Predoctoral Clinical Internship
Doctoral Training University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Undergraduate Whitworth University
Undergraduate Montana State University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Szymczak JE, Petty LA, Gandhi TN, Neetz RA, Hersh A, Presson AP, Lindenauer PK, Bernstein SJ, Muller BM, White AT, Horowitz JK, Flanders SA, Smith JD, Vaughn VM (2024). Protocol for a parallel cluster randomized trial of a participatory tailored approach to reduce overuse of antibiotics at hospital discharge: the ROAD home trial. Implement Sci, 19(1), 23. (Read full article)
  2. Blajeski S, Smith MJ, Harrington M, Johnson J, Ross B, Weaver A, Razzano LA, Pashka N, Brown A, Prestipino J, Nelson K, Lieberman T, Jordan N, Oulvey EA, Mueser KT, McGurk SR, Bell MD, Smith JD (2023). A Mixed-Methods Implementation Evaluation of Virtual Reality Job Interview Training in IPS Supported Employment. Psychiatr Serv, 75(3), 228-236. (Read full article)
  3. Smith JD, Li DH, Merle JL, Keiser B, Mustanski B, Benbow ND (2024). Adjunctive interventions: change methods directed at recipients that support uptake and use of health innovations. Implement Sci, 19(1), 10. (Read full article)
  4. Finlay-Jones AL, Ang JE, Brook J, Lucas JD, MacNeill LA, Mancini VO, Kottampally K, Elliott C, Smith JD, Wakschlag LS (2023). Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Early Irritability as a Transdiagnostic Neurodevelopmental Vulnerability to Later Mental Health Problems. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 63(2), 184-215. (Read full article)
  5. Smith JD, Norton WE, Mitchell SA, Cronin C, Hassett MJ, Ridgeway JL, Garcia SF, Osarogiagbon RU, Dizon DS, Austin JD, Battestilli W, Richardson JE, Tesch NK, Cella D, Cheville AL, DiMartino LD, IMPACT Consortium (2023). The Longitudinal Implementation Strategy Tracking System (LISTS): feasibility, usability, and pilot testing of a novel method. Implement Sci Commun, 4(1), 153. (Read full article)
  6. Wiggins JL, Urea Rosario A, Zhang Y, MacNeill L, Yu Q, Norton E, Smith JD, Wakschlag LS (2023). Advancing earlier transdiagnostic identification of mental health risk: A pragmatic approach at the transition to toddlerhood. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res, 32(S1), e1989. (Read full article)
  7. Wiggins JL, Urea Rosario A, MacNeill LA, Krogh-Jespersen S, Briggs-Gowan M, Smith JD, Wakschlag LS (2023). Prevalence, stability, and predictive utility of the Multidimensional Assessment of Preschoolers Scales clinically optimized irritability score: Pragmatic early assessment of mental disorder risk. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res, 32(S1), e1991. (Read full article)
  8. Smith AW, DiMartino L, Garcia SF, Mitchell SA, Ruddy KJ, Smith JD, Wong SL, Cahue S, Cella D, Jensen RE, Hassett MJ, Hodgdon C, Kroner B, Osarogiagbon RU, Popovic J, Richardson K, Schrag D, Cheville AL, IMPACT Consortium (2023). Systematic symptom management in the IMPACT Consortium: rationale and design for 3 effectiveness-implementation trials. JNCI Cancer Spectr, 7(6). (Read full article)
  9. Sierra-Velez D, Gundewar A, Persaud A, Simione M, Castro I, Perkins M, Lindros J, Salmon J, Smith JD, Taveras EM, Fiechtner L (2023). Stakeholders' perception of factors influencing adoption of a pediatric weight management intervention: a qualitative study. Front Public Health, 11, 1045618. (Read full article)
  10. Simmons RG, Baayd J, Tak C, Turok DK, Elliott S, Smith JD (2023). A stakeholder-developed logic model to improve utilization of pharmacy-prescribed contraception in Utah. Implement Sci Commun, 4(1), 124. (Read full article)
