Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology


Zoe Smith, PhD

Lab: Chicago Healthy Adolescents Transition Study (C.H.A.T.S.) Lab
Advisor: Grayson Holmbeck, Ph.D.
Office: Coffey Hall 342
Email: zsmith5@luc.edu
Webpage: Research Gate, TwitterLinkedIn

Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD
My research focuses on academic motivation for youth with ADHD and impairment related to the construct of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT). My work has shown that SCT is associated with depression, sleep, and academic difficulties above and beyond ADHD symptoms. Currently, I am writing a grant to create a community-based intervention to alleviate the negative emotionality and behaviors seen in adolescents with ADHD and high levels of SCT. I also have expertise in longitudinal data analyses and psychometrics. In my clinical work, I have focused on working with Black and Brown youth and their families using a cultural responsiveness and trauma-focused lens. This is particularly important for youth with ADHD, who often face discrimination in school, the medical system, and from peers. Outside of work, I enjoy running, listening to podcasts/books, playing basketball (badly), and reading.