Steven M Smith

Steven M Smith, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Business Phone: (352) 273-5134
Business Email:

About Steven M Smith

Steven Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. He also serves as Associate Director for the UF Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases.

He received his PharmD degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He then completed a PGY-1 residency at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in Gainesville, FL. After his residency, Dr. Smith completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Family Medicine during which time he participated in the Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation (APPCI) and concurrently completed the requirements for a Master of Public Health. Dr. Smith joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in 2011. He returned to the University of Florida in 2014.

Dr. Smith’s research is in the area of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and hypertension and is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. He also serves in several leadership roles nationally, including on the Examination Committee for the American Society of Hypertension Specialists’ Program (ASHSP) Certified Hypertension Clinician program, in several initiatives through the American Heart Association Hypertension Council, on the Board of Directors for the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control, and as a founding member of the CDC’s National Hypertension Control Roundtable.

Dr. Smith also co-directs the UF Family Medicine Pharmacy Fellowship (see link below).

Dr. Smith teaches Pharmacy & Population Health in the first year of the Pharm.D. curriculum.


Excellence Award for Assistant Professors
2019 · University of Florida
2018 · American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Teaching and Service Excellence Award
2017 · University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Delta Omega Inductee
2017 · University of Florida College of Public Health & Health Professions
New Investigator Award
2015 · American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Anniversary Fellow in Pharmacy
2014-2016 · National Academy of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
    Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
  • Certified Hypertension Clinician
    American Hypertension Specialist Certification Program

Research Profile

Dr. Smith’s research lab focuses on understanding and improving use of cardiovascular-related drug therapy in the real world to reduce risk of major adverse outcomes at the population level. Hypertension and its treatment are the major area of focus, and Dr. Smith has particular expertise in the area of difficult-to-control, or ‘resistant’ hypertension.

His lab employs a variety of observational methodologic approaches and data sources, including EHR, administrative claims, and prospective cohort and randomized clinical trial data. Strong collaborations within the College of Pharmacy include with faculty and trainees in the Cardiovascular group of the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, as well as with the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy and the Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety. Outside of the College, Dr. Smith’s group works closely with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, where Dr. Smith serves as Associate Director.

Current funding for the lab is through the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH), and is focused on using integrated EHR and claims data to better understand what drives antihypertensive prescribing and effectiveness/safety issues with such drugs in the real world, and to use that information in developing predictive models for improving selection of initial antihypertensive therapy.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Hypertension
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Resistant Hypertension


2020 American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
2020 Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
2019 The American journal of medicine
2017 Journal of public health (Oxford, England)
2017 Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)
2017 Current hypertension reports
2016 Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis
2016 Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH
2015 Current hypertension reports
2014 Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH
2013 The Annals of pharmacotherapy
2013 Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA
2010 The New England journal of medicine
2009 Expert review of cardiovascular therapy


Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Using PCORnet to Compare Blood Pressure Control Strategies
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
Advancing Personalized Hypertension Care through Big Data Science
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI · Principal Investigator
Apr 2015 ACTIVE
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Oct 2014 – Sep 2017
Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellow in Pharmacy
NATL ACAD OF SCIENCES · Principal Investigator


Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Informatics
2019 · University of Florida
2011 · University of Florida
Postdoctoral Fellow
2008-2011 · University of Florida
Pharmacy Practice Residency
2007-2008 · NF/SG Veterans Affairs Health System, Gainesville, FL
2007 · University of Florida

Contact Details

(352) 273-5134