Wayne Pediatrics welcomes new psychologist – School of Medicine News

Wayne Pediatrics, home of Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics faculty physicians, continues to grow, adding Jameel Smith, Ph.D., chief pediatric psychologist, to the practice.

The work of Dr. Smith supports children and adolescents, including those dealing with anxiety and depression, adjusting to physical illness, concerns about family relationships, and more. She joins a team of medical, support and administrative staff committed to delivering quality pediatric care and improving health outcomes for children and youth in metropolitan Detroit.

Jameel Smith, Ph.D.

“I am excited to join Wayne Pediatrics’ efforts to provide quality integrated behavioral health care to children and families in Detroit,” said Dr. Smith. “I am inspired by the resilience of our families. When they show up to find hope, I look forward to joining them on their journey. My goal is to reduce the mental health barriers that we know many families in Detroit have when they need psychological help. Our work to improve health outcomes, quality of life and bring hope to the people of Detroit gives me great energy and purpose.”

dr. Smith is a Detroiter who received her doctorate and master’s degree in school psychology from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Houston Baptist University. Her bachelor’s degree in economics was obtained from the University of Michigan.

Wayne Pediatrics offers a full range of integrated primary and subspecialty care, including preventive and behavioral health services from a diabetes educator, dietitians, psychologists and social workers. The practice also prioritizes monthly education and outreach opportunities to further engage the community.

For more information about Wayne Pediatrics or to schedule an appointment, call 313-448-9606 or visit www.waynepediatrics.org.

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