  11. Stadnick NA, Laurent LC, Cain KL, Seifert M, Burola ML, Salgin L, Watson P, Oswald W, Munoz FA, Velasquez SF, Smith JD, Zou J, Rabin BA (2023). Community-engaged optimization of COVID-19 rapid evaluation and testing experiences: roll-out implementation optimization trial. Implement Sci, 18(1), 46. (Read full article)
  12. McHugh M, Heinrich J, Philbin S, Bishop D, Smith JD, Knapke JM, Day A, Walunas TL (2022). Declining Participation in Primary Care Quality Improvement Research: A Qualitative Study. Ann Fam Med, 21(5), 388-394. (Read full article)
  13. Krefman AE, Ciolino JD, Kan AK, Maki B, McHugh M, Smith JD, Bannon J, Carroll AJ, Bustamante P, Frye C, Hitsman B, Day A, Walunas TL (2023). Rationale and design for Healthy Hearts for Michigan (HH4M): A pragmatic single-arm hybrid effectiveness-implementation study. Contemp Clin Trials Commun, 35, 101199. (Read full article)
  14. Rafferty M, Stoff L, Smith JD, Hansen P, Briody M, Diaz C, ODonnell L, Heinemann AW, Brown CH, Lieber RL (2023). Promoting Evidence-Based Practice: The Influence of Novel Structural Change to Accelerate Translational Rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 104(8), 1289-1299. (Read full article)
  15. Knapp AA, Hersch E, Wijaya C, Herrera MA, Kruzan KP, Carroll AJ, Lee S, Baker A, Gray A, Harris V, Simmons R, Kour Sodhi D, Hannah N, Reddy M, Karnik NS, Smith JD, Brown CH, Mohr DC (2023). "The library is so much more than books": considerations for the design and implementation of teen digital mental health services in public libraries. Front Digit Health, 5, 1183319. (Read full article)
  16. Berkel C, Knox DC, Flemotomos N, Martinez VR, Atkins DC, Narayanan SS, Rodriguez LA, Gallo CG, Smith JD (2023). A machine learning approach to improve implementation monitoring of family-based preventive interventions in primary care. Implement Res Pract, 4, 26334895231187906. (Read full article)
  17. Hasan MM, Rafferty MR, Tawfik S, Tawfik A, Beestrum M, Smith JD, Hirschhorn LR, Roth EJ, Woods DM (2023). Implementation of Home-Based Telerehabilitation of Patients With Stroke in the United States: Protocol for a Realist Review. JMIR Res Protoc, 12, e47009. (Read full article)
  18. Smith MJ, Sherwood K, Sung C, Williams ED, Ross B, Sharma S, Sharma A, Harrington M, Brown C, Telfer D, Bond J, Toda S, Kearon D, Morrow S, Lovelace T, Dababnah S, Kattari SK, Magaa S, Watkins T, Liggett C, Riddle E, Smith JD, Hume K, Dawkins T, Baker-Ericzn M, Eack SM, Sinco B, Burke-Miller JK, Olsen D, Elkins J, Humm L, Steacy C (2023). Enhancing pre-employment transition services: A type 1 hybrid randomized controlled trial protocol for evaluating WorkChat: A Virtual Workday among autistic transition-age youth. Contemp Clin Trials Commun, 34, 101153. (Read full article)
  19. Harris A, Jordan N, Carroll AJ, Graham AK, Wilson C, Wilson FA, Berkel C, Smith JD (2023). A budget impact analysis of cost to implement a whole child health focused, family-based intervention in primary care for children with elevated BMI. Implement Sci Commun, 4(1), 59. (Read full article)
  20. Smith JD, Agrawal A, Wicklund C, Duquette D, Friedewald J, Rasmussen LV, Gacki-Smith J, Tandon SD, Muhammad LN, Yancy CW, Dong S, Cooper M, Gilbert A, Shetty A, Gordon EJ (2023). Implementation of a culturally competent APOL1 genetic testing programme into living donor evaluation: A two-site, non-randomised, pre-post trial design. BMJ Open, 13(5), e067657. (Read full article)
  21. Carroll AJ, Mohanty N, Wallace AS, Langman CB, Smith JD (2023). Perspectives of Primary Care Clinicians on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Hypertension. Fam Community Health, 46(2), 123-127. (Read full article)
