Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Psychology

Dr. Aimee Smith
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Aimee W. Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor

Office: Rawl 239
Phone: 252-737-4095
Fax: 252-328-6283

Mailing Address:

104 Rawl Building
Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


PhD, Clinical Child Psychology, Kent State University
MA, Clinical Psychology, Kent State University
BA, Psychology, Winthrop University

Research Interests: Dr. Smith is a pediatric psychologist (clinical child psychologist) and researcher of pediatric chronic illness management and impact. Specifically, her program of research focuses on three areas: 1) medication adherence 2) healthcare transition, and 3) academic impact of chronic illnesses and treatment. Current major projects include 1) a focus group study with adolescents and young adults with pediatric epilepsy and their caregivers immediately before or after their transition to adult healthcare and 2) initiation of a multi-year study of medication adherence using electronic monitors to examine the transition of responsibility for adherence in youth with epilepsy. Dr. Smith also collaborates with healthcare partners in other chronic illness populations, including hematology, nephrology, and endocrinology.

Selected publications in peer refereed journals:

Smith, A.W., Bodas, P., Sidebotham, L., Hanigosky, J., & Wildman, B.G. (In Press). Improving Uptake of Hydroxyurea in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: A Retrospective Study of a Clinic-Based Change in Consenting Practices. Journal of the National Medical Association.

McGrady, M. E., Holbein, C. E., Smith, A. W., Morrison, C. F., Hommel, K. A., Modi, A. C., Pai, A. L. H., & Ramsey, R. R. (2018). An independent evaluation of the accuracy and usability of adherence electronic monitoring devices. Annals of Internal Medicine. doi: 10.7326/M17-3306

Guitierrez-Colina, A.M., Smith, A.W., Mara, C.A., & Modi, A.C. (2018). Adherence barriers in pediatric epilepsy: From toddlers to young adults. Epilepsy and Behavior, 80, 229-234.

Holbein, C.E., Smith A.W., Peugh, J., & Modi, A.C. (2018). Allocation of Treatment Responsibility in Adolescents with Epilepsy: Associations with Cognitive Skills and Medication Adherence. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, jsy006,

Smith, A.W., Mara, C., & Modi, A. (2018). Adherence to antiepileptic drugs in adolescents with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior.

Guilfoyle, S.M., Follansbee-Junger, K., Smith, A.W., Combs, A., Ollier, S., Hater, B., & Modi, A. (2018). Antiepileptic drug behavioral side effects and baseline hyperactivity in children and adolescents with new-onset epilepsy. Epilepsia, 59 (1), 146-154. doi: 10.1111/epi.13946 

Glaser, N., Schmidt, M., Wade, S., Smith, A.W., Turnier, L., & Modi, A. (2017). The formative design of Epilepsy Journey: A web-based executive functioning intervention for adolescents with epilepsy. Journal of Formative Design in Learning, 1(2), 126-135.

Modi, A.C., Wagner, J., Smith, A.W., Kellermann, T., & Michaelis, R. (2017). Implementation of psychological clinical trials in epilepsy: Review and guide. Epilepsy and Behavior, 74, 104-113. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.06.016

Smith, A. W., Mara, C., Ollier, S., Combs, A., & Modi, A. (2017). Rebellious behaviors in adolescents with epilepsy. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. jsx089. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsx089

Modi, A.C., Schmidt, M., Smith, A.W., Turnier, L., Glaser, N. & Wade, S.L. (2017). Development of a web-based executive functioning intervention for adolescents with epilepsy: The Epilepsy Journey. Epilepsy and Behavior 72, 114-121. DOI 10.1016/j.yebeh.2017.04.009

Guilfoyle, S.M., Wagner, J.L., Modi, A.C., Junger, K.F., Barrett, L.E., Riisen, A.C., Schoffner, K.R., Smith, A.W., & Weyand, C. (2017). Pediatric epilepsy and behavioral health: The state of the literature and directions of evidence-based interprofessional care, training, and research. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 5(1), 79-90.

Wilson, S.M., Smith, A.W., & Wildman, B.G. (2015). Teachers’ Perceptions of Obese Youth in the Classroom. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 8(4), 231-243. DOI: 10.1080/1754730X.2015.1074054

West, A.M., Denzer, A.Q., Wildman, B.G., and Anhalt, K. (2013). Teacher perception of burden and willingness to accommodate children with chronic health conditions. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 6(1), 35-50.

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