Lee Smith, MD, is Director of Stress Medicine at The Center for MindBody Health in Salt Lake City. He is an internist with subspecialty in behavioral medicine, which interfaces mental and physical health. He has chaired national curriculum committees in this area. He established the Stress Medicine Clinic at the University of Utah, where he was Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. He previously was Medical Director of the Behavioral and Stress Medicine Task Force at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he was also Vice-Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine. He was a cofounder of The Institute for Spirituality & Healing in Medicine.
Dr. Smith’s research interests have centered on defining the types of medical disorders associated with anxiety and depression, on chronic pain problems, and on the effects on health outcomes of effectively treating the stress issues. He co-authored a widely used textbook entitled Mind-Body Health: The Effects of Attitudes, Emotions and Relationships, currently in its fifth edition as well as authored many other scholarly articles and books. Lee is educated in integral theory and practice.