  22. Yanez B, Czech KA, Buitrago D, Smith JD, Schueller SM, Taub CJ, Kircher S, Garcia SF, Bass M, Mercer AM, Silvera CA, Scholtens D, Peipert JD, Psihogios AM, Duffecy J, Cella D, Antoni MH, Penedo FJ (2023). Effectiveness and implementation of an electronic health record-integrated digital health intervention for managing depressive symptoms in ambulatory oncology: The My Well-Being Guide study rationale and protocol. Contemp Clin Trials, 127, 107121. (Read full article)
  23. Mustanski B, Saber R, Jones JP, Macapagal K, Benbow N, Li DH, Brown CH, Janulis P, Smith JD, Marsh E, Schackman BR, Linas BP, Madkins K, Swann G, Dean A, Bettin E, Savinkina A (2023). Keep It Up! 3.0: Study protocol for a type III hybrid implementation-effectiveness cluster-randomized trial. Contemp Clin Trials, 127, 107134. (Read full article)
  24. Merle JL, Li D, Keiser B, Zamantakis A, Queiroz A, Gallo CG, Villamar JA, McKay V, Zapata JP, Mustanski B, Benbow N, Smith JD (2023). Categorising implementation determinants and strategies within the US HIV implementation literature: a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 13(3), e070216. (Read full article)
  25. Mustanski B, Smith JD, Keiser B, Li DH, Benbow N (2022). Supporting the Growth of Domestic HIV Implementation Research in the United States Through Coordination, Consultation, and Collaboration: How We Got Here and Where We Are Headed. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 90(S1), S1-S8. (Read full article)
  26. Li DH, Benbow N, Keiser B, Mongrella M, Ortiz K, Villamar J, Gallo C, Deskins JS, Xavier Hall CD, Miller C, Mustanski B, Smith JD (2022). Determinants of Implementation for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Based on an Updated Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research: A Systematic Review. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 90(S1), S235-S246. (Read full article)
  27. Kho A, Daumit GL, Truesdale KP, Brown A, Kilbourne AM, Ladapo J, Wali S, Cicutto L, Matthews AK, Smith JD, Davis PD, Schoenthaler A, Ogedegbe G, Islam N, Mills KT, He J, Watson KS, Winn RA, Stevens J, Huebschmann AG, Szefler SJ (2022). The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Alliance. Health Serv Res, 57 Suppl 1(Suppl 1), 20-31. (Read full article)
  28. Wakschlag LS, Finlay-Jones AL, MacNeill LA, Kaat AJ, Brown CH, Davis MM, Franklin P, Berkel C, Krogh-Jespersen S, Smith JD (2022). Don't Get Lost in Translation: Integrating Developmental and Implementation Sciences to Accelerate Real-World Impact on Children's Development, Health, and Wellbeing. Front Public Health, 10, 827412. (Read full article)
  29. Gordon EJ, Uriarte JJ, Anderson N, Smith JD, Caicedo JC, Shumate M (2022). Sustainment of a complex culturally competent care intervention for Hispanic living donor kidney transplantation: A longitudinal analysis of adaptations. J Clin Transl Sci, 6(1), e38. (Read full article)
  30. Knapp AA, Carroll AJ, Mohanty N, Fu E, Powell BJ, Hamilton A, Burton ND, Coldren E, Hossain T, Limaye DP, Mendoza D, Sethi M, Padilla R, Price HE, Villamar JA, Jordan N, Langman CB, Smith JD (2022). A stakeholder-driven method for selecting implementation strategies: a case example of pediatric hypertension clinical practice guideline implementation. Implement Sci Commun, 3(1), 25. (Read full article)
  31. Smith MJ, Smith JD, Blajeski S, Ross B, Jordan N, Bell MD, McGurk SR, Mueser KT, Burke-Miller JK, Oulvey EA, Fleming MF, Nelson K, Brown A, Prestipino J, Pashka NJ, Razzano LA (2022). An RCT of Virtual Reality Job Interview Training for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness in IPS Supported Employment. Psychiatr Serv, appips202100516. (Read full article)
