Lauren A. Smith, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Lauren Smith
91 E. Concord St


Lauren A. Smith, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the department of General Pediatrics at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She has an extensive and illustrious career both in and out the medical community. Primarily, she has worked as a public policy consultant and served on state and federal advisory boards. Dr. Smith is passionate about philanthropy and community service regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Greater Boston area. Currently, she is the Co-CEO of FSG, a consulting firm for social change.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center


  • University of California, San Francisco, MD
  • University of California, Berkeley, MPH
  • Harvard College, BA


  • Published on 3/18/2022

    Guyol GG, Kerr SM, Colson E, Corwin MJ, Smith LA, Heeren T, Kiviniemi MT, Parker MG. The Impact of Maternal Worry on Infant Care Practices. Acad Pediatr. 2022 Aug; 22(6):935-941. PMID: 35307603.

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  • Published on 6/1/2011

    Hansard MJ, Jackson MJ, Smith LA, Rose S, Jenner P. A major metabolite of bupropion reverses motor deficits in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-treated common marmosets. Behav Pharmacol. 2011 Jun; 22(3):269-74. PMID: 21522056.

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  • Published on 5/16/2011

    Manning SE, Davin CA, Barfield WD, Kotelchuck M, Clements K, Diop H, Osbahr T, Smith LA. Early diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders in Massachusetts birth cohorts, 2001-2005. Pediatrics. 2011 Jun; 127(6):1043-51. PMID: 21576313.

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  • Published on 5/1/2011

    Tan IC, Maus EA, Rasmussen JC, Marshall MV, Adams KE, Fife CE, Smith LA, Chan W, Sevick-Muraca EM. Assessment of lymphatic contractile function after manual lymphatic drainage using near-infrared fluorescence imaging. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 May; 92(5):756-764.e1. PMID: 21530723.

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  • Published on 11/1/2010

    Smith LA, Colson ER, Rybin D, Margolis A, Colton T, Lister G, Corwin MJ. Maternal assessment of physician qualification to give advice on AAP-recommended infant sleep practices related to SIDS. Acad Pediatr. 2010 Nov-Dec; 10(6):383-8. PMID: 21075318.

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  • Published on 12/26/2007

    Bokhour BG, Cohn ES, Cort├ęs DE, Yinusa-Nyahkoon LS, Hook JM, Smith LA, Rand CS, Lieu TA. Patterns of concordance and non-concordance with clinician recommendations and parents' explanatory models in children with asthma. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Mar; 70(3):376-85. PMID: 18162357.

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  • Published on 5/1/2006

    Smith LA, Oyeku SO, Homer C, Zuckerman B. Sickle cell disease: a question of equity and quality. Pediatrics. 2006 May; 117(5):1763-70. PMID: 16651336.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2005

    Smith LA, Hatcher-Ross JL, Wertheimer R, Kahn RS. Rethinking race/ethnicity, income, and childhood asthma: racial/ethnic disparities concentrated among the very poor. Public Health Rep. 2005 Mar-Apr; 120(2):109-16. PMID: 15842111.

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  • Published on 9/1/2002

    Smith LA, Romero D, Wood PR, Wampler NS, Chavkin W, Wise PH. Employment barriers among welfare recipients and applicants with chronically ill children. Am J Public Health. 2002 Sep; 92(9):1453-7. PMID: 12197972.

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  • Published on 1/1/2002

    Smith LA, Hatcher JL, Wertheimer R. The association of childhood asthma with parental employment and welfare receipt. J Am Med Womens Assoc. 2002; 57(1):11-5. PMID: 11905483.

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