Karen Smith

Clinical Research Supervisor
Fields of Interest: 

Ms. Smith is the clinical research supervisor working directly with the Rabinovici Lab and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She works closely with both faculty and staff in monitoring operational issues, regulatory compliance and project development. Ms. Smith brings many years of experience in clinical and non-clinical trials across a variety of funding mechanisms and disciplines. Prior to coming to the Memory and Aging Center in April 2019, Ms. Smith was a Research Operations Associate at the UCSF Immune Tolerance Network and the Autism Research Program Coordinator at the Environmental Health Investigations Branch in California Department of Public Health.

Publications: 

Autism and developmental screening in a public, primary care setting primarily serving Hispanics: challenges and results.

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

Windham GC, Smith KS, Rosen N, Anderson MC, Grether JK, Coolman RB, Harris S

Adaptation of the "ten questions" to screen for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in Uganda.

Autism : the international journal of research and practice

Kakooza-Mwesige A, Ssebyala K, Karamagi C, Kiguli S, Smith K, Anderson MC, Croen LA, Trevathan E, Hansen R, Smith D, Grether JK

The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED): a multisite epidemiologic study of autism by the Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE) network.

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

Schendel DE, Diguiseppi C, Croen LA, Fallin MD, Reed PL, Schieve LA, Wiggins LD, Daniels J, Grether J, Levy SE, Miller L, Newschaffer C, Pinto-Martin J, Robinson C, Windham GC, Alexander A, Aylsworth AS, Bernal P, Bonner JD, Blaskey L, Bradley C, Collins J, Ferretti CJ, Farzadegan H, Giarelli E, Harvey M, Hepburn S, Herr M, Kaparich K, Landa R, Lee LC, Levenseller B, Meyerer S, Rahbar MH, Ratchford A, Reynolds A, Rosenberg S, Rusyniak J, Shapira SK, Smith K, Souders M, Thompson PA, Young L, Yeargin-Allsopp M

Birth prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the San Francisco Bay area by demographic and ascertainment source characteristics.

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

Windham GC, Anderson MC, Croen LA, Smith KS, Collins J, Grether JK

Genetic heritability and shared environmental factors among twin pairs with autism.

Archives of general psychiatry

Hallmayer J, Cleveland S, Torres A, Phillips J, Cohen B, Torigoe T, Miller J, Fedele A, Collins J, Smith K, Lotspeich L, Croen LA, Ozonoff S, Lajonchere C, Grether JK, Risch N

Investigation of shifts in autism reporting in the California Department of Developmental Services.

Journal of autism and developmental disorders

Grether JK, Rosen NJ, Smith KS, Croen LA