Catherine Mancina Smith, Ph.D.

Center for Child Health and Development
Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies
University of Kansas
1200 Sunnyside Avenue
3134 Haworth
Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
Phone: 913-588-5890
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Last Updated: June 19, 2017


Primary Activity Coordinators: Clinical Services
Specialty Resource Contacts: CCHD Associate Director; LEND Clinical Services Liaison
Discipline(s): Human Development/Child Development
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: autism, training in autism diagnostic assessment, differential diagnosis, behavioral analysis, behavior disorders, developmental disorders, assessment
Education: child development, behavioral analysis, human development
Service: assessment, research, clinical, training



Catherine Mancina Smith, PhD,

Dr. Smith is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Center for Child Health and Development, University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Smith earned her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and a doctorate degree in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. She has worked with children with autism and developmental disabilities for over 15 years. Currently, she is a faculty member in Center for Child Health and Development and is involved in clinical, research, training and community outreach activities.