Melissa Edmondson Smith

Melissa SmithMelissa Edmondson Smith, Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.5107
Room: 3W15
Edmondson Smith CV

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


MsSW, Columbia University
PhD, University of Southern California

Expertise and Research Interests

Community-based mental heath services
Black populations diagnosed with serious mental illnesses
Youth and young adults at clinical high risk for psychosis
The intersection of race, ethnicity, sociocultural factors and serious mental illness across the life span
Qualitative and mixed methods research


Recent Publications


Smith, M. E., Yamada, A. M., Barrio, C., Pahwa, R.,Hurlburt, K., & Brekke. J. (2019).

A quick scoping review of psychosocial treatment recommendations for African

Americans with schizophrenia spectrum disorder. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural

Diversity in Social Work, 28(3), 263-281. doi: 10.1080/15313204.2019.1640823


Pahwa, R., Smith, M. E., Yuan, Y., & Padget, D. (2019). The ties that bind and unbound

ties: Experiences of formerly homeless individuals in recovery from serious

mental illness and substance use. Qualitative Health Research, 29(9), 1313-1323.

doi:10.1177/1049732318814250 (2018 JCR Impact Factor: 3.030)


Millman, Z. B., Rakhshan, P. J., DeVylder, J. E., Smith, M. E., Phalen, P. L., Woods,

S.W., . . . & Schiffman, J. (2019). Evidence for differential predictive

performance of the prime screen between Black and White help-seeking

youths. Psychiatric Services in Advance. doi: 10.1176/

*August 2019 Psychiatric Services Editor’s Choice: Early Psychosis Intervention Curated Collection