  32. Fu E, Neubert SW, Chang A, Smith JD, Graham AK (2021). Characterizing behavior change techniques used in the self-management of binge eating and weight: Applying a user-centered design approach. Eat Behav, 44, 101591. (Read full article)
  33. Vermeer WH, Smith JD, Wilensky U, Brown CH (2021). High-Fidelity Agent-Based Modeling to Support Prevention Decision-Making: an Open Science Approach. Prev Sci. (Read full article)
  34. Berkel C, Mauricio AM, Rudo-Stern J, Dishion TJ, Smith JD (2020). Motivational Interviewing and Caregiver Engagement in the Family Check-Up 4 Health. Prev Sci, 22(6), 737-746. (Read full article)
  35. Smith JD, Fu E, Rado J, Rosenthal LJ, Carroll AJ, Atlas JA, Carlo AD, Burnett-Zeigler I, Jordan N, Brown CH, Csernansky J (2021). Collaborative care for depression management in primary care: A randomized roll-out trial using a type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation design. Contemp Clin Trials Commun, 23, 100823. (Read full article)
  36. Smith JD, Davis P, Kho AN (2021). Community-Driven Health Solutions on Chicago's South Side. Stanf Soc Innov Rev, 19(3), A27-A29. (Read full article)
  37. Smith JD, Carroll AJ, Fu E, Berkel C (2021). Baseline Targeted Moderation in a Trial of the Family Check-Up 4 Health: Potential Explanations for Finding Few Practical Effects. Prev Sci. (Read full article)
  38. David RM, Carroll AJ, Smith JD (2021). Virtual Delivery of Therapeutic Assessment: An Empirical Case Study. J Pers Assess, 1-11. (Read full article)
  39. Finlay-Jones A, Ang JE, Bennett E, Downs J, Kendall S, Kottampally K, Krogh-Jespersen S, Lim YH, MacNeill LA, Mancini V, Marriott R, Milroy H, Robinson M, Smith JD, Wakschlag LS, Ohan JL (2021). Caregiver-mediated interventions to support self-regulation among infants and young children (0-5 years): a protocol for a realist review. BMJ Open, 11(6), e046078. (Read full article)
  40. Schwartz SR, Smith JD, Hoffmann C, Hansoti B, Mishra S, Means AR, Go V, Sherr K, Nash D, Sullivan P, Baral S (2021). Implementing Implementation Research: Teaching Implementation Research to HIV Researchers. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep, 18(3), 186-197. (Read full article)
  41. Berkel C, Fu E, Carroll AJ, Wilson C, Tovar-Huffman A, Mauricio A, Rudo-Stern J, Grimm KJ, Dishion TJ, Smith JD (2021). Effects of the Family Check-Up 4 Health on Parenting and Child Behavioral Health: A Randomized Clinical Trial in Primary Care. Prev Sci, 22(4), 464-474. (Read full article)
  42. Walunas TL, Ye J, Bannon J, Wang A, Kho AN, Smith JD, Soulakis N (2021). Does coaching matter? Examining the impact of specific practice facilitation strategies on implementation of quality improvement interventions in the Healthy Hearts in the Heartland study. Implement Sci, 16(1), 33. (Read full article)
  43. Smith JD, Berkel C, Carroll AJ, Fu E, Grimm KJ, Mauricio AM, Rudo-Stern J, Winslow E, Dishion TJ, Jordan N, Atkins DC, Narayanan SS, Gallo C, Bruening MM, Wilson C, Lokey F, Samaddar K (2021). Health behaviour outcomes of a family based intervention for paediatric obesity in primary care: A randomized type II hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial. Pediatr Obes, 16, e12780. (Read full article)
  44. Moin A, Mohanty N, Tedla YG, Carroll AJ, Padilla R, Langman CB, Smith JD (2020). Under-recognition of pediatric hypertension diagnosis: Examination of 1 year of visits to community health centers. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich), 23(2), 257-264. (Read full article)
  45. Nishi A, Dewey G, Endo A, Neman S, Iwamoto SK, Ni MY, Tsugawa Y, Iosifidis G, Smith JD, Young SD (2020). Network interventions for managing the COVID-19 pandemic and sustaining economy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 117(48), 30285-30294. (Read full article)
