- Ph.D., 1988, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Smith’s research focuses on the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases. He has been studying mild cognitive impairment for 25+ years. He also studies methods to prevent or delay the development of dementia, especially behavioral interventions intended to enhance resilience, reserve, or to mitigate neurodegenerative disease.
Dr. Smith provides neuropsychological evaluations particularly for oIder adults. He also is developer and a leader of the HABIT® Healthy Action to Benefit Independence and Thinking program. HABIT® and variations of this program are an intensive behavioral intervention for persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment and their care partners.
GE Smith, and S. Farias, Eds (2018). Handbook of Dementia. Washington, DC. American Psychological Association
Smith, GE (2016). Healthy Cognitive Aging and Dementia Prevention. American Psychologist, 71, 268-275.
Smith GE, Housen P, Yaffe K, Ruff R, Kennison RF, Mahncke HW, Zelinski EM. (2009) A cognitive training program based on principles of brain plasticity: results from the Improvement in Memory with Plasticity-based Adaptive Cognitive Training (IMPACT) study. J Am Geriatr Soc. Apr; 57(4):594-603. Epub 2009 Feb 09. PMID:19220558. DOI:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2008.02167.x.
Smith, G.E. and Bondi, M. W. (2013). Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia; Definitions, Diagnosis and Treatment. New York; Oxford Press.
Smith GE, Petersen RC, Parisi JE, Ivnik RJ, Tangalos E, Waring S. Definition, course, and outcome of mild cognitive impairment. Aging, Neuropsychology & Cognition 1996 Jun;3(2):141-7.
- Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology (co taught, 2019).
Awards & Honors
- 2014- Chair, Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy
- 2008-2009 President, Clinical Neuropsychology Division (40) of the American Psychological Association
- 2006 Fellow, American Psychological Association
- 2005-2007 President, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
- American Psychological Association (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology)
- International Neuropsychological Society
- American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology