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April Smith

April Smith

Associate Professor

Psychological Sciences

April Smith

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PhD, Florida State University

MS, Florida State University

BA, University of Texas, Austin 

About Me

April Smith is the director of the Research on Eating Disorders and Suicidality (REDS) Laboratory at Auburn University. She received her PhD from Florida State University’s Clinical Psychology Program in 2012 and completed her clinical residency at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Smith was an associate professor at Miami University before starting at Auburn in 2021. She was named a 2016 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Smith has received over $6.5 million in funding from the Department of Defense and NIMH to support her work. More information about Dr. Smith and her work can be found on her lab website.

DEI Activities

  • DEI Committee member and chair of the Education and Programming Subcommittee.
  • Ongoing research related to the effects of weight stigma and discrimination on disordered eating and suicidality.
  • Member of PEO, a philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing women’s educational opportunities.
  • Co-director of the AEDC, a clinic that provides low-cost, evidence-based treatment for individuals with eating disorders.