  46. Smith JD, Li DH, Rafferty MR (2020). The Implementation Research Logic Model: a method for planning, executing, reporting, and synthesizing implementation projects. Implement Sci, 15(1), 84. (Read full article)
  47. Berkel C, Smith JD, Bruening MM, Jordan N, Fu E, Mauricio AM, Grimm KJ, Winslow E, Ray K, Bourne A, Dishion TJ (2020). The Family Check-Up 4 Health: Study protocol of a randomized type II hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial in integrated primary care (the healthy communities 4 healthy students study). Contemp Clin Trials, 96, 106088. (Read full article)
  48. Smith MJ, Mitchell JA, Blajeski S, Parham B, Harrington MM, Ross B, Sinco B, Brydon DM, Johnson JE, Cuddeback GS, Smith JD, Jordan N, Bell MD, McGeorge R, Kaminski K, Suganuma A, Kubiak SP (2020). Enhancing vocational training in corrections: A type 1 hybrid randomized controlled trial protocol for evaluating virtual reality job interview training among returning citizens preparing for community re-entry. Contemp Clin Trials Commun, 19, 100604. (Read full article)


  1. Ye J, Sanuade OA, Hirschhorn LR, Walunas TL, Smith JD, Birkett MA, Baldridge AS, Ojji DB, Huffman MD (2024). Interventions and contextual factors to improve retention in care for patients with hypertension in primary care: Hermeneutic systematic review. [Review]. Prev Med, 180, 107880. (Read full article)
  2. Mustanski B, Queiroz A, Merle JL, Zamantakis A, Zapata JP, Li DH, Benbow N, Pyra M, Smith JD (2023). A Systematic Review of Implementation Research on Determinants and Strategies of Effective HIV Interventions for Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States. [Review]. Annu Rev Psychol, 75, 55-85. (Read full article)
  3. Zamantakis A, Li DH, Benbow N, Smith JD, Mustanski B (2022). Determinants of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation in Transgender Populations: A Qualitative Scoping Review. [Review]. AIDS Behav, 27(5), 1600-1618. (Read full article)
  4. Schwartz SR, Chavez Ortiz J, Smith JD, Beres LK, Mody A, Eshun-Wilson I, Benbow N, Mallela DP, Tan S, Baral S, Geng E (2022). Data Velocity in HIV-Related Implementation Research: Estimating Time From Funding to Publication. [Review]. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 90(S1), S32-S40. (Read full article)


  1. Martin M, Shenderovich Y, Caron EB, Smith JD, Siu G, Breitenstein SM (2023). The Case for Assessing and Reporting on Facilitator Fidelity: Introducing the Fidelity of Implementation in Parenting Programs Guideline. Glob Implement Res Appl, 4(1), 1-10. (Read full article)


  1. Smith MJ, Sherwood K, Blajeski S, Ross B, Smith JD, Jordan N, Dawalt L, Bishop L, Atkins MS (2020). Job Interview and Vocational Outcomes Among Transition-Age Youth Receiving Special Education Pre-Employment Transition Services. Intellect Dev Disabil (59(5), pp. 405-421). United States. (Read full article)
  2. Fiechtner L, Castro I, Ayala SG, Velez DS, Lindros J, Perkins M, Baker A, Salmon J, Biggs V, Cannon-Smith G, Smith JD, Simione M, Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM (2022). Design and Approach of the Healthy Weight Clinic Pediatric Weight Management Intervention Package and Implementation: Massachusetts-CORD 3.0. Child Obes (17(S1), pp. S48-S54). United States. (Read full article)
  3. Fiechtner L, Sierra Velez D, Ayala SG, Castro I, Lindros J, Perkins M, Baker A, Salmon J, Biggs V, Cannon-Smith G, Smith JD, Simione M, Gortmaker SL, Taveras EM (2022). Planned Evaluation of the Healthy Weight Clinic Pediatric Weight Management and Implementation: Massachusetts-CORD 3.0. Child Obes (17(S1), pp. S55-S61). United States. (Read full article)