• Smith, Geoff


    Investigator Emeritus, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604-875-2000 ext. 4717
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    Research Areas
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Schizophrenia
    Current Projects
    Selected Publications

    Smith GN, Thornton AE, Lang DJ, MacEwan GW, Kopala LC, Su W, Honer WG. (2015) Cortical morphology and early adverse birth events in men with first-episode psychosis. Psychological Medicine 45: 1825-1837. PMID: 25499574

    Smith GN, Thornton AE, Lang DJ, MacEwan GW, Ehmann TS, Kopala LC, Tee K, Shiau G, Voineskos AN, Kennedy JL, Honer WG (2012) Hippocampal volume and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism in first episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research 134: 253-259. PMID: 22192502

    Smith GN, Ehmann TS, Flynn SW, MacEwan GW, Tee K, Kopala LC, Thornton AE, Schenk CH, Honer WG (2011) The assessment of symptom severity and functional impairment using DSM-IV axis V. Psychiatric Services 62: 411-417. PMID: 21459993

    Smith, G.N., MacEwan, G.W., Kopala, L.C., Ehmann, T.S., Good, K., Thornton, A.E., Neilson, H., Lang, D.J., Barr, A.M., & Honer, W.G. (2010). Prenatal tobacco exposure in first episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 119, 271-272. PMID: 20116216

    Smith, G.N., Wong, H., MacEwan, G.W., Kopala, L.C., Ehmann, T.S., Thornton, A.E., Lang, D.J., Barr, A.M., Procyshyn, R., Austin, J.C., Flynn, S.W., & Honer, W.G. (2009). Predictors of starting to smoke cigarettes in patients with first-episode psychosis. 
    Schizophrenia Research, 108(1-3), 258-264. PMID: 19162444

    Voineskos, A.N., Lang, D.J., Zai, G., Bulgin, N., Shaikh, S., Su, W., Kopala, L.C., MacEwan, G.W., Thornton, A.E., Smith, G.N., Austin, J.C., Honer, W.G., & Kennedy, J.L. (2008). MAG gene variation and cortical gray matter volume in first episode schizophrenia. 
    Brain Imaging & Behavior. Vol. 2(2): 117-122.  PMCID: PMC3342517

    Panenka, W.J., Khorram, B., Barr, A.M., Smith, G.N., Lang, D.J., Kopala, L., Vandorpe, R.A., & Honer, W.G. (2007) A longitudinal study of the effects of typical versus atypical antipsychotic drugs on hippocampal volume in schizophrenia.
    Schizophrenia Research, 94, 288-292. PMID: 17570643

    Williams, R., Kopala, L., Malla, A., Smith, G.N., Love, L., & Balshaw, R. (2006). Medication decisions and clinical outcomes in the CNOMSS study. 
    Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 113, 12-21. PMID: 16542321

    Smith, G.N., Malla, A., Williams, R., Kopala, L., Love, L., & Balshaw, R. (2006). The Canadian National Outcomes Measurement Study in schizophrenia: overview. 
    Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 113, 4-11. PMID: 16542320

    Malla, A., Williams, R., Kopala, L., Smith, G.N., Talling, D., & Balshaw, R. (2006). Outcome on quality of life in a Canadian national sample of patients with schizophrenia and related disorders. 
    Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 113, 22-28. PMID: 16542322

    Austin, J. C., Smith, G. N., & Honer, W. G. (2006). The genomic era and perceptions of psychotic disorders: Genetic risk estimation, associations with reproductive decisions and views about predictive testing. 
    American Journal of Medical Genetics.Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics : The Official Publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 141B(8), 926-928. PMID: 16958030

    Lang, D.J., Khorram, B., Goghari, V.M., Kopala, L., Vandorpe, R.A., Rui, Q., Smith, G.N., & Honer, W.G. (2006). Reduced anterior internal capsule and thalamic volumes in first-episode psychosis. 
    Schizophrenia Research, 87, 89-99. PMID: 16793239

    Khorram, B., Lang, D.J., Kopala, L., Vandorpe, R.A., Rui, O., Goghari, V.M., Smith, G.N., & Honer, W.G. (2006). Reduced thalamic volume in chronic schizophrenia after switching from typical antipsychotic medication to olanzapine. 
    American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 2005-2007. PMID: 17074955

    Smith, G.N., Boydell, J., Murray, R.M., Flynn, S., McKay, K., & Honer, W.G. (2006). Incidence of schizophrenia in European immigrants to Canada. 
    Schizophrenia Research, 87, 205-211. PMID: 16905294

    Honours & Awards
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