Christopher Smith, Ph.D.

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
Kennedy Krieger Institute
7000 Tudsbury Road
Gwynn Oak, MD 21244
 
Phone: 443-923-9555
Email: smithchr@kennedykrieger.org
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Last Updated: March 29, 2016

Christopher Smith
 

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Leadership Administrative Staff: Director, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
Primary Activity Coordinators: Data
Research Director
Discipline Coordinators: Special Education
Specialty Resource Contacts: Evaluation,
Continuous quality improvement,
Systems change,
Collaboration,
Early childhood,
Positive behavior support,
Special education and DD policy
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Title V: Resource Mapping and Data Systems,
Maryland Housing Authority Project,
Kansas Early Learning Collaborative: Evaluation Project,
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Training Project,
Maryland Autism Commission Technical Assistance
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
Human Development/Child Development
Mental and Behavioral Health
Public Health
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council for Interdisciplinary Service
Council on Research and Evaluation
 
Research: Selected Publications

Sailor, W., Scott, T. M., Nelson, C. M., Freeman, R., Smith, C., Britten, J., & McCart, A. (2000). Using information technology to prepare personnel to implement functional behavioral assessment and positive behavioral support. Exceptionality, 8(3), 217-230.

Smith, C. L., & Freeman, R. L. (2002). Using Continuous System Level Assessment Methods to Build School Capacity. American Journal of Evaluation, 23(3), 307-319.

Freeman, R.L., Smith, C.L., & Tieghi-Benet, M. (2003). Promoting implementation success through the use of continuous systems-level assessment strategies. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5(2), 66-70.

Kidwell, P., Freeman, R., Smith, C., Zarcone, J. (2004). Integrating online instruction with active mentoring to support professionals in applied settings. The Internet and Higher Education, 7(2), 141-150.

Freeman, R., Smith, C., Zarcone, J., Kimbrough, P., Tieghi-Benet, M., Wickham, D., Reese, M., & Hine, K. (2005). Building a statewide plan for embedding positive behavior support in human service organizations. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 7(2), 109-119).

Zablotsky, B., Boswell, K, & Smith, C. (2012). An evaluation of school involvement and satisfaction of parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 117 (4), 316-330.

Boswell, K., Zablotsky, B., & Smith, C. (2014). Predictors of Autism Enrollment in a Public School System. Exceptional Children. October 2014 (81): 96-106.Sage Publications.

Vita/Bio

Grants and Contracts

2009-2011. Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (Administration on Developmental Disabilities). Principal Investigator, FTE ranging from 35%
to 75%. Funding at: $3,229,430 for total of six years.
2010-2012 Developmental Disabilities Administration (Maryland) Training Opportunities. Total direct costs ($300,000), Principal Investigator 5% EFT.
2011-2013 Building Systems to Assess Needs and Improve Access for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Funded by the Office of Genetics
Children with Special Health Care Needs (OGCSHCN), a unit of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Total direct costs
$203, 000, Principal Investigator, 20% EFT.
2012-2014 Developmental Disabilities Administration (Maryland) Training Opportunities. Total direct costs ($600,000), Principal Investigator 5% EFT.
2012-2017 Coordination of Special Projects Support. Funded by Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities
Administration. Principal Investigator, 5% EFT. Funding at:
• 2012-2013: $87,500
• 2013-2014: $227,291
• 2014-2015: $295,595
2012-2013 The Maryland Early Intervention and Screening Consortium. Funded by AMCHP. Principal Investigator, funding at $15,000.
2012-2013 Enhancing Advocacy and Public Policy Work Project.Funded by Maryland DD Council. Principal Investigator, funding at $132,927.
2009-2014. Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Evaluation Project. Funded by the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program. Total direct costs,
$180,000. Co-Principal Investigator and currently consultant, 16% EFT (average).
2013-2014 Community Works Project. Funded by Maggie's Light Foundation, $49,486. Principal Investigator.
2013-2014 Maryland Partnership for Affordable Housing. Funded through Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Total direct costs $80,000,
Principal Investigator, 10% EFT.
2001-2005 Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support (KAN28530). Funded by Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Department of
Health Care Policy. Total direct costs, $1,525,734. Co-Principal Investigator. 25% EFT (average).
2006-2007 Evaluating the Ohio Quality Assurance Systems Change Initiative (STE43240). Funded by Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental
Disabilities (ODMRDD). Total direct costs, $39,341. Principal Investigator, 15% EFT.
2006-2007 Developing a Performance Measurement Strategy for the Ohio Quality Assurance Systems Change Initiative (STE43241). Funded by Ohio Department
of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (ODMRDD). Total direct costs, $15,871. Principal Investigator, 17.5% EFT.
2006-2007 Developing a Quality Management Strategy for the Ohio Quality Assurance Systems Change Initiative (STE43242). Funded by Ohio Department of
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (ODMRDD). Total direct costs, $39,682. Principal Investigator, 15% EFT.
2009-2011 Kansas Early Learning Collaborative Evaluation Project. Funded through sub-contract with Kansas Association for Child Care Resource and
Referral Agencies (KACCRRA). Total direct cost $340,837, Principal Investigator, 15% EFT.
2012-2013 Reaching more families: Increasing parent knowledge and skills. Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council. ($50,798), Principal
Investigator 5% EFT.
2012-2012 Evaluation of Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) in Maryland. Funding by Maryland DD Council, $7,500. Principal Investigator. 5% EFT.
2011-2013 Maryland Partnership for Affordable Housing. Funded through Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Total direct costs $206,401,
Principal Investigator, 10% EFT.